Coronavirus in India created a full lockdown on 23rd of March 2020. Nearly three months have elapsed after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the town of Wuhan, China.
Till now there is no treatment or vaccination insight and many countries have been pushed into lockdown by the unprecedented pace of diseases and others have proclaimed national emergencies.
Well before the WHO called the coronavirus a pandemic, people began exchanging all kinds of dubious advice about how to prevent yourself from being infected, from being naive (like making your hand sanitizer) to being completely risky (like drinking bleach).
It’s reached the point that Facebook has decided to block all advertisements that advertise false cures for coronavirus and police is also taking steps to deal with individuals who are spreading the false news.
There is plenty of new information to pay attention to every day as the pandemic of coronavirus in India continues to evolve. Though there are many more cases in India that have been confirmed.
There is not much information available right now. Although the concern is understandable, certain myths and misconceptions have been generated by anxiety.
Shortly after the reports about the deadly virus circulated, there were misconceptions and theories regarding the coronavirus. Here we debunk some of them.
1. Cold weather and snow can kill COVID-19
Clarification: The COVID-19 virus can be at any place, even regions with hot and humid weather. Using preventing measures is the best way, whatever the environment, whether you live or travel to a region affected by COVID-19. The best preventive measure is to stay home follow the travelling guidelines.
2. Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease
Clarification: You won’t get COVID-19 when you take a hot shower. In reality, it may be dangerous to take a hot bath with really hot water because it can burn you.
However, by always washing your hands is the best way to defend yourself from COVID-19. This removes viruses in the hands and prevents illness that can occur when eyes, ears and nose are stimulated.
3. The coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites
Clarification: There is no details or facts to suggest that mosquitoes might spread the novel coronavirus in India. The coronavirus is a respiratory virus transmitted mainly by droplets formed by the cough or sneezing of an infected individual. Furthermore, it is better to prevent communication with someone who coughs or sneezes.
4. Eating garlic helps prevent infection with the new coronavirus
Clarification: Garlic may have certain antimicrobial effects and is a safe food. However, the latest epidemic provides no evidence that consuming garlic saves people from the novel coronavirus.
5. Kid’s can’t catch the Coronavirus
Clarification: Children can definitely catch COVID-19 though initial reports suggested fewer cases in children compared to adults. However, more recent studies suggest children are as likely as adults to become infected.
People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
6. Ultraviolet disinfection lamp kills the new coronavirus
Clarification: UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
7. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus
Clarification: No, not really. Alcohol or chlorine does not destroy pathogens in your body that have already reached your bloodstream. Sprinkling such substances in your clothes or mucous membranes can be dangerous.
8. If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, you are healthy
Clarification: According to experts, the 10 seconds breath-holding test can determine whether someone has the virus or not. This approach may help identify persons with more serious lung diseases. However, It will not identify persons who are infected and have mild to no symptoms.
Actually, one takes multiple types of information from all kinds of communities about what they want to understand. So instead of trying to customize the way you learn new information to a specific style, offer yourself a lot of different exposures to new content in various ways to optimize what you’re learning.
Some precautions and measures could save you from infection and reduce the risk of virus spread. Physical solitary confinement is a must. Remain at home and limit as much as possible going out in public areas.
If it is important to travel, be sure to keep a hand sanitizer with you and regularly wash your hands. Wear masks only in public places.
And most important keep away from the patient who got COVID-19 diagnosed. The patient should be held in quarantine and isolation until heals fully.
It is really important to be updated with the facts and information that can save your life. For any updates on this pandemic, we recommend following World Health Organization websites.