Coronavirus Mythbusters

Dear Net Buddies and Blazers,

Getting used to the ‘new normal’ doesn’t mean we let rumor mongers or gossip gadflies define what we believe or how we act – not everything has changed.

Just to confirm what we should and should not believe – let’s go back a worldwide trusted source that bases its decisions on science, the WHO (World Health Organization). Here is their current list of FACTS designed to burst widely circulating rumors. Please be a responsible source of good information – share what you know and help others avoid making bad decisions too.

Be informed, be healthy, be a hero.

Coronavirus disease/COVID-19 advice for the public: Mythbusters

FACT: People should NOT wear masks while exercising.

FACT: The likelihood of shoes spreading COVID-19 is very low.

FACT: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus, NOT by bacteria.

FACT: The prolonged use of medical masks* when properly worn, DOES NOT cause CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency.

FACT: Most people who get COVID-19 recover from it.

FACT: Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.

FACT: Thermal scanners CANNOT detect COVID-19.

FACT: There are currently no drugs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.Download and sh

FACT: Adding pepper to your soup or other meals DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19.

FACT: COVID-19 is NOT transmitted through houseflies.

FACT: Spraying and introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body WILL NOT protect you against COVID- 19 and can be dangerous.

FACT: Drinking methanol, ethanol or bleach DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19 and can be extremely dangerous.

FACT: 5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-19.

FACT: Exposing yourself to the sun or temperatures higher than 25°C DOES NOT protect you from COVID-19.

FACT: Catching COVID-19 DOES NOT mean you will have it for life.

FACT: Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from COVID-19.

FACT: The COVID-19 virus can spread in hot and humid climates.

FACT: Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the COVID-19 virus.

FACT: Taking a hot bath does not prevent COVID-19.

The COVID-19 virus CANNOT be spread through mosquito bites.

FACT: Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the COVID-19 virus.

FACT: Ultra-violet (UV) lamps should NOT be used to disinfect hands or other areas of your skin.

FACT: Vaccines against pneumonia DO NOT protect against the COVID-19 virus.

FACT: Rinsing your nose with saline does NOT prevent COVID-19.

FACT: Eating garlic does NOT prevent COVID-19.

FACT: People of all ages can be infected by the COVID-19 virus.

FACT: Antibiotics CANNOT prevent or treat COVID-19.

FACT: There are no medicines that can prevent or treat COVID-19.


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