The Daily Populous

Friday April 24th, 2020 day edition

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Twitter names Trump the 'Tide Pods' president after he suggests disinfectant injections.

WASHINGTON – After President Donald Trump wondered Thursday about possibly injecting disinfectants into people infected with the coronavirus, "Tide Pods" and other household cleaners began trending on Twitter.

"As you see it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.".

More: Trump touts study on sunlight to kill coronavirus, but official warns against Americans changing behavior.

Trump did not specify the kind of disinfectant in his comments Thursday.

Trump has touted unproven treatments for COVID-19 before, including calling hydroxychloroquine a potential "game changer." »

Don't eat or inject yourself with disinfectant, warns FDA commissioner

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US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn.

"I certainly wouldn't recommend the internal ingestion of a disinfectant," said US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, who is also a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

Dr. Leana Wen, the former Baltimore health commissioner, agreed that nobody should be ingesting bleach or other disinfectants. »

Coronavirus: Trump suggests injecting disinfectant and touts power of sunlight to beat disease

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The president, appearing to go off his prepared opening remarks, made this declaration: “We’re very close to a vaccine.”.

But Anthony Fauci, his top infectious disease official, has said such a drug will be in development for up to 18 months.

The president and his top infectious disease official had another public disagreement come into public view during the Thursday evening briefing. »

All three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender will hit Netflix in May

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The hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender will be available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. starting May 15th.

Netflix officially announced via Twitter that all three seasons of the show would be arriving on the service next month.

All three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender are coming to Netflix in the US on May 15th. — NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 23, 2020. »