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Myths vs Facts

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Myths vs Facts

Myth: COVID-19 cannot be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
Fact: COVID-19 can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, regardless of climate.


Myth: Cold weather and snow can kill COVID-19.
Fact: There is no indication that cold temperatures can kill COVID-19. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.

Myth: Taking a hot bath prevents COVID-19.
Fact:  Normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you.

Myth: Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites.
Fact: There is no evidence to suggest that mosquitoes can transmit the virus. Coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

Myth: Hand dryers effective in killing COVID-19.
Fact: Hand dryers are not effective in killing the virus.

Myth: An ultraviolet lamp can kill COVID-19?
Fact: UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.

Myth: Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body can kill COVID-19.
Fact: Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to your mucous membranes.

Myths: Pets can spread COVID-19.
Fact: At present, there is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with Coronavirus.

Myth: Vaccines for pneumonia protect you against Coronavirus?
Fact: Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against COVID-19.
The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine.

Myth: Regularly rinsing your nose with saline can help prevent COVID-19 infection.
Fact: There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from Coronavirus infection.

Myth: Eating garlic can help prevent COVID-19 infection.
Fact: Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the Coronavirus.

Myth: Only the elderly can contract COVID-19.
Fact: People of all ages can be infected by COVID-19. But older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions, appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Myth: Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating COVID-19.
Fact: Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.

Myth: There are medicines to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Fact: To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat COVID-19.

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