Common Covid-19 Myths

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Covid-19 Myths

Misinformation spreading through social media can cost previous lives. Covid-19 Myths Learn the real facts, beware of myths and keep you and your families safe

Home remedies can cure and protect against COVID-19

No home remedies can protect against COVID-19, including vitamin C, essential oils, silver colloid, sesame oil, garlic, fish tank cleaner, burning sage, and sipping water every 15 minutes.

5G mobile networks are spreading the coronavirus

It is not possible for viruses to travel on mobile networks or radio waves. The coronavirus is spreading in several countries that do not have 5G mobile networks.

A vaccine to cure COVID-19 is available

There is no vaccine for the new coronavirus right now. Scientists have already begun working on one, but developing a vaccine that is safe and effective in human beings will take many months.

Antibiotics can help cure the coronavirus.

COVID-19 is a virus and hence antibiotics are not effective in preventing or treating it.

Cats and dogs spread coronavirus

Currently, there is little evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can infect cats and dogs. However, in Hong Kong, a Pomeranian whose owner had COVID-19 became infected. The dog did not display any symptoms.

Children cannot catch COVID-19

This virus affects all age groups. Children are equally likely to get the virus, however, their symptoms might be less severe.

Cold weather/snow kills the coronavirus

The human body temperature stays around 37 Celsius even if it is cold outside which is why cold weather or snow will not be able to kill the virus.

Coronavirus is man-made

Scientists have dismissed this theory as the origin of this virus has not been identified. It’s said to have spread from an animal (bat) in Wuhan’s illegal market. However, the source is not confirmed. The investigation is still on.

Consumption of alcohol protects you from the coronavirus

Drinking alcohol does not prevent or cure the coronavirus. Excessive consumption of alcohol causes other health problems.

Coronavirus is the deadliest virus known to man

Although SARS-CoV-2 does appear to be more serious than influenza, it is not the deadliest virus that people have faced. Others, such as Ebola, have higher mortality rates.

Stay Informed. Stay Updated.

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