Of the three stories you cite, the first two are obvious click-bait, from the NYDN and The Beast, not exactly stellar representatives of responsible journalism.

As for the NBC story, this:

“Calls to New York City’s Poison Control Center for exposure to certain household chemicals more than doubled after President Donald Trump suggested injecting disinfectant might be one way to combat COVID-19, the city said Saturday.

In the 18 hours after the president’s suggestion during a Thursday night news conference, the city center got 30 exposure calls nine specifically about Lysol, 10 about bleach and 11 about other household cleaners.

In the same window last year, there were 13 cases — two specifically about bleach and none of them about Lysol-related products.”

Double the calls, and specific to the products the man in the White House spoke about.

We might do better emphasizing facts like this, rather than chiding those who are pointing out the the Zoolander-like antics of this man are not comedy, they are deadly incitement of panicked responses from people desperately in need of calm, intelligent, adult leadership.

“Heaven is a library of every book ever written, eternity to sit and read, and a bottomless cup of the best coffee.”

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