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CORONA

MYTH – BUSTERS

  1. Exposing yourself to sun or high temperatures doesn’t prevent CORONA virus disease – disease is seen even in countries with hot climate.
  2. You can recover from CORONA virus disease and virus gets eliminated from your body as you recover.
  3. Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOESN’T mean you are free from CORONA virus disease. Laboratory testing is the only way to confirm the disease.
  4. Drinking alcohol doesn’t protect you from CORONA virus.
  5. Cold weather and snow doesn’t kill or help the spread of disease.
  6. Hot bath doesn’t prevent CORONA virus disease.
  7. Mosquito bites doesn’t spread CORONA virus.
  8. Hand dryers are not effective in killing CORONA virus.
  9. UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin-it can cause skin irritation.
  10. Thermal scanners only detect fever and not CORONA virus disease.
  11. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body will not kill viruses that have already entered body.
  12. Vaccines against pneumonia such as pneumococcal vaccine or haemophilus influenza type B vaccine do not provide any protection against CORONA virus disease.
  13. Regularly rinsing nose with saline will not help prevent CORONA virus infection.
  14. Eating garlic has no evidence to protect from CORONA virus infection.
  15. CORONA virus infection affects all age groups but older people with pre-existing medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
  16. Antibiotics are effective only against bacteria and not against viruses.
  17. No specific medicine till date is recommended to prevent or treat CORONA virus infection.

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