coronavirus myths


The increasing death rate cases because of the coronavirus needless to say clearly shows how this disease is going at a faster pace.

With countries like India, Italy, and China being the main target, the virus so far has no cure. That is why in most of the countries it is a serious lockdown announced so that it will not pass on at least on the social scale.

In every news, you must have probably seen how the Coronavirus is spreading all across the globe.

But yes, there are some coronavirus fake news, conspiracies and myths too which people have started believing literally.

For that fact, it is only advised to visit the WHO healthcare site where you can get all the detailed information.

Novel Coronavirus also is known as of SARS-CoV-2 started spreading from Wuhan, China n almost every continent except for Antarctica. For now, this virus has been said to be the severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus which has spread amongst more than 1 million people so far with more than 50,000 death.

It is believed that the World Health Organization has classified the situation from the public health emergency of international concern to a deadly disease that should not be taken lightly.

To help you in understanding this concept, here are some of the crucial Coronavirus myths that probably, you should not believe, here are things that you need to know:

Also Read: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer at Home

5 Myths about Coronavirus

  • Young and Adults people are at huge Risk:

SARS-CoV-2 is just like other types of coronaviruses which can infect people irrespective of the age of the people. Those adults or individuals who have preexisting health conditions like asthma and diabetes are more likely to get affected by such type of illness.

  • Face masks can protect you from the virus

Surgical masks are being sold at such a faster rate. But the fact is, even such quality based masks ill not protect you from SARS-CoV-2. It is said that this mask is not designed for blocking the particles of the viral, which is why it can easily reach out to the face.

It is also believed that these masks can help the infected people to not spread the virus as it blocks the respiratory droplets, which are likely to be expelled from the mouth.  It is said that a special respirators called “N95 respirators” might be quite effective in pausing the virus spread.

However, people need the training to use such type of mask right which can, of course, fit well around their noses, cheeks, and chins. Thus, it would ensure no air can enter the edges of the masks. They also need to damage the equipment after every use.

  • Spraying chlorine or alcohol on skin kills viruses in the body

To apply chlorine or alcohol on the body is another misconception about coronavirus. It will not mean anything but harming your body a little more. If it enters your mouth or eyes, then it can have a lot more problems in the future too.

Many people use such chemicals as the disinfectant surfaces which are okay but using it on the skin is a big no. The fact remains the same that such products might be good disinfectant in killing the outer layer

  • You are less likely to get this than Flu

If you look at the current rate at which the virus is spreading, it is quite clear that this virus spreads at a faster pace. It is believed that vital ends on the antibodies and immunity system of the people too. If the immunity is not strong than even the person simply hugs the infected person is likely to have the risk.

In today’s day, this virus increases the disease of COVID-19, which means the single infected person is at the risk of spreading the virus to 2.2 other people. The saddest part is there is no vaccine to cure this problem until now.

It is believed that the seasonal flu vaccine can at least protect the influence, but the formulation will not safeguard the circulating viral strains.

  • Children cannot catch COVID-19

As said earlier, people of all ages can get affected by this virus. Instead, it is senior citizens and kids who are more prone since they have a weak immunity system.

So far, kids are not reported much to be a victim as compared to those adults, but that doesn’t prove anything that kids are not likely to get infected. However, the symptoms can be quite less severe.

  • The virus is just a mutated form of the common cold

This is something that most of the people have already started believing in this coronavirus misconceptions. It is believed that Coronavirus comes with a different disease. SARS-CoV-2 is not similar to other types of Coronavirus.

However, out of four most of them can have a common cold symptom? There are different other viruses too that can have spiky projections on the surface and use so-called proteins that may affect the host cells also.

The four cold coronaviruses are NL63, 229E, HKU1, and OC43, to name some. These viruses only host humans as their primary ones. Nearly  90% of its genetic material of SARS-CoV-2 is being shared with coronaviruses which infect bats that show the virus even if it originated in bats but could easily hope on to humans

  • The virus was made in a lab

This is another common Myth about Coronavirus that many people even to date believe. People believe that such a virus was purposely made to cut down the population and bring the economy in control.

However, this virus is not humanmade. SARS-CoV-2 is similar to other coronaviruses that have previously triggered outbreaks.

Out of four viruses, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV have surely originated from bats which means it falls under the category of naturally occurring coronaviruses that made the transfer from animals to people.

The only way to deal with the problem of coronaviruses is to stay isolated so that it will not spread further.

Wrapping Up

Surely, you can have all kinds of healthy food and vegetables, including non-veg food too. But you are advised to follow restrictions as advised by WHO and avoid believing such rumors and other coronavirus myths.


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