Coronavirus: Myths and Misinformation

There is a lot of information and misinformation circulating about the Coronavirus.

Below are some myths that may have made you panic but are not supported by scientific evidence.

No proof hot water can stop Coronavirus – A report by MIT researches raised hopes that hot water can suppress the Coronavirus. However recent studies have increased doubts about the theory.

Mosquito bites – There is no evidence showing Covid-19 can be transmitted by mosquitoes, according to WHO.

Spraying yourself with alcohol – Alcohol can be used to disinfect surfaces, and hand-sanitizers do have a relatively high percentage of alcohol. However, spraying alcohol all over your body because you think you are infected will not kill the Coronavirus.

Cold weather – There is no evidence to show that cold weather can kill the Coronavirus. In fact, there is no evidence showing that hot water can do that, either.

Eating garlic: Garlic is a healthy, aromatic food that is recommended for its antimicrobial properties. But there is no evidence that eating garlic has protected people from the Coronavirus, according to WHO.

Drinking water – There is no scientific evidence that supports consuming large volumes of water at short intervals can help individuals flush the virus into their digestive tract.

Taking antibiotics – Antibiotics only work on bacteria, not viruses. Stay home, stay safe, stay informed.

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