NO…do not drink bleach to disinfect your body from the Coronavirus!

(Article revised 4/30/2020)

You would think that no one would seriously contemplate drinking chlorine bleach, but after a U.S. President’s remarks at a COVID-19 press conference at the White House, some did*  hundreds reportedly called states’ COVID-19 Helplines asking about it. No, it does not cure the coronavirus, or cure autism or cancer. It is not a cure for stupidity either, just a symptom of it.

[NOTE: Sierra Wave took a closer look at claims that some people drank Clorox or Lysol directly as a result of the President’s remarks. There is no evidence reported in the news that we could find that that is the case. So, in the interest of fairness, we edited this article]

The last time I remember anyone drinking Clorox was a 1-1/2 year old…but he had an excuse. He didn’t know any better! [NOTE: There are a substantial number of articles online that substantiate that people do mistakenly ingest poisons (such as chlorine bleach).]

Tom Boo, MD, and Mono County Public Health Officer issued the following health alert to NOT INGEST Chlorine in any form.

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35 Responses to NO…do not drink bleach to disinfect your body from the Coronavirus!

  1. Maureen Elizabeth McClain May 4, 2020 at 12:03 am #

    I would like understand how moderator approves a comment that mocks a war veteran and allows it to be approved by 4 others? What am I missing? We will remember this next SW goes to press on their support of Veterans.

    • Stop non-essential travel May 4, 2020 at 8:35 pm #

      I think it’s interesting you assume that anyone who questions your comment(s) is not a veteran themselves.

      • Maureen Elizabeth McClain May 6, 2020 at 1:18 am #

        Assume? That’s all you got?

  2. Tinner April 29, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

    The only people dumber than those who would actually drink or inject a disinfectant to cure or prevent coronavirus would be those who interpreted what Trump said as a solution to cure or prevent coronavirus.
    I believe those who fall into the latter aren’t really dumb, but sick, sick with a form of mental illness we’ve all heard repeatedly as Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS.
    I also believe these people are thoroughly enjoying watching americans lose their livelyhoods over this if it means they can blame it all on Donald Trump and they are.
    Sounds crazy, I know but as I said, it’s a form of mental illness.

    • duckhead May 1, 2020 at 7:50 am #

      “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
      Jiddu Krishnamurti

      p.s. – your psychological projection is showing (re: – “enjoying watching americans [sic] lose their livelyhoods [sic])

      and you really may want to have that spell checker looked at

  3. Sandy Justice April 29, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

    The Republican party is quickly becoming the party of DEATH!

    Because they only attack Democrats that point out the failures. I am done pointing out the fact that Trump is a liar, cheat and is only in it for his self.

    It is time for Republicans to clean their own house before they lose what is left of what was a good counterbalance to Democrats.

    America is at it’s best when we all stand together as one nation, divided we fall.

    • Maureen Elizabeth McClain April 30, 2020 at 3:38 am #

      Really? Party of Death? WACO, Ruby Ridge, and Benghazi. I bet the families of Marines left to die, would feel differently.

      • Sandy Justice April 30, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

        Yes they are the party of Death! 61,000 this morning and it is still April not August!

        The Republicans want the people to get back to work even if it kills them.

        Pence not wearing a mask, his reason “the president and I and the people around us get tested weekly so I know I do not have the virus”, so they all know the benefit of testing. They just refuse to set up testing for the rest of us.

        We die in big numbers and they spend their time telling us what a great job they are doing, so yes they are the party of DEATH!!!

        PS: I never said a Democrat never killed anyone. So you make my point “Because they only attack Democrats that point out the failures. I am done pointing out the fact that Trump is a liar, cheat and is only in it for his self.”

        So what are you going to do to stop Republicans from destroying them self’s. Are you going to clean your own house or continue to blame Democrats and anyone else other than Republicans?

        • Maureen Elizabeth McClain May 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

          First of all, have you become so desensitized to realize that is a horrible thing to say about any organization. As a conservative who fought in the Cold War, that is a dramatic and uneducated thing to say. Not only that you did not make the phrase “party of death” up. So use your own words and quit copying what you hear.

          • Stop non-essential travel May 2, 2020 at 11:31 am #

            “As a conservative who fought in the Cold War…” ??? um, where, exactly …. ?

          • Maureen Elizabeth McClain May 3, 2020 at 11:44 pm #

            I was stationed in Iceland in a very remote location. We worked 12 hour shifts. We were the sea to sky intervention for military operations. We identified and deterred constant Russian attacks on the US and European soil 24hrs a day to protect ourselves and others from obvious enemy attack. We were brave and flawless. You should be grateful, because we did this for you. America is constantly under attack. Think about this every time you look up in the air and see/hear Navy and Air Force jets, someone was feeding them info during the cold war and it was me and less than 100 other service people. God Bless America.

      • Stop non-essential travel April 30, 2020 at 8:35 pm #

        USS Roosevelt . Oh, wait …..

    • Tinner April 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

      ”party of DEATH!”
      So rediculously overly dramatic and amusing, par for the course for democrats.
      “time for Republicans to clean their own house…”?
      That’s exactly what we did in 2016, when we elected Trump, remember?

      • duckhead May 1, 2020 at 7:44 am #

        Is your spell checker broken?

    • Tinner May 3, 2020 at 9:14 pm #

      Sandy Justice, “The Republican party is quickly becoming the party of DEATH!?
      Are you aware how many abortions are performed every year and which party advocates for those abortions? And know that I am pro choice but I am against treating pregnancy like a headache.

