The CDC Now Issues a Big New Warning about Coronavirus, COVID 19
In this current COVID-19 crisis everyone is doing their best to stay safe by following the latest guidelines and safety measures. There are many instructions which can confuse you like how to properly use bleach or disinfectants. But, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control or CDC, disinfectant and chemicals are used by about 1 in 3 adults in an unsafe manner. Sometimes, they even do so knowingly, just because they think it might kill the coronavirus.
As per reports, some people applied cleaning products or disinfectants on their skin while others either inhaled, gargled, or ingested them. People even went as far as to clean their fruits and vegetables with them. The CDC in response to this issued a new coronavirus warning which strongly urged people not to do any of these. “These practices pose a risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive injury and should be strictly avoided” as stated by the CDC.
There were some who drank bleach or disinfectant
Forbes in a report stated: “Among the respondents, 25% say they suffered from the misuse of the cleaners with 11% having nose or sinus irritation; 8% had skin irritation; 8% had eye irritation, 8% reported dizziness, lightheadedness or headache; 6% had an upset stomach or nausea and 6% had breathing problems. The median age of participants was 46 with 52% female; 63% white, 16% Hispanic, 12% black and 8% multiracial or another race. They represented all U.S. census regions with 38% from the South, 24% from the West, 21% from the Midwest and 18% from the Northeast”
After President Trump at a news conference earlier in April said: “And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” there was a spike in the number of calls to poison centers. Needless to say, that the answer to his question from experts was a big- No.
The consequences of drinking bleach or disinfectant
Experts declared: “You’re in for a world of hurt” if you guzzle down bleach. They further explained the consequences of drinking bleach or any other disinfectant. “Symptoms range from gagging, pain and irritation in the mouth and throat; pain and possible burns in the esophagus and stomach; vomiting; and shock can appear right away to within a few hours. If you don’t treat the symptoms immediately, you can permanently damage your gastrointestinal tract and internal organs—and, depending on how much you drink, you could die”, they explained.
The CDC has warned against the unsafe use of bleach and disinfectants
To prevent this from happening, the CDC has emphasized that “Public messaging should continue to emphasize evidence-based, safe cleaning and disinfection practices to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission in households, including hand hygiene and cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces”.
The CDC urges everyone to:
- Always read the instructions carefully
- Wear protective gear while using them
- Not mix chemicals
The latest update is also new symptoms of COVID-19 which has alarmed doctors
The new coronavirus warning also includes the emergence of new symptoms which has got doctors worried. Their latest and biggest discovery once again appears to be the fact that the coronavirus is not just a respiratory virus since it affects a range of body systems from head to toe.
Patients infected with the virus reportedly exhibited psychological and nervous-system related symptoms. These symptoms tend to linger on for weeks or even months. Here are some of the top coronavirus symptoms that can totally mess up your mind.