Trump Suggests Injecting ‘Disinfectant’ As Possible Treatment For COVID-19

Trump Suggests Injecting ‘Disinfectant’ As Possible Treatment For COVID-19

After Donald Trump spent weeks touting the power and efficacy of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, a study at a Veterans Administration hospital showed more folks who received the drug actually died than the patients who only received standard care.

But don’t worry – Trump has more ideas.

Today, at the White House press briefing he pitched the idea of injecting COVID-19 patients with disinfectant to kill the virus.

Via The Independent:

Donald Trump, a businessman by training and trade, floated more trial medical trial balloons on Thursday night – repeatedly suggesting disinfectant be injected into the bodies of humans to cure coronavirus patients while doubling down on his claims that sunlight kills the deadly virus.

“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning,” the president said during his daily Covid-19 briefing.

A senior health official, under questioning from reporters, later said federal laboratories are not considering or trying to develop such a treatment option.