COVID-19 Treatment Using UV Light In Development - Dr. Birx Was Wrong...
The president was roundly criticized for pondering whether or not UV light or other disinfectants that have proved effective at killing the Wuhan coronavirus on surfaces could somehow be administered inside the body to treat patients suffering from the disease. During Thursday's coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump asked White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx whether sunlight has been explored as a possible treatment for those suffering from disease, specifically the coronavirus.
"Not as a treatment," Dr. Birx answered the president. "I mean, certainly fever is a good thing when you have a fever. It helps your body respond. But not as - I have not seen heat or ..."
The president cut her answer short. "I think that’s a great thing to look at," the president interjected.
Well, Dr. Birx must have missed the press release, published by the AP on April 20th, announcing the novel treatment developed by scientists at Cedars-Sinai that administers ultraviolet light inside the bodies of patients inflicted with respiratory infections. The research team at Cedars-Sinai is currently working with the FDA to explore an expedited regulatory process to use the treatment as a possible medical intervention for those suffering from the Wuhan coronavirus.
Here's a video that shows how this kind of treatment would work, using UV light to disinfect the lungs:
Reporters took to Twitter to mock @realDonaldTrump for talking about UV light killing coronavirus instead of researching it first.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 24, 2020
AP: "Pre-clinical findings indicate the technology’s significant impact on eradicating... coronavirus."
Watch how it works:pic.twitter.com/AszZa1FhaG