Coronavirus USA Updates: Trump’s medical advice draws criticism

Coronavirus USA Updates: Trump's medical advice draws criticism
Coronavirus USA Updates: Trump's medical advice draws criticism

Since the first coronavirus case was diagnosed in the United States more than three months ago, President Donald Trump has repeatedly made assertions about the illness and floated treatments that medical experts in his own administration have had to walk back.

From floating the idea in February that the virus would “miraculously” disappear, to touting an untested anti-malaria drug at his daily press conferences, Trump has often ventured far afield of science to put a positive light on the pandemic.

The latest example of that came Thursday, when Trump suggested that scientists look into whether ultraviolet light or disinfectants could play some role in treating patients with the disease. His remarks prompted a rebuke from doctors and urgent warnings from state health agencies warning against self-treatment.

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