Myth Busters on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) by WHO

Bathing with hot water does not prevent the new coronavirus disease

A normal person’s body temperature remains about 36.5 to 37°C and the temperature of your bath doesn’t matter in any way. In the matter of fact, an extremely hot bath can affect in a reverse manner, it could burn your skin. Hot bathing is not effective in prevention from the new coronavirus. The best way to stay prevented is to keep washing your hands regularly and avoid touching your face repeatedly.

Hot and humid climates cannot prevent the new coronavirus disease

Considering the evidence so far, it has been reported that COVID-19 can be transmitted in any area irrespective of the weather and climatic conditions of that area. So, avoid spreading the myth about it. The best way to stay prevented is to keep washing your hands regularly and avoid touching your face repeatedly.

Snow and cold weather cannot prevent the new coronavirus disease

There is no possible way that this virus can be prevented in cold areas. Temperature, weather and climatic conditions do not matter for the coronavirus. The best way to stay prevented is to keep washing your hands regularly and avoid touching your face repeatedly.

Hand dryers have no effect in prevention from this virus

Hand dryers are not effective in prevention from the new coronavirus. To stay prevented, use alcohol-based sanitizers to clean your hands. Additionally, you can use hand wash to clean your hands and for drying, you can use towels or warm air dryers. Do not touch your face and avoid rubbing your eyes, nose, and ears.

Coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites

There is no evidence to date that could support the transmission of coronavirus through mosquito bites. This is a respiratory virus that is primarily transmitted through the droplets generated by the sneezes and coughs of the infected person. To stay prevented, avoid close contact with humans. Regularly wash your hands and keep clean.

UV disinfectant lamps must be avoided

UV disinfectants have no effect on the new coronavirus. Instead, its usage must be avoided as these lamps could cause skin irritation.

Are the thermal scanners really effective in detecting coronavirus infected people?

The answer is yes. The thermal scanners can detect the people who are infected with coronavirus and have high body temperature (fever) than usual. However, it cannot make a difference between the people who are infected and the people who have the usual fever.

Pneumonia vaccines do not play any role in protecting you from coronavirus

The answer is No. Any vaccine for pneumonia is not effective in prevention from the new coronavirus. This virus is so new and novel that no present vaccine works on it. Scientists and researchers are constantly working to develop a vaccine for this virus.

Will spraying or bathing with alcohol help fight against coronavirus?

 

The answer is No. Alcohol cannot kill the coronavirus. Instead, the spraying of alcohol will harm your skin, eyes, and mouth. Avoid following these rumors. To stay safe, use alcohol-based sanitizers to clean your hands. Avoid close contact with humans.

Does eating garlic will help to stay protected from coronavirus?

No. This is just a rumor. There is no evidence that garlic consumption would help in its prevention. To stay prevented, use alcohol-based sanitizers to clean your hands. Avoid close contact with humans.

Does coronavirus affect old age people more than younger ones?

Old age people and people with pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable and an easy target for the coronavirus. It does not mean that young ones may not get affected. Avoid believing unconceivable myths. The best way to stay prevented is to keep washing your hands regularly and avoid touching your face repeatedly.

Antibiotics have no effect in preventing or treating the new coronavirus

No. Antibiotics do not affect any virus but bacteria. In the case of coronavirus, antibiotics do not have any proven effects. Thus, unnecessary usage of antibiotics must be avoided. To stay prevented, use alcohol-based sanitizers to clean your hands. Avoid close contact with humans.

Is there any specific medicine to treat this deadly virus?

To the date, there is no vaccine developed but the researchers and scientists are constantly working on it and trying to develop a vaccine that could effectively fight coronavirus.

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