In a statement shared following what the corporation characterizes as "recent speculation and social media activity," which is presumably a reference to Trump's public theorizing about injecting disinfectants, the business said it had been asked whether "internal administration" of such substances would be "appropriate" to investigate as a COVID-19 treatment option.
"As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion, or any other route)," a company rep explained, presumably while letting out an exhausted sigh. "As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information."
The Lysol-centered advice arrives after Trump's widely panned comments from a recent press conference.
"I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute," Trump said Thursday. "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."
Later, while telling Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx he would like her to speak with "medical doctors” about using "light and heat" to cure COVID-19, Trump conceded that he himself is "not a doctor." Instead, Trump explained, he's "like, a person who has a good you-know-what."
In short, injecting yourself with disinfectants is, in fact, not a wise course of action.