My eldest daughter, who has two sources of expertise on this—she was an Emory College student, Class of 2000, and is an attorney (JD, NYU Law, 2005)—has texted to caution me that not all of you may realize that I was being sarcastic in my last announcement:
“You have to tell people not to do this: ‘Then there’s the experiment proposed by the Doctor-in-Chief or DiC. You can really help out here. Swallow, or better still inject Lysol or another disinfectant. I think he meant, like, in your veins? Also, get some really bright (but maybe not too thick) flashlights and stick them in all the places where the sun doesn’t shine.’ You can blame it on your lawyer daughter. But you put it out there without making it expressly clear that nobody should do this and that they will die. You can’t (not you). Please. This is one of those situations where you should defer to my expertise. I love you.”
So, I am deferring to my daughter’s expertise. When I paraphrased President Trump’s advice about disinfectant, I was being satirical and sarcastic. I was mocking him. As she says, “NO ONE SHOULD DO THIS AND IF THEY DO THEY WILL DIE!”
President Trump also now claims HE was being sarcastic. You can judge for yourself here
Also, please read this warning from the manufacturer of Lysol disinfectant:
Regarding the use of thin flashlights in bodily orifices, you may use your own judgment. But please don’t lose your sense of humor.