Coronavirus Myth-busters

  • Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the CoronaVirus .
  • Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the coronavirus.
  • There is NO evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the coronavirus.
  • The coronavirus CAN be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
  • Ultraviolet light SHOULD NOT be used for sterilization and can cause skin irritation.
  • Garlic is healthy but there is NO evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the coronavirus.
  • The coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Thermal scanners CAN detect if people have a fever but CANNOT detect whether or not someone has the coronavirus.
  • Antibiotics DO NOT work against viruses, antibiotics only work against bacteria.
  • There is NO evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can transmit the coronavirus.
  • Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body WILL NOT kill viruses that have already entered your body.
  • To date, there is NO specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the coronavirus.
  • Taking a hot bath DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus.
  • Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, DO NOT provide protection against the coronavirus.

Note : Content is Sourced from World Health Organization

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