Fact check: Trump dangerously suggests sunlight and ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus

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Fact check: Trump dangerously suggests sunlight and ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus

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Basically, utter nonsense.

Fact check: Trump dangerously suggests sunlight and ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus
On Thursday, President Donald Trump added to his list of dubious or inaccurate coronavirus-related medical claims, dangerously suggesting at a White House briefing that ingesting disinfectant could possibly be used to treat people who have the virus.

Trump also suggested sunlight might be a treatment alternative and issued a false denial when asked why he has stopped promoting the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment, incorrectly saying, "I haven't at all." He referred to how "we started with a broken test" without explaining that the faulty initial test was created during his presidency, this year....

Facts First: As Birx told Trump directly, and as medical experts said after the briefing, sunlight isn't a potential treatment for coronavirus. Neither are disinfectants that are used to clean non-human surfaces; Food and Drug Administration chief Dr. Stephen Hahn told CNN's Anderson Cooper later Thursday, "I certainly wouldn't recommend the internal ingestion of a disinfectant."

This bizarre exchange is the latest example of Trump grasping for a quick fix for the pandemic, after he previously suggested it might "go away" in warm weather and that anti-malaria pills could be a "game-changer."

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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:38 pm
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"Yes, we've all figured out your desperate need for attention through thread and even subforum initiation by now."

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Re: Fact check: Trump dangerously suggests sunlight and ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus

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Vrede too wrote:
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Yes, we've all figured out your desperate need for attention through thread and even subforum initiation by now.
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In contrast, if you had started this thread I would have been happy to add to it rather than needlessly cluttering up this subforum.

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Re: Fact check: Trump dangerously suggests sunlight and ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus

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Ironic:

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Fact check: ironic

Nope.

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Vrede too wrote:
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Fact check: ironic

Nope.
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