Know Important Myths and Facts of Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus Outbreak: Important Myths and Facts  

MYTH
COVID-19 Coronavirus cannot be transmitted in a Hot and Humid climate.

FACT
The new coronavirus can be transmitted in all areas regardless of the Hot, Humid, or Cold climates.
The cases till now suggest that this outbreak spreads despite the climate or weather.

WHO Recommendation: Wash your hands frequently if you touch anything then it becomes crucial to wash or sanitize hands to eliminate a virus that may be on your hands, fingers, nails, and refrain by touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

MYTH
COVID-19 virus cannot be killed in Cold Weather.

FACT
There is no confirmed reason to rely on which weather can kill this virus.

MYTH
You can’t recover from coronavirus.

FACT
You can recover from coronavirus if you immediately take the necessary steps and guidance required to treat the disease.

MYTH
Spraying alcohol protect you from the coronavirus disease.

FACT
No, spraying alcohol cannot protect a person from getting infected from coronavirus, if the virus has already entered the body. But the alcohol can be harmful to clothes, eyes or mouth.

WHO Recommendation: Take proper guidance from doctors.

MYTH
Can food like garlic, ginger, neem, tulsi, turmeric etc help prevent getting an infection with the new coronavirus?

FACT
Garlic, ginger, tulsi etc have anti-bacterial properties and also, make the immune system strong which can further help in fighting the disease to an extent. However, there is no such evidence that eating these foods has saved or protected people from the disease.

MYTH
This virus affects only older people.

FACT
The virus is infectious for any age group, no matter if the person is old, young or a child. However, the virus is vulnerable for older people and people with any existing medical conditions.

WHO Recommendation: WHO advises taking necessary precautions like good hand hygiene.

MYTH
A vaccine to cure new coronavirus is available.

FACT
There is no specific vaccine available to prevent or cure the new coronavirus.

WHO Recommendation: WHO is doing some research and development to cure specific treatment.

Observation & Recommendation

People can be a real hero who can protect the country from any problem that arises in the nation worldwide. One just needs to follow the instructions and guidance of the government and doctors during this pandemic. Doctors and the government are working hard to cure the disease and make every citizen fit and healthy.

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