The best Doctors all over the world are working on ways to treat, prevent and cure people from the Novel Coronavirus. While a potential vaccine could take up to 18 months to be developed, there are some drugs that have shown promise.
Donald Trump has used his pressers to hype potential treatments like hydroxychloroquine. During Thursday’s briefing, he suggested that ingesting disinfectant could be a helpful treatment. Thanks to these comments, the makers of Lysol issued a statement advising people not to ingest their product.
While taking questions, the President said, “I see the disinfectant that 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? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Reckitt Benckiser, the company that produces Lysol, a popular disinfectant, felt the need to respond. A spokesperson told NBC News, “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).”
The statement continued, “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 company has a] responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.