After a COVID briefing on how to kill COVID w/UV light and disinfectants, Trump made a passing comment to the presenter about using these ideas in vitro (in the body). That was all. The Press lost their nut, and was claiming he's trying to get people to breathe drain cleaner or shoot Lysol into their veins or something. You can't make this up.
- The idea of using UV light or disinfectants in the body is the basis for much of medicine like Chemotherapy, blood scrubbing, and UV blood treatment was studied for SARS.
- As Scott Adams put it, how stupid do you have to be to (a) not know that (b) think the President suggested people go out and mainline Lysol, like they reported? Or run with a story before asking what he meant, and so on.
- They started piling FakeNews on top of this FakeNews, by pretending that there was a spike in poisonings because of this statement. Yes, poisonings were up year-over-year, but not week-over-week or day-over-day. Ever since the lockdown, poisonings had been up. Which is a statement against the lockdown, but the Press screwed that angle up (by not noticing or mentioning it).
Like everything the Press wants to pretend, this became a story they ran with for a week. The rubes (their base) was sure that this was just evidence that the President was incompetent and begging people to do stupid things. However, the rational who watched it, and knew anything about the Presidents style and context, knew exactly what he said/meant -- and it was fine. So once again we have a great polarization between those with a clue, and the Democrat base and MSM followers.
Examples: Lysolgate : 1 items
UV blood treatment - UV light to kill viruses or bacteria is nothing new, it has been used for decades -- usually outside the body and on surfaces, but sometimes by putting blood through UV cleaners, other times by putting it inside the body. UBI or Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation is a real thing and was done specifically for SARS-1 back in 2006, but is also being explored with SARS-2 (COVID) and others.
Memes-Lysol : 2 items