Myths and Facts about COVID-19

There are many myths and false thoughts about the new Corona Virus (COVID-19), here we list some accurate and approved facts:

  1. Exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C degrees DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  2. People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
  3. You can recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Catching the new coronavirus DOES NOT mean you will have it for life.
  4. The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.
  5. To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
  6. There is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus
  7. Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease.
  8. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.
  9. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus.
  10. Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.
  11. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body.
  12. COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
  13. Thermal scanners cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever.
  14. Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus.
  15. Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease.
  16. UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
  17. The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
  18. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the new coronavirus.
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