As Trump suggested to inject disinfectants in the bodies to combat coronavirus, the owners of Lysol and Dettol issued a warning not to use their product for any such purpose.
Trump, in his daily briefing to media on corona, said, “Is there a way we can do something like that by injection, inside, or almost a cleaning?” he said. “It would be interesting to check that.”
As the fears begin that Trump’s remarks may drive many people to experiment his sayings, owners of many disinfectants took a move forward and said, “Under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),”
Meanwhile, after passing the comments which created opposition from experts, Trump tried to justify himself that had the sarcastic intent.
“I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you, just to see what would happen,” he told journalists at the White House.
When England Deputy Chief medical officer Jenny Herries was approached regarding Trump’s comments, she replied, “Clearly, we would not support it from a medical professional perspective. It is really important that people use appropriate treatments that are evidence-based and tested.”
In the meanwhile, some other disinfectant companies also tried to denounce the comments of Donald Trump as a spokeswoman of Reckitt said, “We have a responsibility as a company to make sure people are using our products as intended and are following the guidance on the label and not unintentionally misusing them because of different suggestions,” she further added that, “We wanted to make sure nobody misinterpreted his (Mr. Trump’s) comments and nobody would deliberately or accidentally use the product in a way in which it was not intended.”
In the later events, the white house also denounced the statement and said that the president was interpreted “out of context” as Spokswomen Kayleigh McEnany issued a response about the said topic.