  4. Bleach Babe April 29, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

    Tell this to your Local water district as Chlorine and Chloramines are dumped into your local drinking water,

    • Maureen Elizabeth McClain April 30, 2020 at 3:33 am #

      Hey here is an idea lets take everything out of the water. That way when the water runs through God knows what filthy process to get to your tap you will know it is “pure”. let me know how that goes.

  5. Liberty April 29, 2020 at 9:07 am #

    The President was mis-quoted by the usual rabid liberals who didn’t watch it. He was talking about a medical proceedure using UV light that is very effective, this is similar to the UV light you get if you get out in the sun which liberals have tried to ban and are still trying to along with local small businesses, camping and fishing at a state and local level of misguided virus panic. If people want to drink something, try tonic water and some gin, it has a trace of qulorquine in it.

    • Bleach Babe April 29, 2020 at 2:03 pm #


    • eric h. May 3, 2020 at 8:26 pm #

      I’m guessing you only watched the video that Fox showed. Pretty good job of editing but what you need to ask yourself is, if that’s all he said why the big scramble to claim he was being sarcastic? Maybe because the Fox video left out all of the disinfectant comments and the U.V. from the inside comment.

  6. Roy April 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

    And there are some in our society that are stupid enough to eat Tide Pods..

    • HB man April 28, 2020 at 8:18 pm #

      And there are some that don’t know the difference between noble and NOBEL . He went to the BEST schools ? He’s HIGHLY educated ? I think not .

  7. Mono Person April 28, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    Thinning the herd…

  8. stevestlouis April 28, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

    Any time you liberal XXXX XXXXX (edited by SWM moderator) get the chance, you put our President down. I saw and heard what he said and your taking it completely out of context and lying to us all. You are the problem in this Country FAKE NEWS!

    • David Dennison April 28, 2020 at 7:32 pm #

      And I quote…
      “I see the disinfectant,where it knocks it out in one minute.”
      And then,looking at and asking Dr. Brix “And is there a way we can do that,something like that by injection,inside or almost like a cleansing,because you see,it gets in your lungs and it does a tremendous number on your lungs.”
      Is that what was said or not ?…if your in denial,you or anyone else,look it up and watch it being said.
      It comes right after the “if you brought light into the body,which you can do,either way,through the skin or in some other way” statement.
      If you are saying he didn’t say that,one of three things.
      YOU are either lying to us all.
      YOU didn’t watch,see and hear what was said
      Or,more likely than not,just ANOTHER stupid thing trump said that his worshipers either want to deny he said,or just want to dismiss it,or by the looks of things,believing it and doing it…like “Mono person ” said below…”thinning the herd “…maybe a good thing…LOL !!!!!!…
      And by the way,not MY president.He’s a fool and a joke,which he proves just about every day when he opens his stupid mouth.
      That’s all I’m going to say about it…I promise,Charles James..

    • Maureen Elizabeth McClain May 1, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

      Hmmmmm? Fake news? why don’t you come up with a comment you made up yourself?

  9. David Dennison April 28, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

    Kinda sad when, not only do doctors nationwide but local doctors too, have to warn people not to drink bleach or other disinfectants contrary to what a president of the United States suggested (even though he denies saying it…even though we all saw and heard him say it ).
    What makes it even sadder, and hard not to find humor in it, is the fact after it was said that apparently many who feel trump can say or do no wrong, they went out and did it!!
    Like Dr. Boo states,usually common sense takes over in a case like this,but I guess not in this day and age where it seems so many people need “guidance” from a so called “president” with just about everything they say and do, even how to think about anything, hell, even what and what not to drink or inject into their bodies, I’m glad we have medical experts to maybe sway their decisions before they do something that might end up killing them.
    Thank You, Dr. Boo
    I’ll take it off my “to do” list tonight.

    • Maureen Elizabeth McClain April 30, 2020 at 3:29 am #

      No one drank bleach. There is absolutely no record of anyone drinking bleach. Trump was being a jerk, like alot of us he put his foot in his mouth. Why do we even care?

      • Charles James April 30, 2020 at 11:11 am #

        Maureen, you are correct. Sierra Wave could not find any news reports or studies to substantiate that people started drinking bleach as the result of the President’s comments.
        As a result, we edited this article to reflect that finding. Of course, chlorine is used widely to kill pathogens in our domestic water supplies across the country, although the concentration of chlorine that we drink in tap water is far, far less than that found in a bottle of common liquid household bleach. Thank you for pointing this out.

        • David Dennison April 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

          Charles James
          Google “Has anyone drank disinfectant” and see what the reports are saying…
          Bottom line,stupid is as stupid does.
          Even if it’s the POTUS suggesting we do it.

          • Charles James April 30, 2020 at 1:18 pm #

            Dennis, you missed the point. None of the cases that come up using your Google search clearly state that anyone has drank bleach or disinfectant cleaner as a direct result of Trump’s silly comments. Visit this link at, which has a credible reputation according to the Chicago Tribune. There comes a point where citing Trump’s many failings as a leader are self-defeating. No one’s mind is going to be changed at this stage of the game.

          • David Dennison April 30, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

            Charles James
            I agree with you on that one. No one’s mind is going to change..
            What did he say earlier.. BEFORE he was elected ?…”I could shoot someone on 5th Ave. and I’d still have my worshipers “…

          • Maureen Elizabeth McClain May 3, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

            Who cares.

          • Charles James April 30, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

            From article you referenced: “It’s unclear, Lopez said, whether the two men had tried ingesting the cleaners after listening to remarks President Trump made about disinfectants at a press conference last week.


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