US President Donald Trump, who is at the target of criticism arrows for his way of handling the coronavirus outbreak, said at a press conference in the White House on Thursday that COVID-19 patients could be injected with disinfectant or applied Ultraviolet (UV) as a treatment method.
“Treat COVID-19 as a flu. If this disease spreads, we will do whatever we have to do. We are ready for anything, but the risk to the US people is very low. ” US President Donald Trump spoke about the coronavirus epidemic at a press conference on February 27, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Health Minister Alex Azar and other health officials .
At the point reached today, COVID-19 , which Trump does not consider as a risk, has literally taken the US into the palm of the hand . While the total number of cases in the country exceeded 890 thousand, the number of people who lost their lives reached 50 thousand. Although the USA, which is the country where the epidemic hit the most, wanted to leave the chaotic and traumatic days as soon as possible, this does not seem possible in the short term.
More than 50,000 people have died in the U.S. to date due to coronavirus
While scientists around the world were working on a vaccine that could be effective against COVID-19, Trump came up with a very interesting treatment proposal. At a press conference Thursday at the White House, President Trump proposed some potentially dangerous coronavirus treatment methods, including injecting disinfectants and applying Ultraviolet (UV) rays to kill the virus .
At the same meeting, Bill Bryan, head of the Department of Science and Technology of the National Security Department, said that as a result of their research with their team, they found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19 disease only lived on sunny surfaces above 21 degrees for two minutes.
Stating that household cleaning products are very effective in killing the virus , Bryan said, "While bleach kills the virus in five minutes, this period is only 30 seconds in isopropyl alcohol . "
He also stated that the use of heat and moisture to disinfect contaminated areas can be prevented from spreading the virus much better by increasing health measures in areas where environmental factors can help the virus survive longer on surfaces.
Experts: The idea of injecting any cleaning product into the body is irresponsible and dangerous
Based on these evaluations, Trump came up with the idea that patients can be injected with disinfectant or applied UV rays. So what do the experts say about this interesting proposal by the President of the USA?
Dr. Pulmonologist and NBC News writer. Vin Gupta says the idea of injecting any cleaning product into the body is irresponsible and dangerous, and adds: “This is a common method people use when they want to kill themselves.”
Joe Biden, a former vice president and 2020 US Presidential Candidate, said on Thursday that Trump should focus on requests for the medical supplies and coronavirus tests needed, rather than suggesting strange treatment methods .