President Donald Trump touted a federal study Thursday that indicates sunlight and humidity can weaken the coronavirus – a finding that prompted the president to float the idea of treating patients with “light inside the body.”
A Department of Homeland Security “emerging” study showed that the lifespan of the virus could be significantly reduced by heat and humidity. Bill Bryan, an undersecretary of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, said that solar light seems to have a powerful effect on the virus in the air and on surfaces.
Trump, who has used his daily White House briefings to float unproven treatment options in the past, at one point suggested the government should study bringing “light inside the body” as a possible treatment, which he asserted might be done “either through the skin or in some other way.” The president also appeared to question whether disinfectant could be used to treat coronavirus patients.
“Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning,” Trump said.
See USA Today.