27 Years of medical misinformation from the ignoranus-in-chief

Donald Trump has spent decades spreading and sowing dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks — from falsely suggesting AIDS can be transmitted through kissing to warning Americans not to get vaccinated and falsely suggesting vaccines can cause autism.

Long before advising Americans to ingest disinfectant to treat the coronavirus as President, Trump demonstrated a pattern of spreading unsupported medical claims that preyed on the public’s fears of getting sick, a CNN KFile review of the President’s statements on past epidemics and pandemics found.

Today as the nation’s chief executive overseeing his own public health crisis, Trump continues to comprehensively misinform the public about the coronavirus, offering remarks riddled with false, misleading or scientifically questionable claims.

No doubt many supporters of the Fake President know better when it comes to his ignorance, superstition and just plain stupidity. Their hypocrisy is grounded in a deep conviction that somehow he will enhance their income, class-based political power, and other delightful GOP traditions like racism..

4 thoughts on “27 Years of medical misinformation from the ignoranus-in-chief

  1. Doc says:

    Scientists do not yet know if Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – can be transmitted by blood transfusion. But given the unknowns around this new pathogen, researchers at Colorado State University used existing technologies to show that exposing the coronavirus to riboflavin and ultraviolet light reduces pathogens in human plasma and whole-blood products. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/csu-uru052820.php
    The study, “Pathogen reduction of SARS-CoV-2 virus in plasma and whole blood using riboflavin and UV light,” was published May 29 in PLOS ONE. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0233947

  2. 4therecord says:

    During a nationally-televised press briefing President Donald Trump suggested doctors and scientists should test the “injection” of disinfectants, like bleach or alcohol, into the human body as a way to cure coronavirus. https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2020/04/watch-trump-dangerously-suggests-doctors-test-injection-of-disinfectants-into-human-body-to-cure-coronavirus/
    “And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out, in a minute,” Trump said in late April as Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx looked on without speaking up . “Is there a way we can do something like that? By injection, inside, or almost a cleaning, ’cause you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. You’re going to have to use medical doctors, right? But it sounds interesting to me.”
    …When confronted with the news of people misusing bleach, Trump refused to take any responsibility.
    “I can’t imagine why, can’t imagine why, yeah,” the President exclaimed. https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2020/04/i-cant-imagine-why-trump-refuses-responsibility-for-spike-in-poisonings-after-disinfectant-injection-comments/
    “A new Centers for Disease Control report indicates Americans are putting household disinfectants including bleach into their bodies because they believe such practices can ward off coronavirus — “preventive” measures are both ineffective and dangerous.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/americans-are-gargling-with-bleach-and-drinking-household-cleaners-to-prevent-coronavirus-cdc-report/ar-BB156p7v
    “One out of three Americans used bleach ‘in non recommended high-risk practices’ to battle coronavirus: CDC report” https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/one-out-of-three-americans-used-bleach-in-non-recommended-high-risk-practices-to-battle-coronavirus-cdc-report/

  3. Let us all enthustically applaud our Fearless Leader says:

    President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has already produced 2 million coronavirus vaccine doses that are “ready to go” once scientists figure out whether it is safe and effective.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/05/trump-says-us-has-2-million-coronavirus-vaccine-does-ready-to-go.html
    “Tremendous progress is being made on vaccines,” Trump said during a Friday morning news conference from the White House. “In fact, we’re ready to go in terms of transportation and logistics. We have over 2 million ready to go if it checks out for safety.”
    White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is involved in U.S. effort to produce a vaccine, declined to comment on Trump’s comments later Friday, saying, “I didn’t hear him say that.”

  4. Serge Voronoff says:

    US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Sunday undermined Trump’s implied argument that government-mandated changes of social behavior to deal with the virus are an infringement on the basic rights of Americans. “Some feel face coverings infringe on their freedom of choice — but if more wear them, we’ll have MORE freedom to go out,” Adams wrote on Twitter. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/14/health/us-surgeon-general-coronavirus-masks/index.html

    A tiny genetic mutation in the SARS coronavirus 2 variant circulating throughout Europe and the United States significantly increases the virus’ ability to infect cells, lab experiments performed at Scripps Research show. https://www.scripps.edu/news-and-events/press-room/2020/20200612-choe-farzan-coronavirus-spike-mutation.html
    “Viruses with this mutation were much more infectious than those without the mutation in the cell culture system we used,” says Scripps Research virologist Hyeryun Choe, PhD, senior author of the study.

    Trump turned 74 on Sunday

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