Recently the US president, Donald Trump, suggested studying the use of disinfectants to treat COVID-19 patients or bringing the “UV lights” inside the body of the patient to kill the deadly virus. After this statement, Lysol and Dettol makers have strongly reacted by saying that people should not drink or inject themselves with a disinfectant in a hope to get cured or to get virus immune.
Trump’s statement came after Homeland Security for Science and Technology Under Secretary Bill Bryan conducted research and said that coronavirus dies at a much more rapid pace when exposed to sunlight and humidity.
Bryan, during the briefing in White House where President Donald Trump with his COVID-19 response team, were also there said that the virus dies the quickest in direct sunlight. He added that Isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds.
After what Bryan said, Trump wondered the possibility of curing by injecting disinfectants to which he said that disinfectants can knock out the virus within one minute so it can be done with something like to inject the body or just to clean it with the disinfectant.
Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Lysol and Dettol, said that they have been asked if internal administration of disinfectants is right to investigate or to use it as a cure for coronavirus.
The RB company said that their disinfectant products should not be entered into the human body via injection, ingestion, or any other route, no matter how critical the situation is.
The company added that like all other products their disinfectant and hygiene products should be used as mentioned in the usage guidelines. It further requests to read the label and information over safety.
Last week, the Ministry warned the spraying of disinfectants over any individuals or groups, which is not to be done under any circumstances. It further said that chemical disinfectants are physically and psychologically harmful.
Trump also raised the possibility of using “powerful light” or ultraviolet against the deadly viral infection.
The US is the worst-hit by the novel coronavirus which has claimed over 50,000 people and infected over 8.8 lakh people in the country.