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Eating garlic to spraying alcohol, bust those coronavirus myths and fake news doing rounds

At this tough time of pandemic and lockdown, a lot of fake news and myths related to the novel coronavirus are being spread online. Here we are busting some of those to ensure awareness regarding the disease.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 25, 2020 21:38 IST
Coronavirus: Eating garlic to spraying alcohol, it's now time to bust those myths and fake news doin

Coronavirus: Eating garlic to spraying alcohol, it's now time to bust those myths and fake news doing rounds 

The world nowadays has joined to battle against the novel coronavirus that has risen up out of China's Wuhan city. Individuals are locked inside their homes and are observing social distancing. During this time people are staying back at home and investing their free time surfing on the web or by associating with their friends or closed ones through the modes of platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook. As dread holds the country, a lot of messages and videos have been doing rounds on the social networking websites that have no guarantee of being true and are major myths and give false knowledge about the coronavirus. Have a look at some of the frequent questions that people believe are true.

Can eating garlic help fight coronavirus?

Garlic is sound nourished that may have some antimicrobial properties. Be that as it may, there is no proof from the present outbreak that eating garlic has protected individuals from the new coronavirus.

Are anti-biotics helpful in preventing and treating the coronavirus?

No, antibiotics don't neutralize infections, just bacteria. The new coronavirus is an infection and, in this way, anti-biotics ought not to be utilized as a method for avoidance or treatment. On the off chance that you are hospitalized for the COVID-19, you may get anti-biotics in light of the fact that bacterial co-infection is possible.

Do vaccines against pneumonia secure you against coronavirus?

No. vaccines against pneumonia, for example, pneumococcal immunization and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) antibody, don't give security against the new coronavirus. The infection is so new and diverse that it needs its own immunization. Specialists are attempting to build up an antibody against COVID-19, and WHO is supporting their endeavors. Despite the fact that these immunizations are not viable against coronavirus, inoculation against respiratory sicknesses is recommended to ensure your wellbeing.

Does blowing hairdryer into nose kills coronavirus?

No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the virus of corona. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should much of the time clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with cleanser and water. When your hands are cleaned, you should dry them completely by utilizing paper towels or a warm air dryer.

Will spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body kill coronavirus?

No. Showering alcohol or chlorine all over your body won't kill the infections that have just entered your body. Splashing such substances can be unsafe to garments or mucous membranes (for example eyes, mouth). Know that both alcohol and chlorine can be helpful to clean surfaces, yet they should be utilized under suitable suggestions.

Does a mosquito bite kills coronavirus?

To date there has been no data nor proof to recommend that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory infection which spreads essentially through droplets created when a contaminated individual coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or release from the nose. To secure yourself, clean your hands as often as possible with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with cleanser and water. Likewise, maintain a strategic distance from close contact with any individual who is coughing and sneezing.

Can coronavirus be transmitted in places that have hot and humid climate?

From the proof up until now, the COVID-19 infection can be transmitted in every area including hot and humid climate. Notwithstanding atmosphere, embrace protective measures if you live in, or travel to a region having COVID-19 cases. The most ideal approach to secure yourself against COVID-19 is by often cleaning your hands. 

Does patting on the back kills coronavirus?

Many such rumors are spreading on social media that if a person is patted on his back, the coronavirus dies. There is no reality behind this at all and doing so can only release the mucus and not a virus.

 

 

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