Coronavirus has invaded the world since the beginning of this year and has created a lot of hue and cry everywhere. Even after staying under lockdown for a considerable amount of time and putting in several safety measures, it has so far been insurmountable. The government and the healthcare agencies have been educating people about the safety provisions and the precautions.
Over time, the general public has come up with its theories around this virus and the fear of this infectious disease is causing everyone to speculate and conclude. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the sensibilities of the masses and the panic-stricken people are circulating Coronavirus related information and messages on social media without any proof to support its credibility.
So let us take a look at some of the misconceptions and bust myths they create.
Myth 1: Ayurveda can cure coronavirus.
Fact: So far, there is no proof of anybody getting cured of coronavirus by ayurvedic or herbal medicines.
Myth 2: Drinking alcohol protects against coronavirus.
Fact: No, it does not prevent the infection. Regularly using alcohol-based sanitizer for cleaning hands prevents the spread of this virus.
Myth 3: Coronavirus cannot survive hot and humid temperatures.
Fact: It has spread to hot and cold climates alike. The only way to curb its spread is to diligently follow all the precautionary measures.
Myth 4: Drinking hot water will hamper the spread of Covid-19.
Fact: Drinking warm water can make you feel better but no evidence supports it. Drinking water is good for your overall health but it does not save you from coronavirus infection.
Myth 5: Eating meat can cause coronavirus.
Fact: There is no proof that by consuming meat, one may get infected by a coronavirus, and avoiding it will keep you safe. The only thing that can keep you safe is taking all necessary precautions.
Myth 6: Covid-19 spreads through feces.
Fact: This virus can be found in feces but it primarily spreads through coming in close contact with an infected person.
Myth 7: Houseflies or mosquito bites can transmit Covid-19.
Fact: No evidence to date supports that these insects are the carriers of this disease. It is spread through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The only way through this difficult time is to pay heed to the advice of the professionals and not create unnecessary panic among ourselves. It is advisable to follow the safety guidelines laid out by the government and the healthcare workers instead of trusting and spreading unverified and baseless information. The sensitivity of this situation demands a more careful approach on our part.