Someone really did it: in New York some citizens have taken disinfectants following Donald Trump's absurd adviceDon't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
Someone really did it: in New York some citizens have taken disinfectants hoping to save themselves from the coronavirus. Donald Trump's absurd advice, debunked by scientists all over the world, has sadly been heeded. The US newspapers report it with dismay.
After Trump's insane "suggestion" of inject disinfectants to defeat the coronavirus, the New York City Poison Control Center received a spike in phone calls, around 30 from 9 in the afternoon to 3 on April 24, following the airing of the President's statements, twice as many as recorded in the same period last year.
And it doesn't seem like an isolated case at all: according to local media reports, a spokesman for the Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan confirmed that, following Trump's remarks, his state has seen over 100 calls to an emergency hotline that he asked about household disinfectants and the alarm was also confirmed by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.
NYC Poison Control Center saw 30 cases of exposure to Lysol, bleach & other cleaners in 18 hours after Trump’s suggestion disinfectant might be used to treat coronavirus
That’s more than double during same period in 2019, per health dept
Thankfully no hospitalizations or deaths pic.twitter.com/fVAUvGmuwM
— Anna Sanders (@AnnaESanders) April 24, 2020
ALERT?: We have received several calls regarding questions about disinfectant use and #COVID19.
This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.
— Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) (@MDMEMA) April 24, 2020
Fortunately no one died, but the concern remains. President Trump, forced into cover, said he was "sarcastic" when he suggested injections of disinfectant.
But, despite the White House defending the President, the national newspapers themselves confirmed that in fact he was not there no sarcasm in his dangerous advice. Which in fact someone has wickedly followed.
Injecting disinfectants and bleach to defeat COVID-19, Trump's insane proposal
Disinfectant companies also promptly intervened a deny improper uses suggested by the President, causing embarrassment in the government-appointed anti-coronavirus task force.
Reminder: Lysol disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as directed and in line with usage guidelines pic.twitter.com/yPVhvINxbU
— Lysol US (@Lysol) April 24, 2020
In the US the situation remains very difficult: with more than 905.000 confirmed cases of coronavirus out of 4.900.000 tests carried out (data from John Hopkins University), the US state is by far the one with the highest infection rate never recorded on the planet. With more than 50.000 dead and a human disaster that has even seen mass graves where to bury the dead.
© John Hopkins University (data updated as of April 25, 2020)
Shocking images of coffins piled up in New York's mass grave shock America
Despair is skyrocketing and madness can take over, especially if some dangerous advice is launched by the President in whom a majority of the population believed.
Fonti di riferimento: Changing America / Maryland Emergency Management Agency/Twitter /Anna Sanders/Twitter / Bloomberg/Youtube / CNN / Lysol/Twitter / John Hopkins University
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