'Jaw-Dropping': Trump Slammed for Touting Dangerous New Virus Treatments After Favored Drug is Discredited - 2020-04-23
Mainlining disinfectants. Blasting the body with ultraviolet light—from the inside. President Donald Trump turned again Thursday to pushing tenuous findings during the coronavirus pandemic, touting an "emerging result" from the Department of Homeland Security that suggested sunlight and heat can weaken the spread of coronavirus.
But by the end of Thursday's coronavirus task force briefing, questions over the findings had caused Trump to lash out at a reporter and go on the defensive after he suggested a range of bizarre—and downright dangerous—possible treatments based off the announcement.
Bill Bryan, who leads the science and technology directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, presented an "emerging result" from departmental research that suggested UV light, heat and humidity are detrimental to COVID-19.