President Trump is once again under attack for some off-the-cuff remarks he made during yesterday’s Coronavirus press conference.
William Bryan, acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, had just finished outlining the findings of a study on the effects of ultraviolet light and disinfectants on Coronavirus. Below are those findings.
Thinking out loud and spit-balling, the President then turned to Dr. Deborah Birx and asked:
“So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous – whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light……..and I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it……….and supposing you brought the light inside of the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting.”
Mr. Trump continued:
“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? So, it’d be interesting to check that.”
Pointing to his head, Mr Trump went on: “I’m not a doctor. But I’m, like, a person that has a good you-know-what.” He also noted that the research should be treated with caution and suggested further research in that area.
The barrage of attacks came immediately and continue even now as I write this blog. Earlier today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: “The president is asking people to inject Lysol into their lungs.” Please reread Mr. Trumps direct quotes above and tell me if he said anything of the sort. Go ahead, I’ll wait………………………….
There are those living among us who walk erect, who have opposable thumbs and who – like Speaker Pelosi – claim to have gleaned from President Trump’s questions to the experts that he was advising Americans to inject bleach into their lungs. Invariably, someone will do it just as a couple ingested – and died from – a fish tank cleaner with a similar name to Hydroxychloroquine after the president began touting the drug’s possible efficacy based on results of recent studies being reported. Trump was blamed for the couples’ death and will be blamed for the death of anyone who is low-enough on the food chain to shoot up Clorox. In such cases, perhaps Natural Selection should be allowed to run it’s course.
Is it so preposterous to think that sunlight or ultraviolet light could be used as a treatment for COVID-19 and even as a preventative measure?
Bruce L. Davidson, MD, MPH is a pulmonary physician and researcher and an expert in respiratory transmission of infection, based in Seattle. On April 17th, he wrote a piece for the Daily Caller on this very topic. He also appeared on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss his findings with the host. The links to both the article and the interview are below.
As for President Trump’s question to Dr. Birx about injecting disinfectants, is that also preposterous? As it turns out, hydrogen peroxide occurs naturally in the human body as part of our defense systems. There does exist diluted “food-grade” hydrogen-peroxide. As for those insisting that the President told them to shoot up Clorox or Lysol, or inject Lysol into their lungs, we once again rely on Natural Selection. For your edification:
President Trump also asked about a “cleaning.” Ever heard of “Pulmonary Levage” or “Lung Levage”?
It might interest you to know that pharmaceuticals are chemicals, foreign to the human body. Yet, when properly prescribed and taken, they often improve lives. The blood-thinner Coumadin, taken successfully by millions of Americans, was actually created as a rat poison. Chemo is also a poison. Does any cancer survivor need me to sing it’s praises? Those are just two examples.
Every day, we are bombarded by dozens of TV ads promoting drugs to treat high cholesterol, high A1C, osteoporosis, diabetes…..every condition known to mankind.
These two-minute infommercials are boilerplate. The first ten seconds introduces us to a sufferer going about his or her daily life as an adapted 70’s or 80’s pop tune plays in the background. My personal favorites are Pilot’s “O, O, O, Ozempic,” or Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove,” as is heard in the Toujeo spot while a paunchy, middle-age guy boogies around his office or while cutting his lawn. Those first ten seconds is all the time needed to tout the benefits of the drug. From that point on, the wheels fall off.
As the music plays, as the sufferer paints, does yoga or delivers fresh-baked muffins (in a classic pickup truck) to the local coffee shop, the voice-over artist spends the next 1:45 listing all of the horrible side-effects one can experience while using the drug, including death. Most interesting is a bladder-incontinence drug that can give you serious diarrhea. Which would you prefer?
After we are regaled with the litany of drastic side-effects, the remaining 5 seconds advises us to “Ask your doctor if (fill in the blank) is right for you.”
The same people who take these drugs, the same people who allow total strangers to inject ink into (sometimes) every part of their bodies or pierce other parts where a hole is not required, or who have Botox injected into their faces, who have silicone breast implants inserted into their bodies, who inhale marijuana or snort cocaine that has come from halfway around the world and been grown, harvested and distributed by dozens or hundreds of criminals along the way……..
Are the same people who now mock and excoriate President Trump for even questioning the experts on whether or not sunlight, ultraviolet light or a substance commonly used to kill germs and viruses……a substance that occurs naturally in the body……..could possibly be injected into the body and be effective, just as have been millions of other chemicals over the past nearly two-hundred years.
For God’s sake, the man is simply trying to find a solution to this problem. He is a problem solver. That’s what he’s done all of his life. While his opponents spend their time coming up with new ways to spread the disease of hatred in order to destroy him, President Trump is trying to come up with a cure, a treatment, a vaccine to help the American People, including those who despise him. He is trying to put the country back together again.
Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is more virulent and has infected more Americans than COVID-19 ever will. One day, hopefully soon, we will find a vaccine for Coronavirus and a cure for COVID-19. Sadly, for the haters, TDS is terminal. Neither Lysol nor Clorox can cure them. And while sunlight, “the best disinfectant,” will not cure them, it has exposed them, “now, more than ever.”