Why Trump’s medical advice is dangerous

President Trump has often said he’s knowledgeable about science and medicine, but he is not a doctor, which is why many were alarmed when he said in a coronavirus press conference people should inject disinfectants into their bodies to fight the virus. Chris Cillizza explains.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Donald Trump’s incredibly dangerous musings on disinfectants
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/politics/donald-trump-disinfectant-uv-light/index.html

Read the transcript of AP’s interview with President Trump
https://apnews.com/a28cc17d27524050b37f4d91e087955e

April 25 coronavirus news
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-04-25-20-intl/h_5d64d2e8318d95f6897f12b9a69edef0

The EPA is reminding people to use disinfectant only on surfaces
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/epa-reminding-people-use-disinfectant-only-surfaces-n1191656

Lysol maker refutes Trump’s suggestion that disinfectants may treat coronavirus
https://www.axios.com/lysol-maker-disinfectants-coronavirus-donald-trump-3ff8ef52-6cc2-40e3-9c26-cc953e48cbf7.html

Maryland has received ‘hundreds of calls’ about the effectiveness of ingesting disinfectants to treat coronavirus, governor says
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/26/politics/maryland-disinfectants-coronavirus-larry-hogan-donald-trump/index.html

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