Donald Trumps statement turned upside down: A statement by President Donald Trump of America battling the Coronavirus epidemic became a sore throat.
A large number of people in the US state of New York, the worst affected by the pandemic, contacted health officials and said they had swallowed household cleaning materials such as bleaching powder or Lysol.
Earlier, Trump had claimed that coronavirus infection would be cured by swallowing microbes such as Lysol, Dettol. New York’s Health Department’s Poison Control Center on Thursday night from 9 am to 3 pm.
30 people called and said they had swallowed the insecticides. The Spokesperson of the centre said that no one died due to eating bleaching powder or they needed to be admitted to hospital.
US President Donald Trump clarified.
According to the data, last year, there were only 13 cases of poisoning. The Spokesperson said that out of the incidents that occurred on Thursday, nine are of drinking Lysol.
Apart from this, 10 cases are of eating bleaching powder and 11 other disinfectants. On the other hand, in an attempt to avoid criticism for his strange suggestions, US President Donald Trump has given clarification.
Trump said that he was in fact ‘sarcastic’ when he asked doctors to consider using vaccines to deliver bactericides in the body or use ultraviolet rays, heat, for possible treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Trump on Thursday rebuffed health experts for his bizarre and unrealistic advice, appealing people not to listen to the president’s ‘dangerous’ advice.
Companies making Lysol and Dettol warned
Physicians and companies making Lysol and Dettol warn that the entry of the disinfectant into the body is dangerous. When Trump was asked about his comment on Friday, he said, “I was jokingly asking questions from reporters like you just to see what happens.”
He said, “I was asking the reporters present in the room a very sarcastic question about carrying germicides inside the body.” Trump said he was asking about an antiseptic that could be safely rubbed on his hands.
US news website The Hill quoted Trump as saying, “But it definitely kills the virus, and it can kill the virus on the hands, and it will make things a lot better.” This was done as a satirical question to reporters.