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Trump Explained That He Spoke Sarcastically About Treating The Coronavirus With Light And Heat

Trump Explained That He Spoke Sarcastically About Treating The Coronavirus With Light And Heat

Donald Trump explained that a day earlier, he sarcastically suggested considering light, heat, and disinfectants as a way to potentially treat a new type of coronavirus, the Hill wrote on Friday.

"I was sarcastically asking reporters like you to see what would happen," Trump said.

On Thursday, the US President suggested during a daily press conference at the White House that light and heat can be used to treat people with coronavirus. Trump asked the White House coordinator for the fight against coronavirus, Dr. Deborah Birks, to "talk to doctors and find out if there is a way that light and heat can be used for treatment."

The American leader also suggested checking whether it is possible to "deliver light inside a person," for example, through the skin or in another way. The idea of Trump caused a mixed reaction from journalists who attended the press conference.

Some studies confirm that viruses in principle die faster in sunlight. However, it is not known exactly how much time should pass. Also, after infection, no amount of ultraviolet light affecting the skin can kill the virus inside the body.

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