There are some dangerous COVID-19 Coronavirus myths out there that need be busted about COVID-19 coronavirus. In this article, we’ll go over what the truth is behind each one.
People of Asian Descent Spread the Disease More
This isn’t the case. People living outside of the district are just as unlikely to spread the disease as anyone else since they are just as unlikely as anyone else to have it. So, there is no reason for these people to face discrimination.
You Can Use Vaccines Against Pneumonia
Many people believe that they can get a vaccine against pneumonia and it’ll protect them from COVID-19 coronavirus, but this isn’t the case. There are vaccines against pneumonia such as a pneumo-coccal vaccine as well as the Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine. While these can help with pneumonia, it will not help with COVID-19 coronavirus. It can only help with some of the symptoms and keep you from getting pneumonia and being in the hospital with someone who may have the virus.
Packages and Letters From China Aren’t Safe
It is perfectly safe to get letters and packages from China. You are not at risk of contracting COVID-19 coronavirus just from opening a package. COVID-19 coronavirus does not survive that long on objects, and sanitization requirements are in place.
Eating Garlic Will Protect You
This isn’t true at all. It’ll just make your food tasty, but it won’t protect you from COVID-19 coronavirus. It has antimicrobial properties, but there is no evidence that it can help you fight this off.
Antibiotics Are Effective Against It
This also isn’t true. There are no antibiotics that currently work on COVID-19 coronavirus. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. They work against bacteria. You should not use antibiotics as a preventive method for COVID-19 coronavirus or as a treatment method for it.
It Won’t Survive in Hot Temperatures
This is also a misunderstanding. In hot weather, it is harder for COVID-19 coronavirus to last as long as in cold weather, but it can still be passed on. It’s important not to think that temperature will keep you safe from this outbreak.
China Is Lying About the Number of Cases and Deaths
This one is hard to have the answer to. China has a history of downplaying coronavirus epidemics in the past. The reports according to nurses and doctors in Wuhan are much higher, so they may be downplaying the number. There are several whistleblowers trying to give “real” numbers to the public. However, there is no way for people to confirm the validity of these numbers.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Was Developed in a Lab and Then Released to the Public
There is no proof to support this claim on either part. Scientists around the world are continuing to look for where COVID-19 coronavirus originated, and the public will be updated if the origin is found.
China Is Destroying Roads to Keep People From Traveling
There is some truth to this according to “The Washington Post.” According to their article, there are certain roads that the Chinese government is digging up to prevent people from gaining access to Wuhan as well as its surrounding cities.
It Won’t Affect Young People
This also isn’t true. Older people are more at risk from COVID-19 coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean younger people aren’t at risk too. Those that are most at risk are anyone with pre-existing medical conditions or a compromised immune system.
Rinsing Your Nose With Saline Will Avoid Infection
No evidence supports that rinsing your nose with saline will help you to keep from being infected by COVID-19 coronavirus. If done improperly doing so can cause you to get a sinus infection.
Pets at Home Can Still Spread the Virus
This is also a dangerous myth that is leading people to abandon their pets. Right now, there is no current evidence that supports that pets can spread COVID-19 coronavirus if they’re kept at home. However, it still makes it a good idea to wash your hands when you get your pets.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare
There is no evidence to support that COVID-19 coronavirus has been designed as a form of biological warfare. This rumor is completely unfounded.
China Has Mass Graves Being Fug
This rumor has been able to be dispelled. What people thought was a mass grave site was a hospital construction zone. This was proven via a live fee where people could watch the construction.
Chinese Officials Are Locking People in Their Homes
There are multiple photos as well as videos going around that show people are being locked in their homes. This is due to a forced quarantine period as far as rumors are concerned, but there is no proof other than these images and videos. The Chinese government has not made any statement.
Asian Foods Contain Some of COVID-19 Coronavirus
Many people are under the misconception that there are Asian foods, including Nogshim Onion Ring snacks, wagyu beef, Yakult, peach iced tea, instant noodles, fortune cookies, rice and even Red Bull contains COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, this isn’t the case. There is no evidence to support these claims, and they are viral hoaxes.