Busting the Myths Around Coronavirus Outbreak – Everything You Should Know

Busting the Myths Around Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus sure is the new talk across the globe. While all of us stay quarantined into our homes amid the national lockdown, we often tend to scroll through our social feed which offers new solutions and perspectives to save ourselves from this global pandemic. But everything you see online on social channels is not always true. Most of this information is passed on without any source and concrete evidence behind it. Risking your life by following such techniques is not recommended at all.

Here, we will chuck off some of those myths and bogus information around the Coronavirus outbreak circling on the social platforms. Believe us, the below-mentioned information is backed by the researchers from the best health organisation across the world – WHO.

Myth & Facts About CoronaVirus Outbreak That You Must Know

Myth #1

Coronavirus cannot be transmitted in a hot and humid climate

Coronavirus-cannot-be-transmitted-in-a-hot-and-humid-climate

Fact #1

Coronavirus can be transmitted in all areas, including areas with hot and humid climate. There is no evidence as yet that Coronavirus is subject to get killed or cannot be transmitted in a particular climate.


Myth #2

Cold weather can kill Coronavirus

Cold-weather-can-kill-Coronavirus

Fact #2

Cold weather and snow cannot kill the Coronavirus. The normal human body temperature stays around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the weather and external temperature. Even if the weather outside is cold, your body temperature is enough to sustain this virus if contacted.


Myth #3

Taking hot baths will prevent you from catching COVID-19

Taking hot baths will prevent you from catching COVID-19

Fact #3

Taking hot baths will not prevent you from catching Coronavirus. In fact, extremely hot water can cause skin burns. These burns would only add on to deteriorate your condition.


Myth #4

Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites

Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites

Fact #4

There’s no information that confirms Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites. It spreads through droplets that are discharged when an infected person coughs and sneezes. These droplets are not airborne and can be found on surfaces.


Myth #5

Hand dryers are effective in killing Coronavirus

Hand dryers are effective in killing Coronavirus

Fact #5

Hand dryers are not effective in killing Coronavirus. This is another baseless claim doing rounds on the internet.


Myth #6

Ultraviolet disinfection lamps can kill Coronavirus

Ultraviolet disinfection lamps can kill Coronavirus

Fact #6

UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands as UV rays are deemed harmful. Exposure to UV radiation can further cause irritation.


Myth #7

Thermal Scanners are effective in detecting people with Coronavirus

Thermal Scanners are effective in detecting people with Coronavirus

Fact #7

Thermal scanners can detect people who have developed the virus but not those who have just been infected. It takes 2 – 10 days for the symptoms to appear. It is advised that if you begin to show symptoms of Coronavirus, consult a doctor immediately.


Myth #8

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body can kill Coronavirus

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body can kill Coronavirus

Fact #8

Do not spray alcohol and chlorine all over your body to kill the virus. There is no evidence, yet that alcohol and chlorine can the virus. Instead, it can prove to be harmful


Myth #9

Vaccines against pneumonia and rinsing your nose with saline can help prevent Coronavirus

Vaccines against pneumonia and rinsing your nose with saline can help prevent Coronavirus

Fact #9

Vaccines against pneumonia and rinsing your nose with saline cannot prevent Coronavirus


Myth #10

Coronavirus can only affect older people

Coronavirus can only affect older people

Fact #10

Coronavirus can infect people from all age groups and not just the elderly. People from all age groups whether it is children, adults, or elderly have equal chance of contacting Coronavirus.


Myth #11

Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating the new Coronavirus

Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating the new Coronavirus

Fact #11

Antibiotics work against bacteria but not viruses. Always consult your doctor before self-medicating.

So, stay aware, stay safe. Most importantly Stay at Home. Also, read about how to protect yourself from Covid 19.

A curious shutterbug, Niharika has a penchant for all things new. An ardent animal lover and a literature enthusiast, she loves writing fiction and creating her own world of words. Apart from her pure love for Maggi, her perseverance for doing things her way is something that defines her persona. She’s often found around the greens, gazing at the sky or cherishing music while at work.

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