President Trump’s latest idea to treat the coronavirus is proving hard for many people to swallow.
The president suggested using ultraviolet light inside the body or disinfectant by “injection” to treat COVID-19 during his Thursday press briefing, which has drawn backlash from doctors and critics. Companies like Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser
But CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who has been recovering from the coronavirus-borne disease, had a particularly colorful response to the president’s musings during “Cuomo Prime Time” on Thursday night.
“ ‘Take two shots of Windex, swallow this lightbulb, and call me in the morning. Come on, man!’ ”
“The idea of household disinfectants inside the body. … The only question is where the president got this, or what did he misinterpret?” Cuomo added.
Watch the segment here:
Granted, Cuomo’s own critics noted that the CNN anchor’s wife, Christina, who along with the couple’s 14-year-old son has also tested positive for COVID-19, revealed that she has been bathing in Clorox as part of her holistic approach. “Both days, I added 1/2 cup of Clorox to my bathwater to combat the radiation and metals in my system and oxygenate it,” she wrote on her Purist wellness blog.
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What’s more, an infectious-diseases expert told HuffPo that bathing in bleach is ?“not mainstream or evidence-based medicine,” and also warned about bleach’s tendency toward irritating skin.
That doctor’s recommendation for staying clean: soap and water.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany responded to the disinfectant discourse on Friday with the following statement: “President Trump has repeatedly said that Americans should consult with medical doctors regarding coronavirus treatment, a point that he emphasized again during yesterday’s briefing.?Leave it to the media to irresponsibly take President Trump out of context and run with negative headlines.”?
A close ally of the Trump White House, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, had this to contribute Friday morning: