The official response to the pandemic has always been confusing - but one Louisiana cop's statement might prove the most disgusting movement yet.
It's safe to say we haven't felt in the best hands during this troubled time.
via: ShutterstockWhen we look to those supposed to lead us, it's easy to start to despair.
Between calling it the "Chinese" virus and playing down the severity of the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesTrump hasn't exactly been praised for his handling of the ongoing medical crisis.
He started out by remaining stubbornly confident in America's resilience to the virus.Back in January, shortly after the initial outbreak, he was quizzed on his thoughts on the virus, in which he replied: “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine."
And, even when the number of cases here in America started to climb...He remained calm, and repeatedly stressed that there was nothing to be too worried about.
The President persistently fought against the media regarding the pandemic.And, at one point, even dubbed the virus as being a "fake news media" conspiracy.
And, as the months trickled by...President Trump simply wouldn't budge from his stance on the virus and even went on to compare it to the common flu. This was perhaps one of his most dangerous and false statements about the virus and caused plenty of outrage amongst both Americans and people all over the world.
Things needed to change.
via: GettyAnd fast. As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths grew here in the States, people were growing increasingly more concerned with Trump's blaze attitude regarding the pandemic.
But, thankfully, Trump seemed to have a sudden change of heart.
via: GettyOn March 13th, mere days after he compared the pandemic to the common flu, he finally declared a national emergency.
This move freed up around $50 billion in federal funding...
via: GettyAnd promised a new screening website and more drive-by medical tests.
It seems that now, President Trump is finally taking the pandemic seriously.
In presser, Trump says “we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about.” Trump was first briefed abo… https://t.co/nMe2l4GxN1— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond)1584388264.0
The President has been doing some serious backtracking.
Trump: “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was declared a pandemic.” https://t.co/v3B3UQhbdM— Jan Postma (@Jan Postma)1584463905.0
But this isn't necessarily a good thing.
via: GettyThough Trump is finally taking the virus seriously, he has been dishing out some pretty concerning advice that could ultimately put thousands of lives at risk.
And last month, he made his most shocking claims yet.
via: GettyAt a press conference, the President discussed potential cures for the virus and went on to bring up the topic of disinfectants.
He casually suggested that these disinfectants could, in some way, be "injected" into the body as a method of combatting the virus."I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute," he said. "Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that."
Even for Trump's standards, these claims are completely outrageous.
If you’re wondering why @realDonaldTrump suggested injecting people with disinfectant to cure #COVID19 (or shining… https://t.co/spg73RH9zK— Cenk Uygur (@Cenk Uygur)1587693421.0
Since his shocking claims, medical experts have been frantically urging people to not inject themselves with chemicals.
Oh FFS please don’t do this. I don’t need the extra work. If you are sick call your doctor. Don’t self medicate. https://t.co/uBXIasVXio— Judy Melinek M.D. (@Judy Melinek M.D.)1587687568.0
And some people have already taken the President's advice...
No joke - we had a patient swallow Lysol as a #disinfectant a couple of weeks ago to prevent COVID19 infection. He… https://t.co/qmJTLixiUS— Jonathan Spicer MD PhD (@Jonathan Spicer MD PhD)1587685953.0
Things have been getting seriously out of hand...
Wonder how many of the leaders followers will effectively commit suicide by injecting disinfectant. And can… https://t.co/Y2pcsziwDw— Mark lacey (@Mark lacey)1587688238.0
They have warned people against the use of their disinfectants as a remedy for the virus.
via: InvestingTheir statement read: "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). 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." All cleared up?
And now another official has hit headlines for a different horrifying reason.
via: TwitterA police officer from Louisiana commented on Facebook that it was "unfortunate" that the virus has not killed more black people.
The officer has been immediately terminated.
via: Twitter"Chief Hardy and the Kaplan Police Department would like to apologize for this matter," a statement read. It seems racism is alive and well in the USA right now. Scroll on for another gut-wrenching story.