Good Friday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The president participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 266, Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
- President Trump receives a briefing on NASA COVID-19 Response
- The president receives his intelligence briefing
- 5:00PM Members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing
Idiot media clowns mouth-foam over Trump “suggestion” of disinfectant injection
In Thursday’s press conference, Bill Bryan leader of the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed the agency’s research regarding the effects of light and disinfectants on the Chinese virus. It turns out that UV light has quite an effect on the half life of the virus. A hearty “go to hell” to all the despot elected officials who commanded people to stay indoors where the virus thrives. Bryan also presented research on the effect of different cleaning agents on the virus. Here’s what Trump said (this is inexact because he is hard to understand) following Bryan’s presentation:
Supposing we hit the body with the tremendous whether its ultraviolet or very powerful light, and I think you said, that has been tested. What about the light inside of the body either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you would test and then I see the disinfectant, it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside you say it’s in the lungs, and there’s a tremendous numbers [inaudible]. But it sounds interesting to me the whole concept of the light, and one minute. That is pretty powerful.
I’m not sure what he meant his words are clumsy as they always are, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
The media was off to the races after Trump spoke because in their Trump-deranged heads, Trump was saying people should inject bleach and lysol into their veins even though he was obviously speaking hypothetically.
The president clarified his remarks to ABC News’ trash hole Jonathan Karl who asked if he was recommending people inject themselves with “bleach and isopropyl alcohol” to which Trump responded, “It wouldn’t be through injection,” but that he was talking about “cleaning, sterilization of an area,” and putting the disinfectant on “a stationary object.”
Politico pounced on Trump’s suggestion that light could kill the virus even though Bill Bryant talked about his agency’s research results about this very thing.
President Donald Trump on Thursday touted new research from his Department of Homeland Security suggesting sunlight, heat and humidity could kill the coronavirus, even though his top health officials have not embraced the findings or done any relevant studies on sunlight as a treatment.
Trump, who has previously floated the possibility that the virus could be seasonal and repeatedly embraced the promise of unproven drugs from the White House podium, called the research “pretty powerful” and suggested light could be used as a treatment.
Um, a top health official just presented research on exactly that and it was not touted as TREATMENT, it was touted as a way to decrease virus transmission. Did you see how Politico changed the context from killing the virus to treating the virus? From the briefing:
And light therapy IS A THING. It exists and I know because I use it. I use infrared saunas, they are all over the place and red and blue light therapy is used for skin issues and infections, ask a dermatologist, it’s a treatment available most offices. Now I have no idea if it kills the virus or treats a viral infection, but to pretend light isn’t used as a disinfectant is just asinine. And as far as sun exposure goes, yes, sunlight has an effect on the flu virus, that’s why we have fewer flu outbreaks in the summer time. And yes, light is used to kill viruses and bacteria. Do you know how my dentist disinfects his dental tools? THIS IS HOW.
Good grief this media freaks sink lower and lower every day.
Edited to correct Bill Bryan’s name and title. He is not a doctor.
Georgia governor charges forward with reopening businesses despite Trump’s opposition
Oh, sure, ok. Ex-McKinsey partner says China ‘not wired’ to respect human rights, praises coronavirus quarantine measures
FDA extends deadline for e-cigarette review due to coronavirus pandemic
Disgusting. Dems plan to censure Michigan lawmaker who said Trump’s boosting of hydroxychloroquine ‘saved my life’
DMV region leaders call on Trump to continue allowing federal employees to telework
California lawmakers press governor for details on $1B mask deal
He’s right! McConnell sparks bipartisan backlash with state bankruptcy remarks
Not exactly. New spokesman at HHS made offensive comments about Chinese people in since-deleted tweets
Maryland governor says state will reopen businesses based on risk level
U.S. to test some immigrants for coronavirus before deportation
Sunlight, heat and humidity weaken coronavirus, U.S. official says
New York survey suggests nearly 14% in state may have coronavirus antibodies
U.S. civil rights agency says employers can test workers for COVID-19
Trump mulls tying USPS changes to emergency coronavirus loan: report
Good. Fed, facing pressure, commits to disclose monthly who’s getting bailouts
Coronavirus ‘passed its peak’ in 20 European countries
House Republicans anger Democrats by refusing to wear protective masks
Ruth’s Chris Steak House to return $20M small biz cash to feds: report
It’s China so maybe not? COVID-19 vaccine tests in China protect monkeys from virus, researchers say
FDA says there is no evidence groceries can transmit coronavirus
YouTube bans ‘medically unsubstantiated’ content from site
How antibodies in recovered COVID-19 patients could treat others with coronavirus
USDA inspector dies as coronavirus spreads in meat packing plants.
Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport counts 2.3 million fewer passengers in March amid COVID-19 fallout
CDC triples number of possible coronavirus symptoms
Michigan Gov. Whitmer faces protest outside her home as lawmakers mull curbing her powers
Remdesivir trial posted online prematurely was ‘inconclusive,’ Gilead says
A teen was allegedly killed by his stepfather after he refused to stay home and shelter in place, police say
Acting Homeland Security chief suggests additional immigration measures could be coming
Coronavirus economic updates: 4.4 million more people file for unemployment
Cartels, crime rings exploit supply shortages during COVID-19 pandemic, authorities say
China Donates $30 Million To WHO After America Suspends Financial Support
Who cares? Meghan McCain Strongly Hints That She’s Going To Vote For Joe Biden
Again, who cares? Ocasio-Cortez Follows Sen Sanders’s Lead, Says ‘I’m Going To Be Voting For Joe Biden’
College Professor Accused Of Planning To Burn Down NYC Cathedral Reportedly Dies By Suicide
Here Are The U.S. Senators That Used COVID-19 To Push Their Gun Control Agenda
Dossier Author Testified His Emails Were ‘Wiped,’ He No Longer Has Documents Related To Primary Source
Virginia passes final remaining bills of Northam’s gun control package
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob in the sunshine!