We are amidst a worldwide pandemic. People know very less about COVID-19 and
scientists are yet to confirm any solid Dos and Donts. Thus it is causing the
spread of panic and false knowledge everywhere.
Every second person you will meet will have one or the other suggestion on how
to avoid getting the CORONA virus. But, do all the tips and tricks that are
being told are effective? My answer is a big NO.
Most of the information that is coming from non-government or non-health
organizations are fake. Let’s check out some of the myths that are being
spread on the name of the Coronavirus.
1. Taking Hydroxychloroquine tablets will save you from the Corona Virus.
Well according to
WebMD.com, hydroxychloroquine is primarily used in the treatment of malaria. Other
uses of this medicine are in the treatment of skin-related and certain
The WebMD clearly states, “Hydroxychloroquine is not recommended for Corona
Virus infections (like COVID-19).
2. Ayurveda or other herbal medicines can cure coronavirus.
Many companies claim to have “found medicines/supplements which are effective in fighting against
Well if you read the above line again, the statement is nothing but a
definition of an immunity booster.
Till now there are multiple claims but no scientific backing on any of these
claims. Thus the verdict is, there is no medicine in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, or
any other herbal alternative that can cure coronavirus.
3. Consumption of Vitamin C will prevent COVID-19
antioxidant that reduces the risk of tissue damages and helps our body to
synthesize hormones that can fight against pathogens.
stating that vitamin C can prevent COVID-19.
4. Only Old people are affected by Coronavirus.
Well, this is a myth that only old people are being affected by the
People of all age groups can come in contact with the coronavirus, however,
there are high chances that the people of younger age can fight the virus
without any complications. Whereas people of older age are having other
problems like diabetes, blood pressure, etc. must be more careful towards
Please do not mistreat the old people out of fear of COVID-19. They need
your love now more than ever.
5. COVID-19 can only be spread in humid regions.
This myth has already been proven wrong, as now the COVID-19 has spread
worldwide. However, there are some people who still believe as they are living
in a hot climate area, they are at low risk. My word to them, they couldn’t be
more wrong. and their claim has no scientific basis.
6. Eating meat can cause coronavirus
The myth took birth due to a generic suggestion by the people to avoid
consuming meat during the COVID-19 lockdown as there was a shortage of fresh
meat supply and sellers were left with mostly old and stale meat.
This has no link with the spread of coronavirus.
7. Pets can cause Coronavirus
corona positive because their owner were positive. Thus, this led to the
spread of this Myth that pets can spread coronavirus.
infected person when they speak, cough, or sneeze. Also, there is no such case
where a pet has infected their owners.
Do not disown/abandon your pets out of fear from corona virus. They are like
your children, keep them safe and love them as much as you can.
8. 10-minute rule to catch COVID-19
to get coronavirus if they come in contact with an infected person.
study to support this claim. One may get corona virus even if they came in
contact with an infected person for just a few minutes.
9. COVID-19 can spread through mosquito bites.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. The only known way of transmission of
COVID-19 is via air-bone droplets(saliva or nose discharge) produced by the
infected person while he speaks, cough, sneeze.
It is not spread by mosquito bites.
10. COVID-19 is a killer disease
This statement is not true.
According to WHO, approximately 80% of the population infected by COVID-19
have mild flu-like symptoms like sore throat, weakness, tiredness, and
shortage of breath. They might not even need to visit a hospital or take
anykind of treatment for it.
Hope the above list might have demystified some of the false information that
people are believing these days. My request is, do not believe in everything
you hear, see or read unless it is backed with proper validation from WHO.
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