President Donald Trump said Friday that his remarks about whether scientists should expose the body to disinfectants as a potential COVID-19 treatment were sarcastic.
“I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen,” Trump told reporters on Friday. Trump added that he was asking experts “whether or not sun [sunlight] can help us … sun has a massive impact negatively on this [virus]” during Thursdays news briefing.
“I do think disinfectant on the hands could have a very good effect,” he said.
The president making a reference to comments he made during his White House briefing when a Department of Homeland Security undersecretary revealed that the virus deteriorates more quickly when subjected to heat, humidity, and ultraviolet rays from the sun.
“So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous—whether its ultraviolet or just very powerful light—and I think you said that hasnt been checked but youre going to test it,” Trump said on Thursday. “And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside of the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said youre going to test that too. Sounds interesting.”
“Then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning,” Trump continued. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”
The president later noted in the press conference that “it wouldnt be through injection” but “almost a cleaning, sterilization of an area.”
The manufacturer of Lysol on Friday morning issued a warning and said people should not inject or ingest their products.
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