Myths about coronavirus: Myths and facts about COVID-19

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Myths about coronavirus – The corona virus that started spreading from China has caused many deaths throughout the world. The number of people infected from coronavirus is increasing day by day. The virus has affected people in India, the United States, Thailand, Tibet, Japan, China, Europe, Mongolia and many other countries.

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With the spread of the disease, spread the rumors too. Here are some myths about coronavirus that you must be aware of.

Myths about coronavirus – Facts and myths about COVID-19

COVID-19 virus cannot be transmitted in hot and humid areas

Study found that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in all areas, including hot and humid areas. You need to take special care of yourself if you live in an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by cleaning/washing/sanitizing your hands frequently. By doing this you can avoid viruses to enter your body through your eyes, mouth, and nose.

Taking a hot bath does not prevent the coronavirus

The normal body temperature remains is between 36.5°C to 37°C even after a bath or shower. So, taking a hot bath cannot prevent you from COVID-19.

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The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites

To date, no evidence says that the new coronavirus could be spread by mosquitoes. The coronavirus spreads through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.

Do hand dryers kill the new coronavirus?

There is no clinical study to prove this, hence, hand dryers cannot be considered enough to kill the coronavirus. To protect yourself, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub and once your hands are cleaned, dry them with paper towels.

Spraying alcohol all over your body kill the new coronavirus

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill coronaviruses that have already entered your body. So, spraying these things can be harmful to clothes or your eyes or mouth.

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Rinsing your nose with saline can prevent you from coronavirus

Rinsing the nose with saline can help people recover quickly from the common cold but no study has shown that it can prevent you from coronavirus.

Eating garlic can prevent you from contracting coronavirus

Garlic is a healthy food that has antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence that says eating garlic can protect you from coronavirus.

Face masks can save you against coronavirus

Face masks can definitely help in protecting you from getting infected with coronavirus. But they also do not have a 100% guarantee of protection. Using face masks will still help you in catching the virus easily when someone coughs or sneezes.

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Coronavirus affect older people more?

People of all ages are infected by the new coronavirus. Older people with medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) are more vulnerable as they also have weak immunity. People are advised to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, i.e. good hand hygiene and maintaining good respiratory hygiene. It is also advised to keep older people in isolation to protect them from catching the virus.

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