U.S President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, he announced this news on Twitter, saying, “Tonight, @FLOTUS, and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!.”
People cannot help but view this as a twisted karmic consequence for Trump underplaying the severity of the virus. Many users reminded him of the comments he had made about the virus at the beginning of the pandemic.
It seems the President is quite optimistic about his recovery and why wouldn’t he be when he so ardently believes that 99% of Covid-19 cases in the country were “totally harmless”. While the fact is based on no scientific evidence but only on Trump’s intellect and beliefs, it holds credibility since it emerged from the President - a leader elected by millions of Americans.
The confidence and level-headedness that the U.S President has demonstrated during a pandemic are unmatchable if you compare it to other world leaders that have shut down cities and economies in the fear of an invisible virus. Additionally, he has consistently assured citizens that the virus will “go away” and that “it will disappear” to lift morale but unfortunately, nobody seems to believe him. So, to pay tribute to his laid-back attitude and ingenious solutions, let’s go over the different recovery methods Trump had suggested earlier which he can now employ for his own COVID recovery.
Pop a Hydroxychloroquine pill, it’s that easy
Trump’s favourite drug, Hydroxychloroquine can be the miracle cure for his illness and simultaneously, help him prove to the FDA that the drug can be used for the treatment of COVID-19. In May, Trump had announced that he takes a hydroxychloroquine pill every day and when asked why, he said, "Because I think it's good. I've heard a lot of good stories." Who’s going to tell Trump that ‘good stories’ are reliable proof when you’re testing hair products, and not a drug or medication?
As a man of his own beliefs, he had continued taking the anti-malarial drug for two weeks in May and said that he will take it again if he thinks he is exposed to the coronavirus, a top White House official has said.
If you’re unfamiliar, Hydroxychloroquine sulfate was first synthesized in 1946 and is in a class of medications historically used to treat and prevent malaria. However, the drug is not FDA-approved for the treatment of COVID-19 but it has been identified as a possible treatment for the infection.
Inject bleach into your veins or drink it
Injecting disinfectant into one’s veins to kill the virus has to the epitome of divergent thinking, it’s almost unbelievable how scientists didn’t see this obvious solution. During a press conference, Trump proposed that since a disinfectant “knocks it (the virus) out in a minute”, we could look at ways of injecting it inside for a “cleaning” of the body.
He continues, “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.” If disinfectants and bleach didn’t cause death, this could have been a revolutionary solution. It could probably even clean up other gunk and viruses floating in our bodies.
Flash bright lights on oneself
In the same press conference, Trump had suggested that we might be undermining the role of light in treating the virus. In a public conversation, he asks Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator, "So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light and I think you said that hasn't been checked but you're going to test it.”
He wasn’t very clear in his statement but I suppose he was trying to imply that heat emanating from a powerful light source could eliminate the virus. He asked Dr. Birx if she had ever heard of using "the heat and the light" to treat coronavirus. Dr. Birx who’s probably only trusted scientific evidence and rational thinking denied ever considering heat or light as a treatment.
Now, it lies upon President Trump to literally shine a light inside his body as a test and prove to the medical community that you don’t need to be a doctor to discover treatments. As Trump said, "I'm not a doctor. But I'm, like, a person that has a good you-know-what."
Wear a mask or don’t, it’s up to you
Masks are overrated and if you don’t see them as a part of your life, don’t wear them. President Trump has been constantly criticized for not wearing a mask but can we really blame him? Sometimes, he just doesn’t feel like wearing one.
Moreover, he doesn’t have a herd mentality like Vice President Joe Biden who follows the norm and advice given by the WHO to wear masks in public. Additionally, how unconstitutional would it be for a high authority like the president of the United States to wear a mask while greeting other royalty? So, remaining true to his feelings and values, he should be able to wear a mask when he ‘needs’ to.
However, in case none of the above work, he can always resort to chanting the same statement he told his fellow Americans, “It’s gonna go away, this is going to go away.”