[FYI] 30 Myths Fake And Facts About Coronavirus
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30 Myths, Fake And Facts
1 – Coronavirus can cause death
2 – Coronavirus is most dangerous virus
3 – Wearing Mask protect from corona virus
4 – Coronavirus came from Bat soup
5 – One can be affected with Coronavirus by a package sent from China
6 – Closing borders can stop the spread of the virus
7 – Chinese people get coronavirus
8 – Virus affect only older people
9 – The corona virus is same as SARC
10 – Coronavirus has something to do with Corona Beer
11 – My pet could give me the virus
12 – Coronavirus was deliberately created or released
13 – Antibiotic prevent and treat the virus
14 – Hand Dryers effective in Coronavirus
15 – An ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus
16 – Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus
17 – Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus
18 – Vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus
19 – Regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus
20 – Eating garlic or drinking garlic boiled water help prevent infection with the new coronavirus
21 – Putting on sesame oil block the new coronavirus from entering the body
22 – There are specific medicines to prevent and treat the new coronavirus
23 – Coronavirus found in Chicken
24 – China Seeking Court Approval To Kill Corona Virus Patients
25 – The Corona Virus Source Is Found In Hubei China
26 – Chinese People Start Converting To Islam
27 – Chinese Government Shooting Corona Virus Infected People, Almost 45000 Killed
28 – Pigs are being destroyed by the Chinese government to control the diseases. It may be Corona and any other disease
29 – India developed a treatment for Coronavirus
30 – Marijuana Kills Coronavirus
Verification: 30 Myths, Fakes and Facts About New Coronavirus
More Fear, More Chaos
The panic and fear make it worse. Confusions are created amongst people. Understanding the disease may be helpful to tackle it in the right way. Let’s check out myths and facts regarding coronavirus.
Coronavirus Myths and Facts
1 – Coronavirus will cause death:
It is not true. According to data, Its a mild viral infection, 2% fatality rate,185-20% can be critical, 2%are already admitted to hospital and have a 98% chances of surviving: Read more
2 – Coronavirus is the most dangerous virus:
Other viruses like EBOLA have higher fatality rate associated with it. People don’t generally report recovery. It can very the data about the epidemic disease.
3 – Wearing Mask protects from Coronavirus:
It has to be the right kind of mask and should be worn properly. There are two kinds of Masks. One that the general people wear and the one that health care, people, wear. N 95 mask is a respirator, it can filter particles that are airborne with 95% efficacy. it needs to have a perfect seal. The mask is for those infected with the coronavirus and not for healthy people. Washing hands often is recommended.
4 – Coronavirus came from Bat soup:
No, the virus did not come from Bat soup. Transmission is through droplet spread or with close contact with coronavirus affected person. A Chinese celebrity vlogger Wang Mengyun broke her silence on the clip, which has been viewed by millions of people, in a long post to her website after she was inundated with abuse, including death threats: Read more
5 – One can be affected with Coronavirus by a package sent from China:
It depends on the time when the package was packaging and delivery. Yes, it is safe. People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting the new Coronavirus. From the previous analysis, it is understood that Coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages. The virus may not survive outside the human body for a longer time.
6 – Closing borders can stop the spread of the virus:
Closing borders can prevent spread of infection if the country is already free from infections inside its borders. Many countries have instituted a travel ban to areas of high incidence.
These type of respiratory viruses do not care about borders. It is not anyone’s fault, its the nature of the virus itself to spread. Better to avoid unnecessary travel to Mainland China as its epicentre to the virus and a lot of community transmission.
7 – Only Chinese people get Coronavirus:
It started in China. It can be anywhere. Infectious diseases do not follow any boundary limits.
8 – Virus affect only older people:
Not exactly but to some extent yes. It can affect children, young and old. People of all ages can be infected by the new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
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9 – The Coronavirus is same as SARC:
The official name of Coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2 signifying that its a coronavirus (CoV) that causes infectious respiratory disease. There are 3 Coronaviruses known to cause severe infections – SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and now SARS-CoV-2. The disease that SARS-CoV-2 causes has been named COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease of 2019).
