The COVID-19 pandemic has infected over a million people worldwide. As the spread of Coronavirus continues, many rumors have also started spreading related to the prevention and control of this disease. It is of utmost importance to be aware of the facts and avoid the rumors. So, today, we will be advising our users about a few of the most popular rumors:
Exposure to high temperature does not prevent Coronavirus
COVID-19 cases have been found in people residing in countries with hot weather such as Saudi Arabia and Iran. So, exposing yourself to the sun or to a temperature higher than 25-degree Celsius doesn’t protect you from COVID-19. Instead, as a prevention method, wash your hands thoroughly from time to time and avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
Vaccines against pneumonia/influenza can protect you from COVID-19
Till date, medicine for coronavirus has not been developed. Furthermore, vaccines against pneumonia or influenza are not effective against coronavirus. But, you can take these vaccinations as prevention against respiratory illness.
Drinking alcohol does not save you from Coronavirus
Many people seem to believe that drinking alcohol makes us immune to COVID-19 infection. But, this is completely false. Drinking alcohol does not make you immune to Coronavirus infection, instead, frequently drinking alcohol is dangerous for your health.
Mosquito bites do not transmit Coronavirus
Till date, there are no evidence that mosquito bites are capable of transmitting Coronavirus from one infected person to another.
Ability to hold your breath for more than 10 seconds does not guarantee safety from Coronavirus
One of the most popular rumors circulating around social media sites is that you can check if you are infected by COVID-19 or not by holding your breath for more than 10 seconds. The symptoms of Coronavirus include dry cough, tiredness, and fever, so, many people are assuming that you can check the infection with breathing exercises. But, being able to hold one’s breath for more than ten seconds does not guarantee safety from Corona Virus.
While the Social media sites have become a popular source for worldwide news, let us be self-aware and avoid rumors. For facts related to corona virus, follow WHO’s official website.
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