We all know that the novel coronavirus continues to infect people around the world, also the news articles and social media posts about the outbreak continue to spread online.
- 1 Beware Of These Dangerous Myths About The Virus Covid-19
- 1.1 Myth 1: Cold Weather And Snow Can Kill Coronavirus.
- 1.2 Myth 2: Coronavirus Cannot Be Transmitted In Hot And Humid Climates
- 1.3 Myth 3: A Hot Shower Can Destroy Coronavirus
- 1.4 Myth 4: Hand Dryers Can Kill Coronavirus
- 1.5 Myth 5: Rinsing Your Nose With Saline Or Spraying Alcohol Or Chlorine All Over Your Body Can Prevent Coronavirus Infection
- 1.6 Myth 6: Drinking Methanol, Ethanol, Or Bleach Can Prevent Corona Virus.
- 1.7 Myth 7: Eating Garlic And Adding Pepper To Your Soup Can Prevent Infection With Coronavirus.
- 1.8 Myth 8: Antibiotics And Vaccines Against Pneumonia Can Protect You Against Coronavirus
- 1.9 Myth 9: Thermal Scanners Can Detect The Presence Of Coronavirus
- 1.10 Myth 10: Coronavirus Can Be Transmitted Through Mosquitoes And Houseflies
- 1.11 Myth 11: 5G Mobile Networks Can Spread Coronavirus
- 1.12 Myth 12: If You Can Hold Your Breath For 10 Seconds Or More Without Coughing, You’re Free From Coronavirus
- 1.13 Myth 13: Coronavirus Affects Only Older People
- 1.14 Myth 14: Testing Is Not Mandatory Unless You’re Really Sick
Beware Of These Dangerous Myths About The Virus Covid-19
During this viral outbreak, rumors and misinformation can be dangerous, and the flood of misinformation can make it difficult to separate fact from fiction.
When world clamors for more information about the mysterious disease many misinformation and false remedies have been making their rounds on social media. So here we have compiled a list of myths and scams coursing the web that you need to be aware of. Let’s take a look.
Fact: This myth does not have any evidence to date. A widely accepted explanation is that the human body temperature remains around 37°C regardless of the external temperature. Regardless of the weather, wash your hands with soap and water every once in a while and you will naturally be safe from the coronavirus.
Fact: COVID-19 can be transmitted in all areas regardless of the external temperature and weather. People living in hot and humid climates can also get affected by the virus, which is why it is important to stay clean and healthy by washing your hands with soap and water soon after you touch various objects in your environment.
Fact: There is no way in which a hot bath can prevent you from being affected by COVID-19. The normal human body temperature is around 37°C and it will stay the same regardless of the external temperature and climate. Mere hot water cannot bring about any difference. However, washing your hands with lukewarm water and soap can help you keep your hands clean and greatly reduce the chances of infection.
Fact: Sadly, this is not true. The only way to keep your hands clean is to rub with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash with soap and water. Hand dryers can be used to serve their purpose (i.e. drying) after washing your hands with soap and water.
Fact: Rinsing nose with saline cannot prevent infection with coronavirus but can only keep your nasal passage clean. It can help in the recovery of the common cold but definitely cannot protect you from coronavirus.
Also, spraying alcohol or chlorine cannot prevent infection if the virus has already entered your body. These substances, if exposed to eyes and mouth can be harmful as these are to be used as disinfectants and not to be ingested.
Myth 6: Drinking Methanol, Ethanol, Or Bleach Can Prevent Corona Virus.
Fact: This is a dangerous myth because substances like methanol, ethanol, and bleach cannot eliminate coronavirus. Besides, the ingestion of these substances can be harmful to the body! It can even harm the internal organs.
Fact: There is absolutely no evidence that garlic or pepper can work against coronavirus. These are found in almost all diets and are good for health but they cannot prevent coronavirus. The best way to be on the safer side is to regularly wash your hands with soap and water.
Fact: Antibiotics only work against bacteria and not viruses. If you have a bacterial co-infection with your viral infection, you’re likely to be given antibiotics. But it sure cannot prevent coronavirus.
Vaccines against pneumonia cannot protect you from coronavirus. COVID-19 is a completely different virus and requires its own vaccine. An appropriate vaccine that is effective against coronavirus is yet to be discovered.
Fact: Thermal scanners can only detect fever simply because it is a thermal (temperature) scanner. If a person infected with coronavirus develops fever, a thermal scanner can detect it but again just fever, not the presence of coronavirus.
Fact: The ways in which coronavirus transmits is through objects used by a contaminated person or by inhaling droplets of affected persons. To date, there has been no evidence that mosquitoes and houseflies can transmit the virus. There is no need to panic if a mosquito bites you (at least for now).
Fact: It is very clear that coronavirus is transmitted from one person to another only through infected droplets and contaminated objects. A 5G network can absolutely do no harm. This is because viruses cannot travel through radio waves or mobile networks.
Fact: The only way to detect the presence of coronavirus is through a laboratory test. An infected person might have breathing issues but that doesn’t mean a lack of breathing problems indicates the absence of coronavirus. Besides, these breathing tests can be dangerous.
Fact: It is imperative that you understand that people of any age can be affected by a coronavirus. If you’re exposed to infected droplets or come in contact with contaminated objects, there is a high chance that you can catch the infection. Hence, all individuals, regardless of age, should take appropriate measures against coronavirus.
Myth 14: Testing Is Not Mandatory Unless You’re Really Sick
Fact: This is yet another dangerous myth. It is important to determine the presence of coronavirus as early as possible in order to protect yourself and others around you. One infected person can make a lot of difference considering the rates at which this deadly virus spreads. As soon as you notice any symptoms, immediately contact the respective health professionals.