Coronavirus top 10 myths and facts
Hello our dear audience, hope you all are safe and at home. 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 may cause illness in animals or humans.
In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The most 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 were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.
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: As we all know that applying alcohol or chlorine to the body can cause harm, especially if it enters the eyes or mouth.
Although people can use these chemicals to disinfect surfaces, they should not use them on the skin.
These products cannot kill viruses within the body.
Myth 5: Face masks always protect against coronavirus
Fact: Not all the face mask protect against coronavirus, Disposable masks are unlikely to provide such protection, and they will not block tiny viral particles.
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 are no circumstances in which gargling bleach might benefit a person’s health.
Bleach is corrosive and 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 we protect us from this COVID-19:
As google and research suggests,
Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Stay home if you feel unwell.
If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
Follow the directions of your local health authority.
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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