On the Bleach

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen as William N. Bryan (left), science and technology advisor to the DHS Secretary, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, April 23, 2020. (Joyce N. Boghosian/White House)
There’s no shortage of quackery out there, dangerous or not.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ong periods of social isolation can lead to insanity. When I turned to Twitter one day last week and found that the trending items under “politics” included #Lysol, #DisinfectantInjection and the surely superfluous #DontDrinkBleach, I began to think that hallucinations were setting in. A link led me to this headline:

“Lysol and Dettol manufacturer tells customers not to inject disinfectants as possible treatment for COVID-19.”


Then I saw this:



“Reckitt Benckiser, the British company that makes Lysol and Dettol, issued a press release on Friday urging its customers not to consume or inject its cleaning products after President Donald Trump suggested the possibility


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