You may have seen Friday a warning from the state of Maryland that no, you should absolutely positively not ingest cleaning products. On ABC’s This Week Sunday, Governor Larry Hogan (R- MD) addressed that warning and criticized the president’s comments on disinfectants as seriously concerning.
“We had hundreds of calls come into our emergency hotline at our health department asking if it was right to ingest Clorox or alcohol cleaning products, whether that was going to help them fight the virus. So we had to put out that warning to make sure that people were not doing something like that which would kill people actually to do it,” he said.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
“I think when misinformation comes out or you just say something that pops into your head it does send a wrong message,” Hogan said on “This Week.” Hogan and Trump have had a somewhat contentious relationship regarding the state’s response to quell the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 disease.
“The president has to focus on the message, stick to a message and make sure these press conferences are fact based,” Hogan said. On Thursday, Trump raised the idea of injections of disinfectant to fight the coronavirus, which health officials warned would be dangerous.
Today on @ThisWeekABC, I joined @GStephanopoulos to discuss our #MarylandStrong Roadmap to Recovery and the continued need for a responsible, fact-based response to this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/pVjw0zBGwq
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) April 26, 2020
ALERT🚨: We have received several calls regarding questions about disinfectant use and #COVID19.
This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.
— Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDMEMA) (@MDMEMA) April 24, 2020