With the current pandemic of COVID-19, our president, Donald Trump has come out to the media to update us various times on the situation.
On Thursday, April 23rd Trump shocked the world in suggesting a use of powerful cleaning agents to possibly cure the Coronavirus.
When asked how we could possibly do this he stated “through injection possibly” and then stated he has always said, “ask the CDC for what we should be doing.”
This isn’t the first time Mr. Trump has recommended an incorrect cure for COVID-19. Last month he recommended hydroxychloroquine as a possible cure for the virus. The result of that ended with the death of an elderly man.
Many companies who provide disinfectants came out to state it is not safe at all to ingest or inject disinfectants of any kind. Doing so could result in hospitalization and possibly even death.
An interesting quote found on The New York Times read, “It has taken a pandemic to expose this movement and the ways that pseudoscience scammers use social media and fear to sell their products.”
Countless numbers of scammers promoting fake cures and/or tests have been found on social media, in person, and busted by the police. Unfortunately, some people look at this period of time and instead of trying to help they decide to take advantage of people and their loved ones.
It is sad because there becomes a gap of distrust between society and the groups putting full effort into creating tests and cures.