It has almost been four months now, since the first Coronavirus case has been recorded. And boy, have they been a long couple of months.
Ever since the get-go, many speculations have revolved around this mysterious virus. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Today, we will be discussing the most common myths regarding the novel Coronavirus.
Let’s take a look at some of these popular misconceptions, shall we?
High Temperatures Do Not Kill The Coronavirus:
Many people think that summer is almost upon us, and Coronavirus cases will start diminishing. We are sad to inform you that this is not the case.
The virus can spread under any weather conditions. So, you can catch COVID-19 no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Many Middle-Eastern countries have reported cases of the virus.
Catching The Virus Is Not Fatal:
Yes, there has been almost 119,212 reported deaths, regarding the novel virus. However, out of approximately two million cases, there have been 443,192 survivors. Most people that catch COVID-19 can recover and eliminate the virus from their bodies. The tricky part is not infecting someone else. That is why we urge you all to keep practicing social distancing, for the sake of others.
Holding Your Breath for 10 Seconds Does Not Mean You’re Clear:
Congratulations, you can hold your breath for ten seconds.
Holding your breath for ten or more seconds, without coughing or feeling any discomfort does not mean you are free from the Coronavirus disease. Or any other lung disease, for that matter.
The best way to find out if you are infected or not is through a laboratory test. You will not be able to confirm it with a simple breathing exercise.
COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted In Humid Areas:
The new Coronavirus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates. All evidence so far state that the virus can be transmitted in any, and all weather conditions.
Sanitizers Are as Effective as Washing Your Hands:
Wrong again. Squirting a little bit of alcohol gel, regardless the percentage, on your palms and rubbing them together is not effective. You need to properly wash your hands with soap and water, covering the entire surface of both hands. However, this should be done only after the hands are free of any residues.
Vinegar Does Not Kill the Virus:
Incorrect. Vinegar will not work against COVID-19. And it is also not advised to clean with it. You good-old surface detergent and some tap water will do the trick. And for those who actually drink vinegar, it is commonly known that all viruses only develop with the aid of an acidic substance.
Face Masks Can Protect You From the Virus:
Standard facemasks cannot protect you from this deadly virus. These masks are not designed to block-out viral particles. Actually, what those masks are good for is to prevent infected people from spreading the virus further. By blocking any droplets that could be expelled from their mouths.
Vitamin C Will Stop You From Catching COVID-19:
There are absolutely no evidence suggesting that vitamin C can render people immune to a Coronavirus infection. In fact, most people taking extra vitamin C do not even ward off the common cold, however it may shorten the duration of a cold if you catch one.
I mean come on! Some of these are actually funny.
Anyhow, we hope we cleared some very false misconceptions about the current Coronavirus. We truly hope this pandemic doesn’t last much longer. We’re sure you are all sick of being cooped-up in our homes, but it is for your own safety.
Stay home and stay safe Epicbeaters, until next time.