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Coronavirus Myths

Coronavirus Myths

1. Spraying Alcohol Or Chlorine To Kill The Virus In The Body

Alcohol and chlorine cannot kill the virus within the body. Applying these products onto the body might be harmful especially if it enters your mouth or eyes. The can be used to disinfect surfaces. 

2. Young People And Older Adults Are Only At Risk 

The coronavirus disease can infect people of any age. Nevertheless, older people and those with underlying health conditions are more likely to become severely ill. 

3. Children Will Not Be Infected

All age groups can contract the coronavirus. So far, most cases have been in adults but children are not immune. 

4. Coronavirus Disease Is Just Like The Flu 

The COVID-19 does have symptoms the same as fly and both flu and COVID-19 can be in rare cases, fatal, severe, or mild. Also, both can lead to pneumonia. 

5. Everyone With COVID-19 Dies

This is not true because COVID-19 is only fatal for a small percentage of people. 

6. Dogs And Cats Spread Coronavirus

There are some reports that dogs and cats were infected with the virus. In most cases, they become sick after having close contact with an individual with COVID-19. 

7. Face Masks Always Protect Against Coronavirus 

Face masks are used by healthcare professionals to protect themselves from infection. Cloth and disposable masks may protect against droplets but not with aerosolized particles. It is recommended that all people must wear masks especially in public places and where it is not possible to practice social distancing. Wearing face masks will help slow the spread of the virus from asymptomatic people and those who do not know that they have the virus. When wearing a mask, it is important to continue with other precautions such as not touching your eyes or face. 

8. Hand Dryers Kill Coronavirus 

These do not kill the virus. The best way to protect yourself and others is to wash the hands often for at least 20 seconds. 

9. Being With Someone For 10 Minutes Can Catch The Virus 

The more likely they are to catch the virus if they with the person for a longer period. However, it is still possible to catch the virus under 10 minutes. 

10. Rinsing The Nose With Saline 

There is no strong indication to recommend that it protects against respiratory infections. Some researchers recommend that this method may lessen symptoms of acute respiratory. However, scientists haven’t established that it can lessen the risk of infection. 

11. Antibiotics Kill Coronavirus

They do not kill viruses, they kill bacteria. 

12. Garlic Protects Against Coronavirus

For some, garlic can slow the growth of some species of bacteria. However, there is no evidence that it can protect people from the coronavirus. 

13. The Virus Dies When The Temperature Is High

Various viruses such as flu or colds can spread easily in cold weather but that doesn’t mean that they stop totally when the condition becomes milder. 

14. Coronavirus As A Deadliest Virus 

Although coronavirus seems to be more severe than influenza, it is not the deadliest virus that people have faced. Ebola virus has higher mortality rates.