U.S President Donald Trump Suggests Injecting COVID-19 Patients with Disinfectants
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U.S President Donald Trump Suggests Injecting COVID-19 Patients with Disinfectants

Apr 24, 2020 | Fatimah Senait

President Donald Trump has suggested that Medic in the United States start treating C0OVID-19 patients with disinfectants including Ultra-Violet rays after a Homeland Security official’s presentation study revealed that ultra-violet rays may be effective in killing the virus.

Trump’s suggestion came on Thursday after holding a Corona Virus Task Force Update Meeting where Bill Bryan, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security revealed the idea might be feasible since experiments have shown the coronavirus does not survive well and is almost ineffective in sunlight, warm temperatures or humid areas.

“Suppose that we hit the body with tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that it hasn’t been checked and you’re going to test it. Suppose you can bring the light inside the body…

Then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in one minute. Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? … It would be interesting to check that.”

 

Trump said while addressing the Press.

However, medics have poked holes in Trump’s idea, claiming that while it is true that the virus may not survive and thrive in warm climate, sun rays and heat have not been determined to be the ultimate cure for the virus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. infectious disease expert working closely with the CDC acknowledged that while warmer weather does in fact affect most viruses, it wasn’t the proven solution to cure and curb the contracting of the virus.

“One should not assume that we are going to be rescued by a change in the weather. You must assume that the virus will continue to do its thing.

If we get some help from the weather, so be it, fine. But I don’t think we need to assume that.”

Dr. Fauci said in an interview with ABC.

Other Medical Experts have warned that the virus may mutate while inside the human body due to several factors including but not limited to climate and the carrier body, even though the virus mutated at a slower rate than the seasonal flu.

So far, 50,372 people have died from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States alone with the total number of confirmed cases standing at 890,000 as of Thursday out of which only 82,843 people have recovered.

The US becomes the leading country in mortality cases from Covid-19 surpassing Italy which comes second and has reported 25,549 deaths out of 190,000 confirmed cases.

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