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Truth and Myths about COVID-19

Truth and Myths about COVID-19

With so much of information available for the COVID-19 coronavirus, it becomes difficult to determine the truth or fact. To bring the people out of confusion, here are some of the important facts you must know and myths to avoid.

  • Myth: There is Vaccine to cure COVID-19Truth: No, there’s no vaccine developed to cure COVID-19. Scientists from all over the world are working day and night on it, but developing a vaccine which is completely safe and effective in human beings will still take some more months.
  • Myth: You can be protected from COVID-19 by gargling with bleach, or taking acetic acid or salt water, ethanol or other substances.Truth: None of the last stated recommendations can save you to combat against COVID-19, moreover some of these practices might be dangerous for the human body.Let’s check out the best ways to stay protected from coronavirus:

    Wash your hands using soap or hot water more frequently and thoroughly.

    Avoid close or prolonged contact with the people who are sneezing, sick or coughing.

    Try to avoid spreading your own germs – by coughing into your elbow and staying at home when you feel unwell.

  • Myth: Shopping or buying products from China will make a person affected from Covid-19.Truth: There’s a lot to know more about the coronavirus and the researchers are working to learn more about how it infects people.Scientists says that most viruses such as COVID-19 do not live for very long on the surfaces, so it is not like that one can get affected by COVID-19 from a package that was shipped few days back or so.

    It is most likely to get transmitted by droplets from a person who is affected and sneezes or coughs, but there’s still more information to come.

  • Myth: Wear face mask to protect yourself from COVID-19.Truth: Some respirators such as the N95 (tight-fitted ones) can protect people who are working at health care centers as their job demands taking care of the infected patients.But as far as the general public is concerned – without respiratory illness, using lightweight disposable masks is not so recommended. Reason being such masks don’t fit perfectly according to the mouth, and sometimes they might allow tiny infected droplets to enter into the mouth, nose or even eyes.

    Also, the people with the virus who somehow touch their face under a mask might get infected.

  • Myth: Vaccines against pneumonia can protect you against COVID-19Truth: No, this is not the truth as vaccines used against pneumonia do not provide defense against the COVID-19.Coronavirus is very new and different and it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying their best to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, and have full support from WHO.