WATCH: Dr. Birx appears horrified as Trump suggests disinfectant injections could cure coronavirus

President Donald Trump wondered aloud whether injecting disinfectants into human beings could kill COVID-19

By Bob Brigham

Published April 24, 2020 4:00AM (EDT)

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens as President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens as President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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During Thursday's Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Donald Trump wondered aloud whether injecting disinfectants into human beings could kill COVID-19.

Trump was optimistic after learning that ultraviolet light and disinfectants could kill coronavirus on surfaces and decided to ponder whether such an approach could work inside the human body.

Twitter user Daniel Lewis edited video of the briefing to zoom in on the reaction of task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx hearing Trump wonder if he might have made a medical discovery.

Since the briefing, medical professionals have scrambled to warn Americans against self-medicating by injecting disinfectants into their bodies.

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