• 23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus
  • 1. Hot And Humid Climates Kill The Virus
  • 2. Consuming Eggs And Chicken Spreads COVID-19
  • 3. Cold Weather And Snow Cannot Kill Coronavirus
  • 4. Hot Bath/Shower Does Not Prevent Coronavirus
  • 5. Products Coming From China Can Infect You
  • 6. Can It Be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bite
  • 7. Lab In Wuhan Created The Outbreak
  • 8. Hand Dryers Can Effectively Kill The Virus
  • 9. Do Ultraviolet Disinfection Lamp Help
  • 10. Yoga Is The Cure
  • 11. Thermal Scanners
  • 12. Bat Soup/Snakes Started The Virus
  • 13. Can Spraying Alcohol Or Chlorine Over Your Body Help
  • 14. Using Cow Dung And Cow Urine Can Cure The Virus
  • 15. Would Vaccination Help?
  • 16. Ayurveda, homeopathy Or Herbal Medicines Can Assist
  • 17. Pets Can Spread The Disease
  • 18. Rinsing Your Nose with Saline
  • 19. Consuming Garlic and Onion
  • 20. Elderly And Children More Prone To The Virus
  • 21. Corona Beer Leads To Coronavirus
  • 22. Antibiotics
  • 23. Vitamin C Helps Cure The Virus
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23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

A mass of fabrication has enclosing the topic as the global pandemic of Covid-19 had taken over the world by storm. Some of these conspiracies and myths have been addressed in this feature
23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus
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As Covid-19 became a global pandemic, the information about it started spreading everywhere. Some true, some misleading. We still don't know a lot about coronavirus. Doctors, researchers, and scientists are working on this virus trying their best to learn something new every single day. From how the virus spreads and works to how it's transmitted to finding a cure.

We know the do's and the don'ts, basic things to prevent coronavirus, the way to strengthen our immunity, social distancing, and physical exercises to self-isolation. We know the primary things but as we stay home, more questions arise about safety as how to sanitize things and disinfect our homes. 

Information plays an essential role but learning the facts and debunking myths is what will keep us healthy, fit and safe. Trust source like WHO. Government Officials, The United Nations (UN), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, provide authentic information which is the need of the hour. 

Myths and false information during the crisis only add on to the trouble. An ideal way to deal during this time is to cross-check information. In order to prevent the same here's a list of myth-buster from official sources like WHO, UN, Government of India and many more. 

Here are 23 facts that will debunk the myths and answer all your questions:

 

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23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

1. Hot And Humid Climates Kill The Virus

1. Hot And Humid Climates Kill The Virus
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Doesn't matter what area you live in, COVID-19 can be transmitted in all kind of areas. Be it hot or humid climate make sure you have adopted protective measures.

Keep washing your hands with soap and water or sanitize regularly. Avoid touching your face to stay away from infection.

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

2. Consuming Eggs And Chicken Spreads COVID-19

2. Consuming Eggs And Chicken Spreads COVID-19
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Many of us have stopped the consumption of meat and egg under the assumption that it spreads the virus. Scientists are yet to discover if there is any relation between the two.

However, avoid eating animals that have died of any disease. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

3. Cold Weather And Snow Cannot Kill Coronavirus

3. Cold Weather And Snow Cannot Kill Coronavirus
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There are messaging going around that cold weather can kill the virus. Let's clear it for once and for all, no evidence has come to light that proves aforesaid.

The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, no matter what the external temperature or weather is. The only way to get rid of germs and viruses is by keeping your hands clean.

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

4. Hot Bath/Shower Does Not Prevent Coronavirus

4. Hot Bath/Shower Does Not Prevent Coronavirus
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Do you think the one suffering from coronavirus would not have taken a hot bath? Hot water on your body surely does not safeguard you from the virus.

As mentioned before, our body temperature remains constant. Anything extremely hot can burn you, be it soup or water. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

5. Products Coming From China Can Infect You

5. Products Coming From China Can Infect You
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This virus cannot last long on packages and letters so it is safe to use products from China, says WHO.

However, in case you still fear, sanitize the product before using it. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

6. Can It Be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bite

6. Can It Be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bite
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There is no evidence that supports the theory that mosquito bites can spread coronavirus. So close your eyes and ears and do not believe whatever is being shared.

