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13+2 Misconceptions About Coronavirus

Several misconceptions regarding the coronavirus outbreak have come to light and ‘simple methods’ to prevent disease are widely known. Here are 15 of them published by World Health Organization (WHO).

Lack of information and accepting scientific hoaxes without any preconceptions might contribute to the spread of misconceptions. The publication of WHO collected these misconceptions representing danger to the public to invalidate the conclusion.

 

1. Cold weather and snow will NOT bring an end to coronavirus.

2. Hot bath will NOT prevent coronavirus.

3. Coronavirus can NOT be transmitted through mosquito bite.

4. Hand dryers will NOT eliminate the virus.

5. Do NOT use UV lamps to sanitize hands and other dermal surfaces.

6. Thermal scans can ONLY detect patients diagnosed with coronavirus showing febrile symptoms.

7. Spraying the whole body with alcohol and chlorine is NOT a good method to prevent the infection.

8. Preventive flu and pneumonia vaccinations will NOT protect you from getting infected with coronavirus.

9. Using saline water to rinse your sinuses will NOT prevent coronavirus.

10. Consuming garlic will NOT kill the virus.

11. Coronavirus can infect people in ANY age, but the elderly and those with chronic diseases are more at risk from a serious coronavirus infection.

12. Coronavirus can NOT be cured with antibiotics.

13. There is NO treatment so far to prevent or treat coronavirus.

13+1.: It is NOT true that drinking water every 15 minutes and gargling with saline water will prevent the infection.

13+2.: It is NOT true that ‘infection can be detected by breath retention’.

 

However, IT IS TRUE that washing your hands on a regular basis is one of the most effective preventions of getting infected. Washing hands will remove incidental virus contamination, thus reducing the risk of the infection by touching the eyes, mouth or nose.

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