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20 Myths And Facts about Coronavirus

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MYTH 1 :

The Coronavirus cannot transmitted in the areas with hot and
humid climate.

FACT :

The Coronavirus virus can be transmitted in all area, including areas with hot and humid climate.

MYTH 2 :

A vaccine to cure COVID-19 is available.

FACT :

There is no vaccine for the coronavirus right now. Scientists have already working on it and they developing a vaccine which is safe and effective in human beings but it will take many months.

MYTH 3 :

Coronavirus affects only older people.

FACT :

People from all age group are susceptible to coronavirus infection. However, older people and people suffering from medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or any heart disease, or with low immunity are more vulnerable to this viral infection.

MYTH 4 :

Eating garlic, lemon (and other food items which used as home remedies for Flu and common cold ) can prevent from COVID-19.

FACT :

Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. Similarly, vitamin C is an essential nutrient that can support immune system.

There is no scientific evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic or lemon (or other food items ) has protected people from the coronavirus.

MYTH 5 :

Applying cow dung or consuming cow urine can cure or prevent from coronavirus infection.

FACT :

There is no scientific evidence that cow dung or cow urine can cure from coronavirus infection.

MYTH 6 :

Antibiotics can prevent and treat the COVID-19.

FACT :

NO, antibiotics cannot treat the coronavirus. They are used to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. The Coronavirus strain – 2019-nCOV belongs to a large family of viruses and, hence antibiotics cannot be the preventive measure.

MYTH 7 :

By injecting, swallowing, bathing or rubbing bleach on the body, disinfectants or rubbing alcohols we can protect from coronavirus.

FACT :

Disinfectants, bleach and soap and water may be used to clean surfaces, it is an important prevention step in stopping the spread of coronavirus. Never attempt to self-treat or prevent COVID-19 by rubbing or bathing with bleach, disinfectants or rubbing alcohol anywhere on your body.

These products are highly toxic and should never be swallowed or injected into the body this may be harmful for the body.

MYTH 8 :

Drinking warm water and getting enough sunlight are effective in preventing from COVID-19.

FACT :

There is no evidence that the coronavirus can be killed at higher temperatures. Drinking warm water and getting enough sunlight have other health benefits but it is not helpful for COVID-19.

MYTH 9 :

Regularly rinsing nose with saline can help prevent coronavirus infection.

FACT :

NO, regularly rinsing nose with water, saline or any chemical cannot prevent from coronavirus infection. It help in getting quick relief from the common cold and prevent other respiratory infections.

MYTH 10 :

The coronavirus transmitted through mosquito bites.

FACT :

There is no evidence to prove that the coronavirus could be transmitted through mosquitoes bites. The coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads from one person to another which have some symptoms like coughs or sneezes.


To protect yourself, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with an alcohol-based sanitizers or wash with soap and water. Also avoid close contact with anyone who is suffering from coughing and sneezing.

MYTH 11 :

Putting sesame oil on skin kills the coronavirus or prevents them from entering the body.

FACT :

Sesame oil can’t kill or prevent from coronavirus. Few chemicals kill the coronavirus on surfaces include bleach/chlorine-based disinfectants, ether solvents, 75% ethanol, peracetic acid, and chloroform.

MYTH 12 :

Taking a hot bath can prevent from the coronavirus.

FACT :

Taking a hot bath will not prevent from coronavirus.
The normal temperature of body was around 36.5°C to 37°C. Taking a hot it bath with extremely hot water it can be harmful, as it can burn you.

MYTH 13 :

Hand dryers are effective in killing the coronavirus.

FACT :

Hand dryers are not effective in killing the coronavirus.Wash your hands with snatizers for 20 seconds.
After washing your hand you should dry them thoroughly by using
towels or a warm air dryer.

MYTH 14 :

Kids can’t get Coronavirus.

FACT :

Children can also get infected with coronavirus. Initial reports says that coronavirus can easily spread in children as well as adults.

MYTH 15 :

There is more risk in pregnancy.

FACT :

Pregnant women’s risk of illeness is the same as non pregnant womens.Coronavirus will not have any effect on the fetus. There is no evidence of virus transmission from mother to baby.

MYTH 16 :

The coronavirus was deliberately created by the people.

FACT :

Some sources suggest that the virus SARS-COV-2 was designed in laboratories of China and this pandemic is due to its leak by mistake.

The SARS-COV-2 is a virus that has been transmitted from a bat soup which was consumed by a human in China and got transmitted gradually to other individuals and it also closely resembles the two viruses MERS-COV and SARS-COV which are also found in bat.

MYTH 17 :

People who have coronavirus will die.

FACT :

The mortality rate of the disease is 3%. This means that out of every 100 people who suffer from corona virus, only 3 people are at risk of mortality. Also if you have a healthy immune system, you can most definately fight off the disease with the right care.

If you are under the attack of coronavirus, just focus on following your doctor taking good care of youself, maintain a healty diet and also wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

MYTH 18 :

Black people dont get coronavirus.

FACT :

This is not true. The coronavirus is not based on the colour.
Dr jenefer claude says that if people start believing this myth, they would ignore the symptoms of the disease and the situation would be worsened.

As a matter of fact, 10 african nations have been affected by COVID’19 with 100 cases . Egypt with 59 of those cases remains the most affected out of all.

MYTH 19 :

Cold weather and snow can kill the coronavirus.

FACT :

Cold weather and snow cannot kill the new coronavirus.
The normal temperature of human body was around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.

The most effective way to protect yourself against the coronavirus is by cleaning your hands with alcohol-based sanitizers or washing with soap and water.

MYTH 20 :

Eating non-vegetarian food isn’t safe for health.

FACT :

There is no evidence to support that the novel coronavirus (or any other virus for that matter) thrives and breeds on eggs, chicken, meat and seafood.

Just because the outbreak started from a meat market in Wuhan doesn’t mean you cannot eat non-vegetarian food or dairy items for as long as the infection persists. Make sure to cook the food thoroughly so that you kill the illness-causing viruses and germs.

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