As it is a respiratory virus when you sneeze or cough, the droplet generated via it can spread the disease. So when coughing or sneezing, make sure you cover your mouth with a napkin or tissue or you cough inside your elbow. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

7. Lab In Wuhan Created The Outbreak

7. Lab In Wuhan Created The Outbreak
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This news has been doing round for a while now. As the number of cases increased, a rumor started that a Chinese lab near the Wuhan market was working on a secret bioweapon that accidentally got leaked and led to this. However, this ain't true.

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

8. Hand Dryers Can Effectively Kill The Virus

8. Hand Dryers Can Effectively Kill The Virus
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Hand dryers are not effective in killing COVID-19. The only use of dryers here is to dry your hands after washing your hands using soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

9. Do Ultraviolet Disinfection Lamp Help

9. Do Ultraviolet Disinfection Lamp Help
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It surely won't kill any pandemic but will certainly give you skin irritation. Looking at the present scenario, none of us want to end up with another issue. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

10. Yoga Is The Cure

10. Yoga Is The Cure
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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath might be right about a lot of things but claiming that Yoga can cure coronavirus is not one of them. It does help you in living a healthy life but curing the virus is not one of its chores.

 

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23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

11. Thermal Scanners

11. Thermal Scanners
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Thermal scanners are obviously effective but only in detecting people with fever. However, if someone is infected and not down with fever, yet the machine cannot detect anything.

The reason behind it is that it takes 2-10 days before people who are already infected with the virus start showing symptoms. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

12. Bat Soup/Snakes Started The Virus

12. Bat Soup/Snakes Started The Virus
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Remember that video of a Chinese woman consuming bat soup that went viral claiming Covid-19 spreads through bats? Well, it's almost a four-year-old video. It's true that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was passed on from bats but nothing links bats or snakes to the virus yet. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

13. Can Spraying Alcohol Or Chlorine Over Your Body Help

13. Can Spraying Alcohol Or Chlorine Over Your Body Help
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If the virus has already entered your body, no matter what you do, the damage is already done. Spraying alcohol or chlorine might act harmful if it comes in contact with your eyes or mouth.

However, both are great as a disinfectant to clean house surfaces but be aware of the quantity as it is flammable. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

14. Using Cow Dung And Cow Urine Can Cure The Virus

14. Using Cow Dung And Cow Urine Can Cure The Virus
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While many claim that cow urine can cure many problems coronavirus isn't one of them.

Indian politician, Suman Haripriya recently commented that cow dung and urine can cure coronavirus. It's simply not true.

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

15. Would Vaccination Help?

15. Would Vaccination Help?
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No cure or vaccination has been developed for it, yet. Scientists and researchers are still working towards it. Though no vaccination will cure you of coronavirus, a vaccine against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

16. Ayurveda, homeopathy Or Herbal Medicines Can Assist

16. Ayurveda, homeopathy Or Herbal Medicines Can Assist
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AYUSH, a division in the Government of India has released some suggestion that talks about precautionary measures but scientists and researchers still have not said that Ayurveda, homeopathy and any other herbal medicines can treat you with this virus. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

17. Pets Can Spread The Disease

17. Pets Can Spread The Disease
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WHO has stated that dogs cannot contain or transmit this disease as with the cows and birds are also immune to this disease.

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

18. Rinsing Your Nose with Saline

18. Rinsing Your Nose with Saline
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There is no evidence supporting this claim. It is true that rinsing your nose with Saline you recover quickly from common cold, but not against the virus. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

19. Consuming Garlic and Onion

19. Consuming Garlic and Onion
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Garlic is healthy food and studies claim it has antimicrobial properties that help in building your immunity. But nothing proves that eating garlic or onion can cure this outbreak. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

20. Elderly And Children More Prone To The Virus

20. Elderly And Children More Prone To The Virus
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The virus is not age specific. It can happen to anyone and everyone. However, older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) are more vulnerable to it. 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

21. Corona Beer Leads To Coronavirus

21. Corona Beer Leads To Coronavirus
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Well, this proves the Internet is indeed a funny place. Corona beer cannot infect you. The only similarity the two share, is the term “Corona”. 

 

23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

22. Antibiotics

22. Antibiotics
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23 Facts That Will Deflate All the Myths about Coronavirus

23. Vitamin C Helps Cure The Virus

23. Vitamin C Helps Cure The Virus
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Vitamin C is a great supplement to build immunity but nothing proves that it can cure the virus. There is no medicine or treatment launched yet. 

 

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