Doctors’ hilarious replies to Trump’s suggestion that bleach might cure coronavirus…

To be clear: injecting Zoflora is a bad idea.

Another day, another (quite frankly) ludicrous load of word vomit from Donald Trump. The latest? The impeached president of the United States has suggested that scientists look into using household bleach or UV light as a way of beating coronavirus, by either injecting it into the body or passing a light through infected humans.

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I mean, I only got a B in my science GCSE but even I know that shooting up Zoflora is more likely to… oh, I don’t know, kill you than cure you.

To paint a better picture, Trump’s comments came about during a press briefing that discussed new scientific findings which suggest heat and light could help to weaken coronavirus. Research also found that bleach is able to eradicate the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids in minutes.

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“So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous… whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light,” Trump suggested to White House doctors. “And I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it.”

“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?” he continued, before pointing to his head and saying, “I’m not a doctor. But I’m, like, a person that has a good you-know-what.” You’re definitely a something, hun… I know that much.

White House doctor Dr Deborah Birx responded to Trump’s prompts by explaining that she hadn’t heard of using “heat or light as a treatment”.

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Now, other medical professionals have aired their rather hilarious reactions on Twitter.

Doctor and author of best-selling book, This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay sarcastically asked Trump to clarify the dosage required and suggested that he be the first to try the idea:

Dr Alex Gates, a GP, also had a few thoughts on the subject:

Another NHS GP, Dr Ellie Cannon, suggested that Trump got his ideas from watching cartoons and again, warned of the dangers of drinking bleach (to clarify: please do not drink bleach):

And finally, Dr Ranj Singh hammered home that there is no evidence that suggests drinking bleach is a good idea. “PLEASE DON’T DO THIS – IT MIGHT KILL YOU. America, I feel so sorry for you all. This man is an irresponsible idiot.”

Cillit Bang = good for surfaces, bad for your internal organs. Noted.

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This article originally appeared to Cosmopolitan.com

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