The United States top infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci said he was worried that people would start doing dangerous and foolish things after former President Donald Trump’s suggestion of injecting disinfectant could treat COVID-19.
The former president commented during a press briefing in April 2020, suggesting scientists should examine the effects of possibly injecting disinfectant to cure coronavirus.
Trump’s Claim 1
Donald Trump suggested injecting patients with disinfectants might help treat coronavirus.
Trump briefed that he saw the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute. Moreover, he inquired if there is a way we can treat COVID by injection or almost a cleaning. Because we see it gets in the lungs, and it does a significant number on the lungs. So, it would be exciting to check the results.
The scientists, health experts, doctors, and even a leading disinfectant company were quick to discourage the suggestion and tell people that it is hazardous to ingest or inject disinfectant. Donald Trump later claimed that he was hostile to see what would materialize.
In the CNN interview, Dr. Fauci said that he could see what is going to happen as a result of injecting.
The infectious disease expert added that they would have a public who hears that from the president and start doing dangerous and foolish acts. Moreover, he stated this COVID treatment as something we mustn’t perform and be very clear. The CDC came out, he thinks, the next day and put in one of their publications and warns not to inject disinfectant.
Anthony Fauci said the combination of good and bad information led to some individuals relying on the concept of unscientific information. He further said that is the reason he took it upon himself to challenge incorrect information. Even if the information came from the former president, using the example of discouraging the usage of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.
Trump’s Claim 2
President Trump has also expressed the idea of exposing COVID-19 patients to ultraviolet or just very powerful and bright light.
There is evidence that viruses on surfaces die more quickly when exposed directly to sunlight. But we do not know how long they have to be exposed for UV light to have the desired effect.
However, this is only about infected surfaces, not about what happens once the virus is inside our body.