The US President later clarified that his remarks were "sarcastic" in nature.A day after Trump's remarks, several makers of household disinfectants have urged customers not to inject or ingest their cleaning products to treat COVID-19."Remember, the cure can not be worse than the problem itself".
He has since said he was "asking a question sarcastically".
That didn't stop inquiring minds from phoning emergency hotlines in their respective cities and states with questions about disinfectant and the coronavirus.
Further, emergency hotlines in Maryland and MI saw a rise in calls, of people asking about Trump's suggestion.
Tennessee wasn't far behind them. It was also revealed that while nine of the calls were specifically about possible exposure to Lysol and ten were regarding bleach, around 11 calls were about household cleaners in general, said a spokesman. I'm not a doctor. "That's a good screening measure". "And so, that's what dialogue he was having", she said.
US President Donald Trump has distanced himself from blame after reports that hundreds of Americans were inquiring after his suggestion 'disinfectant injections' could be a possible cure for coronavirus. Compared to the same time window previous year, there were a total of 13 exposure calls, with two involving bleach but none involving Lysol-related products according to a report from Forbes.
The news magazine reported that "authorities in New York, Michigan, Maryland and IL have reported increases in calls to their poison control centres pertaining to exposure to household cleaning products".
Speaking to NBC News' Meet the Press on Sunday, Dr. Deborah Birx, who is coordinating the White House Coronavirus Task Force, noted again that injecting or ingesting disinfectant is not a viable treatment for the coronavirus. "It is not advised, and it can be deadly". The outlet noted the poison control call spike was not unique to New York City, but was also taking place in IL.
Nevertheless, the Republican governor of Maryland and the Democratic governor of MI say "hundreds" of people called state hotlines to ask about the idea, which Trump floated while attempting to guess a cure to COVID-19 last week. 2015) with a summer full of ornithological-related content, including a story about Barred Owls in love.
Hayley is a Real Time reporter at The Charlotte Observer covering breaking news and trending stories in the Carolinas.
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