In this article, I will tell you some most commonly told myths from some people. WHO has announced this coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic in February. However, various platforms are spreading multiple bits of information, confusing people and filling their heads with false information. The faster this fatal illness spreads, the faster the rumours spread.
Some Myths And Facts Which You Should Know About Coronavirus
Most people who get COVID-19 will have a mild form of the illness and will be able to recover at home, without needing hospital treatment. Stay home and call your local health authority for advice if you have any symptoms of COVID-19
1. Heat can stop coronavirus disease:-
Myth: Summer is said to help prevent the spread of this disease, and many people have started to trust that summer will save their lives from COVID 19.
Fact: Summer will not enable the sickness to end, according to the WHO. Many viruses cannot spread in the summer because heat weakens them; however, because this is a new virus, experts are doubtful about this idea.
2. 5G mobile networks spread coronavirus:-
Myth: COVID-19 can connect through 5G networks. However, in many areas where 5G networks do not exist, there are several examples of COVID 19.
Fact: When an infected person coughs or sneezes, COVID-19 spreads by respiratory droplets. By contacting a contaminated surface and immediately touching their eyes, nose, and face, people can become infected. As a result, it can be avoided by frequently washing hands and wearing masks to keep the droplets from leaving.
3. COVID 19 Kills:-
Myth: A person infected from COVID-19 will die.
Fact: More than deaths there are chances of recovery from this disease. Most of the people are surviving from the disease without any special care, only people with lung disease, kidney disorder, heart disease, and old age people are more susceptible to COVID-19. One who has recovered from this disease will not have the virus for their whole life.
4. Can ultraviolet lamps kill the virus?
Myth: UV kills COVID-19
Fact: UV lamps should not be used on your hands as it can cause you irritation.
5. Can a thermal scanner help detect the virus in your body?
Fact: A thermal scanner can detect a person who has grown a fever and is sick, these are the primary symptoms of this disease. However, asymptomatic people who are carrying this virus can not be detected by this gadget. The only way is to call your health care if you have any symptoms and get a test.
6. Can eating garlic help prevent this virus?
Fact: Eating garlic can be useful in preventing many bacteria however there is no evidence of this theory that can protect you against COVID 19.
7. Can spray alcohol all over your body kill the virus?
Fact: No, spraying alcohol all over your body will not help you to prevent this virus. It can be very harmful to your clothes as well as your skin. Alcohol and chlorine can be used to disinfect a surface, not your body.
8. Rinsing your nose can prevent this virus.
Fact: Rinsing your nose with saline will not help you to prevent it against COVID 19.
9. Are there any medicines to treat this disease?
Myth: Hydroxychloroquine is the medicine for COVID-19
Fact: No, there are no medicines yet which can treat this disease. Although scientists are working hard to get one. But still, now patients are treated with supportive treatment.
10. Are people living with HIV more likely to get seriously ill?
FACT: We are still learning about the risk of developing severe COVID-19 for people living with HIV. evidence suggests that people living with HIV have a higher risk, but less so than other health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, severe asthma, heart or lung problems, stroke, dementia or older age.
If you are living with HIV, the best way to stay healthy is to continue taking your antiretroviral treatment. This will keep your immune system strong, so you can deal with infections. If you are worried that you might have HIV, get tested so you can start treatment if you need it.
11. Should I use a strong disinfectant to clean my hands and body to protect myself from COVID-19?
FACT: You shouldn’t use strong disinfectant to clean your body. Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water or rubbing an alcohol-based sanitizer on them will stop the virus from being passed on. Using stronger chemicals on your skin can be dangerous. Never drink disinfectant or hand sanitizer as this can do serious damage.
12. Can drinking alcohol cure or prevent COVID-19?
FACT: Drinking alcohol doesn’t cure or prevent COVID-19. In fact, drinking alcohol can weaken your immune system. It’s recommended that adults limit their alcohol intake to stay healthy.
Drinking high strength ethanol, as found in some cleaning products or hand sanitizers, can be very dangerous. You must not consume these products. They will not protect you from COVID-19 and instead drinking these products could cause disability or death.
14.Myth: Consuming alcohol can protect from
Fact: Drinking alcohol DOES NOT kill the virus.
Losing smell and taste are symptoms of COVID-19.
FACT: As doctors learn more about coronavirus, the list of potential symptoms associated with COVID-19 grow. The initial symptoms listed by the CDC were fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Since then, the CDC has expanded the list of symptoms to include chills, “It is important to remember that a number of upper-respiratory illnesses lead to loss of taste and smell, including sinusitis and bronchitis,” says Dr Segal-Maurer. But being aware of all these symptoms will help protect you and those around you.
Products with misleading claims
The retail giant, Amazon, stepped in when sales of items that were promised to treat or even cure COVID-19 started to appear on its site.
“Products that make medical marketing claims may not be legally marketed in the US without prior review and approval by the Food & Drug Administration. Amazon policy prohibits the listing or sale of products that are marketed as unapproved or unregistered medical devices,” the company said.