Shoebat.com warned that Trump’s statements about cleaning agents, in accordance with the statements of many people, were dangerous and stupid because many well-meaning but simple minded people would consume them. Not surprisingly, NY Daily News reports that there has been an increase in medical inquiries caused by nothing less than consuming cleaning agents.
An unusually high number of New Yorkers contacted city health authorities over fears that they had ingested bleach or other household cleaners in the 18 hours that followed President Trump’s bogus claim that injecting such products could cure coronavirus, the Daily News has learned.
The Poison Control Center, a subagency of the city’s Health Department, managed a total of 30 cases of possible exposure to disinfectants between 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, a spokesman said.
None of the people who reached out died or required hospitalization, the spokesman said.
But compared to last year, the number of cases was worthy of a double-take.
According to data obtained by The News, the Poison Control Center only handled 13 similar cases in the same 18-hour period last year.
Moreover, out of the cases reported between Thursday and Friday, nine were specifically about possible exposure to Lysol. Ten were in regards to bleach and 11 about household cleaners in general, the spokesman said.
In last year’s 18-hour period, there were no cases reported about Lysol exposure and only two were specifically in regards to bleach, the data shows. (source)
It does not matter who makes such a statement- Democrat or Republican -because the substance is a dangerous thing.
One does not consume cleaning agents to prevent, slow, or stop the spread of a virus. To suggest that as a major public figure is extremely dangerous and irresponsible.
It is not as though this was something well-meaning, because Trump said he meant it “sarcastically”.
It is one thing to make a mistake- and everybody does. It is another thing to make dangerous statements and then stand and defend them.