According to a report by British BBC Radio on April 28, US President Donald Trump said that he could not imagine that after he suggested injecting disinfectants to treat the novel coronavirus, the US hotline received a large number of consultation calls about the misuse of disinfectants.
The governors of Michigan and Maryland on the 26th accused Trump of causing a surge of such consultation calls. After being severely criticized by medical professionals, Trump said his remarks were ironic. Disinfectants are harmful substances, which can cause poisoning if ingested.
At an outbreak news conference on the 27th, a reporter pointed out that the Maryland emergency hotline has received hundreds of calls about disinfectant ingestion in recent days. Trump responded: “I can’t think of the reason, I can’t imagine.” When asked if he would take responsibility for the increase in the number of calls, Trump interjected: “No, I won’t, I can’t imagine. “He then immediately turned to the next topic.
A reporter also asked Trump if a president who lost more Americans in six weeks than those who died in the 20 years of the Vietnam War is worth re-election. Trump responded by saying that his government did an “incredible” job.
Last week, Trump said that a disinfectant could kill the novel coronavirus in a minute. Then, he said: “Is there a way to do such a thing, injecting disinfectant or using almost clean way in the body? Kill the virus? “
Following the president ’s remarks, the Maryland Governor ’s Office stated that they had issued warnings statewide to prohibit people from ingesting or injecting disinfectants. Washington State also issued an emergency statement urging people not to follow the president ’s advice: “Please do not consume detergent tablets or inject any disinfectant.”
Some media pointed out that at least 100 people in the United States entered the hospital for treatment because of the accidental ingestion of disinfectants.
Appreciation of Chinese netizens’ Comments
“Injection of disinfectant to treat novel coronavirus? Trump should win the Nobel Prize in hell.”
“The American people actually believed what he said. Is there no judgment at all?”
“President Golden Retriever is very creative in the treatment of new coronary pneumonia and deserves the Nobel Prize in Medicine! Haha!”