Phillip Schofield flooded with criticism over viagra remark on ITV This Morning

ITV This Morning host Phil Schofield has been inundated with criticism for a “bland and insensitive” Viagra joke about Alzheimer’s sufferers.

GP Dr. Nighat Arif was on the TV favorite for the day on Wednesday for an interview when Schofe made the joke.

When told that the research found that Viagra could help those with Alzheimer’s, Phil told him: “So they can remember that they left the door open but can’t get close enough to close it.”

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In response, Kirsty posted, “I usually like you, but I just saw you make a joke that Viagra has a potential cure for Alzheimer’s” so you can remember to open the door, but you can’t get close enough to open it! ” Please don’t joke insensibly! “

Caryn wrote: “now mocking Alzheimer’s disease … the guy is an absolute fool! And that’s me being polite.”

VNED wrote: “Yes, as someone whose mother had dementia I was not impressed. Any pharmacological breakthroughs for that horrible disease are welcome.”

Love Trouble wrote: “Making a pathetic innuendo joke about getting a boner and Alzheimer’s is a new low for you @Schofe. Good on the doctor for ignoring your silly attempt to try and go viral with your flippant comment.”

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Lead researcher Dr. Feixiong Cheng of the Cleveland Clinic said the findings were encouraging but more work was needed.

“Because our findings only establish an association between the use of sildenafil and a reduction in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, we are now planning a mechanical trial and a phase II randomized clinical trial to test causality and confirm clinical benefits. of sildenafil for Alzheimer’s patients, “he said.

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