Know Important Myths and facts of Coronavirus Outbreak

MYTH

COVID-19 cannot be transmitted in Hot and Humid climate

FACT

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

MYTH

COVID-19 virus cannot be killed in Cold Weather

FACT

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

MYTH

You can’t recover from coronavirus

FACT

You can recover from coronavirus, if they immediately take 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 for clothes, eyes or mouth.

Recommendation: Take proper guidance from doctors.

MYTH

Can food like garlic, ginger, neem, tulsi, turmeric etc help prevent getting 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 the people with any existing medical conditions.

Recommendation: WHO advises to take 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.

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

MYTH

Animal-based products like meat, fish, etc can spread coronavirus

FACT

Coronavirus can only spread via human to human contact. No non-veg food can spread of coronavirus. The non-veg food or dairy products makes your immunity strong and are driven from healthy animals.

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: www.who.int