10 – Coronavirus has something to do with Corona Beer:
Corona Beer won’t prevent from virus or give you either.
11 – My pet could give me the virus:
Take good care of your pets. At present, there is no evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets.
12 – Coronavirus was deliberately created or released:
Infectious diseases can be caused by the number of factors in the environment. This is natural in the environment. Climate change, ecological factor, agricultural factor human behaviour could be the reason for the outbreak. Science is still way behind to do so and create such viruses, its nature that does so.
13 – Antibiotic prevent and treat the virus:
Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections. For the virus, antiviral is used. The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.
14 – Hand Dryers effective in Coronavirus:
No, Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-New Coronavirus. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.
15 – An ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus:
UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
16 – Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus:
Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.
17 – Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus:
No, Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.
18 – Vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus:
No, Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not protect against the new coronavirus.
The virus is so new and different that it needs its vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, and WHO is supporting their efforts.
Although these vaccines are not effective against 2019-nCoV, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.
19 – Regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus:
No, no evidence regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.
20 – Eating garlic or drinking garlic boiled water help prevent infection with the new coronavirus:
No, Garlic does not prevent infection from Coronavirus: Read more
21 – Putting on sesame oil block the new coronavirus from entering the body:
No, Sesame oil does not kill the new coronavirus. Some chemical disinfectants can kill the 2019-nCoV on surfaces. These include bleach/chlorine-based disinfectants, either solvents, 75% ethanol, peracetic acid and chloroform.
22 – There are specific medicines to prevent and treat the new coronavirus:
To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Infected people with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.
23 – Coronavirus found in Broiler Chicken:
No, it is not true: Read more
24 – China Seeking Court Approval To Kill Corona Virus Patients:
The viral post claims that China is seeking approval from the court to kill more than 20,000 Corona Virus patients to stop further spread of the virus. There is no truth in the information shared on CITY news. The website is known to be dubious. It has been sharing all kinds of fake information on its website: Read more
25 – The Corona Virus Source Is Found In Hubei China:
This is fake news. This is not true. An old video of roofing company ( Istueta Roofing) based at Miami, Florida in the US, is shared with false claims. The bats in the video are not related to Coronavirus source: Read more
26 – Chinese People Start Converting To Islam:
The video is used with false and misleading captions. It is not related to coronavirus. This video was published on 30 July 2019 by hakam tv., before the coronavirus outbreak. Coronavirus outbreak was first announced by Chinese officials on 31 December 2019: Read more
27 – Chinese Government Shooting Corona Virus-Infected People, Almost 45000 Killed:
The video is viral with claims that “The Chinese government has started shooting Corona virus-infected people, almost 45000 already killed”. This is not true. Clips from various incidents are collectively put together and is captioned with fake captions. CGTN (China Global Television Network) clarified this fake information on its twitter account. Check the link below to know the facts: Read more
28 – Pigs are being destroyed by the Chinese government to control the diseases. It may be Corona and any other disease:
The video was shot in China and one of the citizens posted it on December 26, 2018, on their Facebook page. The video shows that Chinese pigs fill up and burn in a well. Such swine are eliminated in Africa. Read more
29 – India developed a treatment for Coronavirus:
India has not developed any treatment for coronavirus: Read more
30 – Marijuana Kills Coronavirus:
No, Marijuana does not kill coronavirus: Read more
Rumours regarding coronavirus are spreading like fire. It is advisable to go to credible public health websites, the World Health Organization website for more accurate information. Local Health departments websites would be of great help. Your doctor will be able to provide much-needed advice on this issue.
So don’t just panic about it. Be wise enough to find the facts through various genuine sources as mentioned above, and share the authentic information about coronavirus to your loved ones. We need to be investing in global health. We should hopefully have a vaccine for such viruses in future.
Be clean, hygienic, safe, healthy.
The post has been made concerning the World Health Organization and Pathologist debunk 13 coronavirus myths. Dr Syra Madad, the senior director of the NYC Health + Hospitals System-wide Special Pathogens Program. Dr Stephen Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, debunked 13 of the most common myths about the coronavirus.
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Post Date: 21 Feb 2020
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