6 Coronavirus Claims: Myth or Fact?

FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

In an age where misinformation is often circled around social media and in real life, it is likely that we come across weird statements on how to avoid the dreaded Covid-19 virus.

As word of mouth travels fast, several outrageous claims have surfaced that will supposing “help” with avoiding it such as drinking hot water or drinking bleach. It is important to understand that none of the following methods in any way makes one immune to the virus.

1) MYTH: Covid-19 only infects older people

MYTH! Both the old and young generation are susceptible to being infected by the coronavirus. However, both old and young people with pre-exsiting medical conditions are more vulnerable to become severely ill with the virus. 

2) MYTH: Garlic helps with preventing Covid-19

MYTH! As healthy as it may seem, garlic has antimicrobial properties but is no evidence that it has protected people form the coronavirus. Eating Garlic doesn’t help with preventing coronavirus infections.

3) MYTH: Extreme weather conditions kill the Covid-19 virus

MYTH! There is no reason to believe that extremely cold or hot weather can kill the coronavirus. The virus can spread in both humid climates and cold climates as well, regardless.

4) FACT: Prolonged use of medical masks does not cause oxygen deficiency

FACT! Although uncomfortable, prolonged use of a face masks do not cause a lack of oxygen or CO2 intoxication.

5) FACT: Most people who get Covid-19 recover from it

FACT! Most people who are infect by it have mild or moderate symptoms and can recover. If you have early symptoms, seek medical care early by calling you rlocal health faacility by phone first.

6) FACT: Drinking alcohol does not protect you against Covid-19

FACT! Irrational alcohol intake increases your risk of health problems instead of solving the coronavirus issue. 

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