President Trump Floats Light Therapy & Injecting Disinfectant as Possible COVID-19 Cures

April 24, 2020

At Thursday's Coronavirus Task Force press briefing, President Trump suggested that light therapy or injecting disinfectant inside the body may work as possible COVID-19 cures. The Independent reports that Trump's ideas seemed to come about after he heard a senior health official say, "The virus dies quickest in sunlight." Trump later said, "Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous...whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light...supposing you brought the light inside the body, either through the skin or some other way." He then seemed to suggest that injecting the body with disinfectant would also be helpful. “I see the disinfectant that 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,” he continued. NBC News reports that the later clarified that the federal government is not considering such treatments.