Coronavirus top 10 myths and facts
Hello friend! I hope you are fine and safe. In this blog post, we are going to see Coronavirus’s top 10 myths and facts,
which is essential to know because day by day as the number of coronavirus cases increases, various types of myths related to coronavirus and the cure of coronavirus are also growing day by day. So in this blog post, we will cover Coronavirus’s top 10 myths and facts, so let’s get started.
What are Coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in animals or humans.
In humans, many coronaviruses cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to serious diseases such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Acute Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
What COVID-19 exactly is?
COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019.
COVID-19 is a very infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
This new virus and disease are unknown before the outbreak begins in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.
Most people who get ill with COVID-19 experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
COVID-19 is now a pandemic that affects many countries around the world.
This virus spreads so rapidly and due to which all the affected countries are under Lockdown and people who suspect to have coronavirus disease are under Quarantine.
COVID-19 spread so rapidly that it affect a large number of people around the world.
When we see the actual number which is presented by World Health Organisation then we will get to know that around 215 Countries are affected by this coronavirus and the United States Of America is the most affected country (around 1.24Million confirmed cases) in comparison to all the other 214 countries.
And the total number of confirmed cases in the world is around 3588900 (3.6M), and from them, 258000 are deaths and talking about the number of recovery out of 3.6M confirmed cases around 1.21M cases are recovered.
Now its turn to see the actual facts and myths of the coronavirus 2019,
First, we will see all the myths of coronavirus and after that, we will see its facts,
Coronavirus top 10 myths and facts
Myth 1: Children cannot get Corona Virus
Fact: Since a large number of coronavirus cases have been in adults and it is not that children did not have coronavirus there are also children who have been affected by it.
But it is true that coronavirus can contract to children but their symptoms tend to be less severe.
Myth 2: Only younger people and old adults are at risk
Fact: Number of cases tells that young person and older adults are most affected by this virus and due to the bad immune system in older adults cases are more severe than in young people can have chances to get the coronavirus.
Myth 3: COVID-19 patient have more chances to die
Fact: When we see the number confirmed cases and a number of total death then we get to know that chances of death of COVID-19’s patients are not high.
Myth 4: Spraying chlorine or alcohol on the skin kills viruses in the body
Fact: We all know that the body is covered with alcohol or chlorine can cause serious damage, especially when it enters into your eyes or mouth.
Alcohol and chlorine can be used to clean surfaces but they cannot kill viruses in the body.
Myth 5: Face Masks Always Protect from Coronavirus
Fact: Not all Face Masks protect from coronavirus, disposable masks are unlikely to provide such protection and they do not prevent small viral cells. However, a cloth mask can help prevent the spread of droplets.
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Myth 6: You can protect yourself by gargling bleach
Fact: There is no evidence about this in fact people should never put bleach in their mouths.
There is no evidence that proofs gargling bleach might benefit a person’s health. Due to corrosive nature of bleach, it can cause serious damage.
Myth 7: Garlic protects against coronaviruses
Fact: This myth is one of the most popular myths.
There is no evidence to date about the fact is Garlic can protect against coronavirus but research suggests that garlic might slow down the growth of species of bacteria.
Myth 8: The virus will die off when temperatures rise in the spring
Fact: No, the virus will not die off when the temperature rises in the spring.
Myth 9: The virus originated in a laboratory in China
Fact: Rumour is getting viral about this virus is that this virus is originated and developed in a laboratory in China. There is no evidence that this virus is originated in a laboratory in China.
Myth 10: Drinking alcohol reduces the risk of infection
Fact: According to WHO statement although alcohol can disinfect the skin, it does not work the same way inside the body.
Infact consuming alcohol may harm your body.
How do you protect yourself from this COVID-19:
As google and research suggests,
- Clean your hands often. While washing hands with water use soap or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain a safe distance from those who cough or sneeze.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with your flexed elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- If you have a fever, coughing, or shortness of breath, seek medical help.
So these were some myths and facts about the most affecting virus in the world.
We have done our research and collect data and on the basis of which we have written this post. I hope you like this blog if there were any mistakes or any suggestions then do inform us in the comment section.
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