Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Coronavirus
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*credit World Health Organization
Myths vs Facts
Myth: COVID-19 cannot be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
Fact: COVID-19 can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, regardless of climate.
Fact: Hand dryers are not effective in killing the virus.
Fact: UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
Fact: Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to your mucous membranes.
Fact: At present, there is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with Coronavirus.
Fact: Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against COVID-19.
The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine.
Fact: There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from Coronavirus infection.
Fact: Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the Coronavirus.
Fact: People of all ages can be infected by COVID-19. But older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions, appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
Fact: Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.
Fact: To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat COVID-19.