The coronavirus pandemic has brought about some crazy statements (from politicians, nonetheless) about how to beat it. Remember the blow dryer up the nose? But Lysol or bleach? Nah. Nope. Not at all. NEVER.
Despite the fact that your president actually got on television Thursday and said that we need to look into injecting disinfectants into our bodies to beat the coronavirus, do NOT do it. Not to fight the virus. Not for anything. DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR PRESIDENT.
The statement was so egregious that major disinfectant brand Lysol dropped a statement warning against it.
“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),” a spokesperson for Lysol’s parent company Reckitt Benckiser, the United Kingdom-based owner of Lysol, said in a statement to NBC News.
“As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information,” the statement continued, adding that the company believes it has a “responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts.”
Clorox also chimed in with a statement noting, “Bleach and other disinfectants are not suitable for consumption or injection under any circumstances. People should always read the label for proper usage instructions.”
Yes, we love some Lysol and Clorox to clean and sanitize our homes and offices. But injecting it? C’mon, son.
How is this news, right now?!?
But, yes, your president actually said, “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” about the virus. “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs. It does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Again, DO NOT listen to this man.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must have gotten wind of his sentiments ahead of time, as it also released a statement hours before Trump made the suggestion.
“Never apply the product to yourself or others. Do not ingest disinfectant products,” said the EPA. That means don’t wipe it on your body or bathe in it, either.
Even Trump’s own Surgeon General Jerome Adams, jumped in, urging people to “always talk to your health provider first before administering any treatment/ medication to yourself or a loved one.”
So, again, the message is don’t do it. Do not poison yourself or die following this man. Do NOT inject anything your body that your doctor did not give you. Especially Lysol.