Washington (CNN)Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday that his state has received “hundreds of calls” from residents asking about the effectiveness of ingesting disinfectants to treat coronavirus after President Donald Trump dangerously suggested that it could be a possible treatment for the deadly virus.

Trump suggested during a White House coronavirus briefing on Thursday that ingesting disinfectants could possibly be used to treat people who have the virus, prompting cleaning product companies and state health officials to issue warnings about the dangers of doing so. The President also suggested sunlight might be a treatment.
Hogan, who has sparred with Trump at times during the crisis, said Sunday it’s “always critically important … for a leader to put out the facts and to be as open and honest and transparent as possible.”
    “And I think it’s critical that the President of the United States, when people are really scared and in the middle of this worldwide pandemic, that in these press conferences that we really get the facts out there,” he said. “And unfortunately, some of the messaging has not been great.”
    The comments from Hogan come even as some Republicans and administration officials downplayed the President’s suggestion, with Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican who is also a doctor, casting doubt earlier Sunday on whether people would actually inject themselves with disinfectants.
    “The President speaks in such a way, people are not going to inject themselves. And when I hear this kind of conversation around that, I think to myself, we should be talking about how do we use data to guide where we can reopen the economy, not about what the President said on Lysol because really no one is going to inject themselves with Lysol,” Cassidy told CNN’s John King on “Inside Politics.”
      Later Sunday morning, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, sidestepped the opportunity to amplify warnings from health officials about the dangers of ingesting disinfectants.
      Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper what the American people should know about disinfectants and the human body, Birx instead defended the President’s tendency to muse aloud about his ideas as he processes new information and suggested that the media had missed the point of the White House presentation.

      79 COMMENTS

      1. Taxi moto line
        128 Rue la Boétie
        75008 Paris
        +33 6 51 612 712  

        Taxi moto paris

        Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.
        Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
        My blog discusses a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.
        If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email.
        I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!

      2. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely
        well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read
        more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.

        I will certainly return.

      3. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a
        very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read
        more of your useful information. Thanks for the
        post. I’ll certainly return.

      4. Hey! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a
        community in the same niche. Your blog provided
        us useful information to work on. You have done a outstanding job!

      LEAVE A REPLY

      Please enter your comment!
      Please enter your name here