President Donald Trump faced severe criticism after he suggested in a press conference that injecting disinfectant might be one option to battle coronavirus and 'cleanse' the lung.
When in a position of power, words mean a great deal. One single mistake could lead to grave results. Recently, the President of the US, Mr. Donald Trump suggested that injecting with disinfectants might be one way to cure COVID-19 and could be helpful in the cleansing of lungs too. The remarks were received with great horror by physicians and medical personnel around the world. Who repeatedly told people to not commit such a careless mistake as it could be fatal too.
Even though Mr. Trump later cleared the air by saying that he passed the medical advice sarcastically and he didn't mean it in a literal way, but the harm was already done. In the 18 hours after the president's suggestion during a Thursday night news conference, the city center got 30 exposure calls -- nine specifically about Lysol, 10 about bleach and 11 about other household cleaners.
The President came with the announcement and soon after the conference health officials rushed to warn people to not ingest the chemical. The maker of Lysol, British consumer goods company RB, even felt compelled to issue a statement urging the public in no uncertain terms not to consume its products.
President Trump later said that he was being sarcastic with his comments, but he also notably cut short his Friday-night news conference without taking any questions.
None of the 30 exposure calls in the city resulted in death or hospitalization.