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Disinfectants Not For Human Consumption, Says Manufacturer After President Trump Suggests It For Treating Coronavirus

Even as President Donald Trump’s suggestion to inject disinfectants in Coronavirus patients left everyone baffled, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed its disapproval of hydroxychloroquine, a drug the President described as “game changer” for COVID-19 treatment

Disinfectants Not For Human Consumption, Says Manufacturer After President Trump Suggests It For Treating Coronavirus
Highlights
  • President Trump asked if injecting disinfectants can help treat Coronavirus
  • Reckitt Benckiser warned people against using disinfectants to treat Corona
  • President Trump later took back his statement saying he was being sarcastic

New Delhi: There has been an outcry to US President Donald Trump’s offhand remarks during a press briefing on Thursday (April 23), when he wondered aloud if injecting disinfectants can help treat Coronavirus infection.

“Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” President Trump asked. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”

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Reckitt Benckiser, manufacturers of Dettol and other brands of disinfectants promptly put out a statement on their website countering any such possibility. The company stated categorically,

As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.

President Donald Trump’s musings were quickly picked up to be converted into memes and wisecracks online and offline.

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Forcing the President on Friday (April 24) to say to journalists at the White House,

I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you, just to see what would happen.

But a tweet by Maryland Emergency Management Agency after it reportedly got over 100 calls, shows that some people had taken the President’s comments seriously.

The latest comments from the US President have come after a series of scientifically unproven claims about possible therapies and medicines like hydroxychloroquine to cure COVID-19. On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement regarding, “Known side effects of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, including serious and potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problems, that have been reported with their use for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19, for which they are not approved by the FDA.”

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The Coronavirus death toll in US crossed 50,000 on Friday (April 24). The outbreak has posed herculean challenges for the health infrastructure to cope with in many developed countries of the world including the US which has now seen maximum Coronavirus casualties in the world. Adding to the grim situation posed by this unrelenting global pandemic are such unscientific claims and misinformation about a cure, which is still a long way away.

World

26,10,35,501Cases
22,18,42,204Active
3,39,98,278Recovered
51,95,019Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,10,35,501 and 51,95,019 have died; 22,18,42,204 are active cases and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 3:39 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

129

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