1. MYTH: The COVID-19 virus is not transmitted to areas with hot and humid climates.
The truth is that, according to scientific data to date, the corona is transmitted everywhere in the world, even in areas with hot and humid climates, such as India, African countries, etc. What we all need to do is adopt individual measures. protection and learn to live with them (good hand washing with soap and water, avoid touching our eyes, mouth and nose with dirty hands).
2. MYTH: Cold and snow can neutralize the new corona.
The outside temperature of the environment has little effect on the temperature of the human body and the virus lives in it! It is transmitted from person to person mainly by body fluids, but also by contaminated surfaces. Scientific data so far do not provide us with sufficient information about the lifespan of the virus in the environment, in different materials or if the temperature affects its survival time.
3. MYTH: The coronavirus can be transmitted by mosquito bites.
￼The new coronavirus is a virus that primarily affects the respiratory system (although it is present in several patients and has gastrointestinal symptoms) and is mainly transmitted by secretions from the respiratory system of infected individuals. There is currently no indication for transmission of the disease by mosquito bite.
4. MYTH: Thermometry is a safe method of detecting infected people with the virus.
Thermometry can detect people with a febrile infection, in the fever phase alone. Infectious infection is caused not only by people with coronavirus, but also by people with any infection (eg influenza H1N1, influenza B, simple cold, gastroenteritis, etc.). Likewise, people with the new coronavirus will not necessarily have a fever! If that were not enough, we would not need the special tests to detect the virus’s genome, and its distribution around the world would not be so frightening.
5. MYTH: Chlorine and alcoholic solutions can inactivate the virus in our body.
￼Chlorine sprays or alcoholic solutions can be extremely harmful to humans, especially if they come in contact with the body’s mucous membranes, such as the mucous membranes of the mouth and nose. They can cause severe burns or even severe poisoning. In addition, they have a detrimental effect on the body’s normal flora, allowing other pathogens to grow. These solutions can disinfect surfaces and contaminated objects. The coronae basically multiply within the human body. Simply wash your hands with soap and water and / or disinfectant, avoid touching your face with dirty hands.
6. Vaccines for the flu or pneumococcus or their corresponding antibiotics protect against COVID-19.
￼None of the existing vaccines (influenza, pneumococcus, etc.) or similar antibiotics are effective against the new virus. The logic of each vaccine is to induce an immune response in the body, that is, to “lead” the body to produce specific antibodies to the specific microorganism alone. In a similar way, the drugs act, that is, they prevent the multiplication of the specific microorganism within our organism, preventing specific biochemical reactions. The available treatments of the global scientific community at present are symptomatic. Promising studies for both the manufacture of a suitable drug and a vaccine are already underway.
7. The new virus only infects the elderly.
￼People of all ages are sick, all over the world, even children and young healthy adults. There is no age barrier, although older people and vulnerable groups are at greater risk and often have tragic consequences. We all pay attention! It is a new virus with unknown behavior.
8. Maybe eating garlic and frequent nasal washes with hypertonic solutions can protect us from coronavirus.
￼Consumption of garlic has been shown to have antimicrobial and other beneficial properties for the body. On the other hand, frequent cleaning of the nasal cavity with isotonic or hypertonic solutions, can lead to faster recovery from the common cold, but not to “prevent” the onset of the disease. The same goes for eating garlic.
8: Adding pepper to your soup or other meals DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19
Hot peppers in your food, though very tasty, cannot prevent or cure COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is to keep at least 1 metre away from others and to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. It is also beneficial for your general health to maintain a balanced diet, stay well hydrated, exercise regularly and sleep well
9 Drinking methanol, ethanol or bleach DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19 and can be extremely dangerous
Methanol, ethanol, and bleach are poisons. Drinking them can lead to disability and death. Methanol, ethanol, and bleach are sometimes used in cleaning products to kill the virus on surfaces – however you should never drink them. They will not kill the virus in your body and they will harm your internal organs.
To protect yourself against COVID-19, disinfect objects and surfaces, especially the ones you touch regularly. You can use diluted bleach or alcohol for that. Make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
10 5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-19
Viruses cannot travel on radio waves/mobile networks. COVID-19 is spreading in many countries that do not have 5G mobile networks.
11 COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. People can also be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then their eyes, mouth or nose.
You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather have reported cases of COVID-19. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, tiredness and fever. Some people may develop more severe forms of the disease, such as pneumonia. The best way to confirm if you have the virus producing COVID-19 disease is with a laboratory test. You cannot confirm it with this breathing exercise, which can even be dangerous
You can recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Catching the new coronavirus DOES NOT mean you will have it for life.
Most of the people who catch COVID-19 can recover and eliminate the virus from their bodies. If you catch the disease, make sure you treat your symptoms. If you have cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early – but call your health facility by telephone first. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care
Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease
Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.
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