Since Trump is the smartest man in the world and doesn’t need no fancy pants “scientists” to treat coronavirus,he sees almost obsessed with coming up with his own treatments. most of which are not just ineffective but dangerous. A perfect example is his new suggestion that people inject disinfectants to cure the virus. He threw this out at his daily virus briefing.
“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said during Thursday’s coronavirus press briefing. “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Needless to say, scientists say this is a very bad idea:
“My concern is that people will die. People will think this is a good idea,” Craig Spencer, director of global health in emergency medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, told The Washington Post. “This is not willy-nilly, off-the-cuff, maybe-this-will-work advice. This is dangerous.”…
Other doctors stepped forward after the briefing to challenge the president, calling his comments “irresponsible,” “extremely dangerous” and “frightening” in interviews with The Post as they rushed to warn people of the dire consequences of ingesting caustic chemicals.
“We’ve heard the president trying to practice medicine for several weeks now, but this is a new low that is outside the realms of common sense or plausibility,” said Ryan Marino, a medical toxicologist and emergency physician at University Hospitals in Cleveland.
I’ve heard similar arguments when ignorant people learn that some chemical kills an illness in a test tube. But that doesn’t mean you can inject it and it will kill the illness that way. And trying it may well kill you. A basic mistake by the world’s smartest man.