Coronavirus is spreading like wild fire across the Globe. Coronavirus has claimed 2,158 lives in Italy, more than 800 lives in Iran and 342 lives in Spain. Europe is now the epicenter of the epidemic. Many cities are in lockdown.
Back home in India there are 126 cases and 3 fatalities to the dreaded coronavirus. Just as the coronavirus spreads, so do the myths. Let’s take a look at common misconceptions on coronavirus.
1. Dogs spread coronavirus:
A dog in Hong Kong tested positive for the coronavirus and this myth began. WHO says, dogs don’t spread this virus. They are susceptible to the Coronavirus family, but luckily for humans, not this particular strain.
2. Vitamin C cures coronavirus
Well, the COVID-19 has no cure and Vitamin C certainly doesn’t cure the coronavirus. The medicines and antibiotics used to cure SARS don’t work either. There are currently no targeted antiviral medicines for COVID-19.
3. Homeopathy, Ayurveda and herbal medicines stop coronavirus
Well, there is no scientific backing to say that Homeopathy, Ayurveda and herbal medicines stop the dreaded coronavirus. Nor does traditional Chinese medicine work either.
4. Summer slows the coronavirus
Viruses from the SARS and MERS family survive better in winter without a doubt. However, there is no definite proof that COVID-19 would behave in the same way. Not much is known of the Coronavirus and it may well survive the hot and humid summers.
5. Drinking hot water kills the coronavirus
Drinking hot water does reduce cough, headache, fever and sore throat. Drinking hot water won’t cure you from the coronavirus, nor will a hot water bath. This is because your body temperature stays at an average 36.5 degree Celsius to 37 degree Celsius irrespective of bath temperature. Yes, eating garlic doesn’t prevent the infection either.
6. Hand dryer kills the coronavirus
Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to keep coronavirus away. Hand sanitizers with more than 60% alcohol may also be used. The hand dryer cannot stop the coronavirus.
7. Coronavirus affects only the old
Older people are definitely more susceptible than the younger ones. However, if you have pre-existing conditions like diabetes, liver and kidney problems, heart ailments or smoke heavily, you are susceptible to the coronavirus. Younger people who are infected display mild symptoms. However, if they don’t quarantine or maintain social distance, other people could get infected.
8. Eating meat may cause coronavirus
Avoiding chicken, mutton or seafood doesn’t keep you safe from the coronavirus. So, avoiding the consumption of meat doesn’t keep you safe. Coronavirus spreads if you come in contact with respiratory droplets of a person infected with the coronavirus.
Not happy with a product or service? Just visit IndianMoney.com’s complaint portal IamCheated.com and post your issue. We’ll get in touch with the concerned entity and help you with the resolution. With an aim to spread awareness on fraudulent activities, we publish articles and videos on a regular basis. You can also publish reviews about companies on IamCheated.com.