Trump Ponders Injecting Disinfectant to Fight COVID-19

Distracted Trump Bleach Meme
Distracted Trump Bleach Meme

A question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting.

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 then I said supposing you brought the light inside 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, right?

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, because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it’d be interesting to check that. So that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me.

So, we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful.

Donald Trump, April 23, 2020

Japanese Doctors and Nurses Face “Corona-Bullying”

As if they don’t have it hard enough fighting on the front line against COVID-19, Japanese doctors and nurses have to contend with harassment and bullying from some members of the public who fear they may be spreading the virus.

A February report from Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbum noted,

The association said despite the DMAT [Disasters Medical Assistance Team] members risking their lives to contain the disease, they have been treated like germs upon returning to their workplaces.

Their children were asked to refrain from attending nursery schools and kindergartens by school officials.

The Japan Times/Bloomberg reported that children of medical professionals were being excluded from daycare centers.

The children of Japanese medical professionals are being shut out from day care centers, or being asked for proof they aren’t infected with the coronavirus, adding to the burdens of an already stretched work force on the front lines of the pandemic.

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“There’s growing prejudice and discrimination against people in the medical field,” said Shigeru Omi, the deputy head of the government’s advisory panel on the virus. “It’s even extending to their families.”

Finally, a CBS News report highlighted incidents of nurses and doctors being harassed in public.

“Why are you nurses walking around outside? It’s absurd.” The nurse found herself accosted by an agitated man as she returned to her car. “It’s your fault the virus is spreading!”

“You work at the hospital, right?” a group of mothers interrogated another nurse in a Tokyo park. “We’d appreciate it if you stayed away.” Shocked, the nurse immediately went back home with her kids, she told the TBS network. “It’s as if they equate nurses with coronavirus.”

A staff member with Kita-Harima Medical Center was unable to move because the moving company refused to pick up his furniture. In Tokyo’s Taito Ward, a nurse employed at Eiju General Hospital was asked to stop bringing her preschooler to daycare.

Personally, it sounds like a pretty dumb idea to harass the people you may need to call upon someday for life-saving medical treatment.