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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

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

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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