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10 Myths related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Presently the world is fighting with Coronavirus ( COVID-19) and it has become a pandemicSo far there is no cure in the notice but many myths are busted on coronavirus infection over the internet and social media. If you are also confused about myths spread on coronavirus then here is our help. Here are the 10 most common myths associated with coronavirus that you should not focus on.

10 Coronavirus myths busted:

1.Myth: COVID-19 can be prevented by drinking water

It’s a myth that drinking water every 15 minutes will eliminate the virus in your throat and stomach, where the acid will kill it.

Truth: it is good to stay hydrated, but there is no scientific evidence that drinking water can protect you from coronavirus.

2. Myth: COVID-19 can be transmitted in the areas with hot and humid climates

Truth: Coronavirus can be transmitted across the planet. It will not settle in the Northern Hemisphere as the weather gets warmer in spring and summer.

3. Myth: COVID-19 can be transmitted through mosquitos

Truth: coronavirus is a respiratory virus that can spread to any person sneezing, or coughing, or from nose discharge, or saliva. There is no evidence that it can be transmitted through mosquitos.

4. Myth: COVID-19 can be prevented by eating Garlic

Truth: Garlic has antimicrobial and good for the immune system, but there is no evidence that eating garlic can protect you from getting coronavirus.

5. Myth: COVID-19 can be prevented by spraying alcohol and chlorine all over your body

Truth: spraying such substances will not kill viruses that have already entered in your body. Spraying alcohol and chlorine can be harmful to your clothes, eyes, and mouth. Always use them under appropriate recommendations.

6. Myth: COVID-19 can be killed with an ultraviolet disinfection Lamp

Truth: Ultraviolet rays should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.

7. Myth: COVID-19 can be detected by using Thermal scanners

Truth: Thermal scanners cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet ill with fever. Because it takes 2 to 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever.

8. Myth: COVID-19 can only affect older people

Truth: People of all ages can become infected with the coronavirus. Older people or with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease are at more risk of becoming seriously ill with the virus.

9. Myth: COVID-19 can be prevented by taking a hot bath

Truth: taking a warm bath will not prevent you from catching coronavirus. Our normal body temperature ranges from 36.5 C to 37 C, regardless of the temperature of your shower.

10. Myth: the vaccine is available to cure COVID-19

Truth: To date, there are no vaccines for coronavirus. Scientists are working on it, but it will take several months to develop a safe and effective vaccine for humans.

So don’t get panic with the myths related to coronavirus and take preventive measures to protect your self from coronavirus (COVID-19).

INFORMATION SOURCE: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Shruti Jain

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