Official investigation shows that Americans really can drink disinfectant to prevent new crown!


Sina Technology, Zheng Jun, from Silicon Valley, USA
Remember the classic scene of President trump? On April 23, trump asked the experts in a formal and open way at the regular national live epidemic briefing: since disinfectants can be used to disinfect and kill viruses, is it possible to inject disinfectants to kill the new coronavirus in the body? Next to the epidemic experts immediately a face of consternation.
Although trump argued the next day that he was only joking, it still caused a public uproar. A large number of experts accused him as a public figure, should not transmit harmful information, may mislead many people without common sense, especially his strong supporters.
These criticisms are not unreasonable. In fact, in order to prevent and treat the new crown, ordinary Americans really use disinfectants, including washing food with bleach and daubing skin, and even people inhale and take disinfectants.
It’s not a joke, it’s an official investigation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC conducted an online survey in May to find out how people used household cleaners and disinfectants during the outbreak. The results were shocking: 39% of the respondents said they had used detergent indiscriminately, and a quarter of them had ever had side effects. (the disinfectant commonly used in American families is the century old Clorox bleaching water. Like the 84 disinfectant used in Chinese families, the effective ingredient is sodium hypochlorite. )
In the survey, 19% said they had washed food with disinfectants, 18% said they had used household cleaners to smear their skin, 10% said they had used disinfectant spray, 6% had inhaled disinfectant gas, and 4% said they had diluted disinfectant products such as diluted bleach or soap.
“These misuse of disinfectants poses a serious risk of tissue damage and corrosion injury and should be strictly avoided,” CDC researchers said in the report. Although the adverse reactions they mentioned do not necessarily come from these high-risk behaviors, the connection between these behaviors and adverse reactions shows that the public health department needs to transmit the information of safe and effective use of disinfection products to the public to avoid the spread of new coronavirus in the family. ”
Of course, the report does not mention Trump’s misleading remarks. The CDC belongs to the U.S. Department of health, and its director, Robert Redfield, needs to report to health secretary Azar. As the CDC reported in March, the number of poisoning cases related to disinfectants and detergents in the United States increased by 20% in the first quarter of this year. At least these people are not misled by trump, but they have no common sense like the president.
After Trump’s misintroduction, the Kansas Department of health also reported a 40% increase in detergent related poisonings in the state, and even drinking disinfectants. In addition, two men in Georgia were hospitalized for disinfectant use. But the State Department of Health said the two had mental problems.