Pelosi Slams Trump for ‘Sadly Not Listening to Medical Experts’ Over Disinfectant Suggestion

Date: 2020-04-24 17:19:37

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Trump’s suggestion of using disinfectant in the body to fight coronavirus: “Clearly and sadly, the president is not listening to medical experts,” she said at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Friday.

US President Donald Trump discussed the possible uses of heat, light and disinfectants to treat the coronavirus during Thursday’s White House briefing.

His comments came after the Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science William Bryan pitched “emerging” research on the benefits of sunlight and humidity in diminishing the threat of the virus.

Trump welcomed that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people, saying the virus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that”.

Past studies have not found good evidence that the warmer temperatures and higher humidity of spring and summer will help tamp down the spread of the virus.

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