Remember when Donald Trump suggested injecting yourself with bleach in order to help cure the coronavirus? A new report by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that one-third of Americans actually used bleach or other household disinfectants “in non-recommended high-risk practices” in attempts to reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Among the non-recommended practices were using “bleach on food products, applying household cleaning and disinfectant products to skin, and inhaling or ingesting cleaners and disinfectants,” the CDC says, according to The Daily Beast.
Around late-April, Trump said in a televised press briefing that doctors should look into testing “injection” of disinfectants into the human body to cure COVID-19.
“And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out, in a minute,” Trump said in late April as Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx looked on without speaking up . “Is there a way we can do something like that? By injection, inside, or almost a cleaning, ’cause you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. You’re going to have to use medical doctors, right? But it sounds interesting to me.”
The United States still leads the world in most coronavirus cases and deaths. We are still seeing over 20,000 new cases daily while the death toll rises by over a thousand every single day.