Massive increase in emergency calls after Trump urges Americans to inject disinfectant against COVID-19
The Maryland (northeast) emergency line and the Toxicological Information Center (anti-poison) in New York saw a surge in calls due to disinfectant injection after President Donald Trump presented it as a possible "remedy" on Thursday. "Against Covid-19, writes the American press.
Hundreds of people called Maryland to learn more about the benefits of using a disinfectant, such as bleach or household detergents. These phone calls prompted authorities to issue an emergency alert and post a message on Twitter warning that "under no circumstances should a disinfectant be administered to the body by injection or otherwise."
In New York, health officials said they had received an "unusually large" number of people contacting them, according to White House residents.
The anti-poison centre in New York, a sub-agency of the city's Department of Health, received 30 calls Thursday night through Friday afternoon, twice as many as usual.
None of the people who contacted the centre died and did not need hospitalization.
Donald Trump said he was sarcastic when he said he urged Americans to inject disinfectant
"I find that the disinfectant removes the virus in a minute. Wouldn't there be a way to do this by injecting it inside or something like that? As you can see, he's getting into his lungs, he's doing a lot of things there, so it would be interesting to see that happen, "Trump said Thursday at a White House briefing.
The American president returned on Friday on the statements he made. Trump said he was "sarcastic" when he called for disinfectant injections. But he said just minutes later that it was a serious idea and asked government experts to study it.
There is no toilet on this list, but there is another familiar item from the bathroom.
More than 500,000 bacteria live on the keyboard within one square centimeter. This is due to the fact that people sitting down at a computer or laptop do not even think about how to wash their hands. Everything that you bring from the street is deposited on the keyboard in a dense layer. Add dust and crumbs to it. The result is an ideal hotbed of pathogenic microbes.
2. Mobile phones
During the day, the cell phone gets into a lot of dirty places: it lies in the pocket where you just took out the money from, or on the desktop, which always has no time to wipe. The phone is taken with unwashed hands after a store, metro, public transport. In a word, he carries a huge amount of all kinds of microbes in a day.
3. Drain hole in the sink
Sink siphon - the most favorable environment for the reproduction of bacteria. As a rule, housewives pay attention to its condition when the drain becomes clogged or an unpleasant smell appears.
Toothbrush can become a source of reproduction of more than 100 million bacteria that are harmful to the body. And this is absolutely natural, because we brush our teeth every day, removing plaque and food debris. After a while, the brush literally overgrows with bacteria.
There are as many bacteria on the surface of the keys as there are on the elevator call button. We never wipe the keys and always take them with dirty hands. They fall in the entrance or on the street, stored in dirty pockets and bring an incredible amount of infectious bacteria into the house. Some give their children as a toy, which is unacceptable and dangerous to the health of the child.
6. Wallet and money
On average, a single banknote contains about 30,000 bacteria per square centimeter. The older the bill, the more it bears infections: helminths, Koch sticks, causative agents of tuberculosis and meningitis. Paying money, people exchange bacteria.
There are 4,000 times more bacteria on a square centimeter of a regular carpet than on the same area of the toilet. The fleecy surface of the carpet becomes an excellent accumulation of all kinds of bacteria, dust mites and particles of dead skin.
Here, you first bring thousands of germs from the street directly into the apartment. In addition, pets are often liked to be here, which then spread bacteria to furniture, tables, window sills and carpets.
9. A curtain for a bathroom
Bacteria multiply more actively in a humid environment. Bathroom curtains are especially prone to ubiquitous mold. But usually they are never cleaned, believing that the soap solution falling on the curtains is enough to disinfect.
10. Dishwasher and washing machine
Despite the fact that both technical means are designed to maintain order and cleanliness, they themselves are a source of microbes.
Drug traffickers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and are hiding drugs among protective equipment delivered to various countries around the world. Some managed to hide the narcotics even in hand sanitizer bottles, believing that this way they would not be discovered by investigators.
Every day, organized crime officers discover drug traffickers, dismantle networks and confiscate drugs. Investigators and smugglers appear to be in competition. Some are looking for new ways to hide the goods and others have to find them.
The worst thing is that criminals are trying to take advantage of the pandemic and hide drugs in humanitarian transport.
Earlier this month, Australian border guards found several kilograms of methamphetamine in shipments of disinfectants and masks sent from Canada to Australia, CNN reports.
"We know that criminals will push any limit to bring drugs into the country, so it is no wonder they are trying to use indispensable items during the pandemic, such as masks and hand sanitizer to hide them," said ABF chief John Fleming .
The drugs were found while officers were inspecting shipments at the Sydney Gateway Facility.
When officers opened several boxes to check them, they found among the packages of masks and two bottles of hand sanitizer wrapped in air bubble foil. Everything seemed in order, however, something made the law enforcement officers think and they analyzed the containers more carefully. They found that they had fake bottoms. Inside the secret compartment was a crystal-like substance, which was later tested positive for methamphetamine, officials said. In total, almost two kilograms of illicit substance were found.
Donald Trump once again provoked the indignation of the American public opinion - even on the day when the officials from Washington announced a devastating balance of the coronavirus epidemic, the president of the United States preferred to play golf!
Trump has chosen to relax on Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to the American military who gave their lives for their country.
But instead of a visit to the Pentagon or Arlington Cemetery where many war heroes are buried, Trump went to his golf club, which he had not visited for more than two months.
And at the White House, the death toll from coronavirus was close to 100,000, a figure that puts the United States at the top of both casualties and infections, over 1.6 million people.
Asked about the fact that instead of mourning he plays golf, President Trump said he hopes to resume golf tournaments as soon as possible.
"We want life back to normal as soon as possible. I can't wait to see golfers again and enjoy the same experience as mine," Trump said.
On social media, Pink mentioned that she and her son spent weeks in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus tests, but they both finally tested negative for the infection a few days ago.
When she and 3-year-old Jameson started showing symptoms two weeks ago they were already sheltering in place, she said. She is thankful for her doctor that he was able to get Pink and her son tested in time for the virus.
"Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19," she said on her Instagram page. "Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative."
She added that she had contributed with $1 million— half of the donation is going to the Emergency Fund for Temple University Hospital and the other part to City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency Covid-19 Crisis Fund.
Many of actors, musicians and famous politicians have tested positive for coronavirus.
Pink is one of celebrities that have contributed to fighting coronavirus, as the virus spreads fastly across the United States, which is slowly becoming the new epicenter of the illness.