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Covid-19 Myth Busters | Vol - I

Covid-19 Myth Busters | Vol - I

MYTH BUSTER (1)

MYTH :

There are medicines in the market that can prevent or treat COVID-19 virus.

FACT :

  • Till date, there is no any specific medicine in the market that can prevent or treat COVID-19.
  • However, WHO is working with several countries and organizations to accelerate the research on this.

MYTH BUSTER (2)

MYTH : 

Antibiotics can prevent or treat COVID-19 virus.

FACT: 

  • Antibiotics are made only to prevent bacteria, not viruses.
  • COVID-19 is the virus and antibiotics should be avoided as it will kill bacteria not viruses.
  • Patients are getting the antibiotics because they may have got the bacteria but not the virus and due to which they can be treated easily.

MYTH BUSTER (3)

MYTH : 

Kids and Older people are more likely to get affected with COVID-19 virus.

FACT: 

  • People of any generation/ age can get affected.
  • People having pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and asthma are more vulnerable to get COVID-19 virus.
  • Hence, WHO advised people of all the ages to take precautions and follow better hygiene routine.

MYTH BUSTER (4)

MYTH : 

Eating garlic everyday can prevent COVID-19 virus.

FACT: 

  • Garlic does have some antimicrobial properties but till now there is no evidence that eating garlic can prevent COVID-19 virus to enter into your body.

MYTH BUSTER (5)

MYTH :

Rinsing your nose with saline water can prevent COVID-19 virus.

FACT: 

  • Till date, there is no evidence that rinsing nose with saline water on regular basis daily will prevent COVID to enter into ones body.
  • However, rinsing nose can help the infected person to recover faster and will prevent to get the cough/ cold.

MYTH BUSTER (6)

MYTH : 

Pneumonia vaccines will help in the prevention of COVID-19 virus.

FACT: 

  • Pneumonia vaccines like pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine do not prevent against new COVID-19 virus.
  • This virus is new that it needs different vaccine.
  • Researchers are trying to develop the vaccine and WHO is fully supporting them.
  • Vaccines for respiratory illness is highly recommended to protect your health.

 

*Check for Covid-19 Myth Busters | Vol - II.