Mtyhs and Facts

Myth 1- wearing facemask will protect from COVID-19.

Fact – Wearing facemask gives false sense of protection if not used properly and in combination to other prevention methods.

Myth 2 - One can get infected by eating certain foods like eggs, chicken and meat

Fact - There is currently NO evidence for COVID- 19 transmission due to eating eggs, chicken and meat. However, like always, it is important to follow good hygiene practices when handling or preparing foods (i.e. wash hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature).

Myth 3 - Pets can transmit the disease to humans

Fact- It is unlikely for a companion animal/ pets such as dogs or cats to spread the disease to humans. However, avoiding contact with animals is recommended.

Myth 4 - The SARS- CoV -2 cannot survive in high temperature

Fact - SARS- CoV -2 can be transmitted in ALL places including areas with hot and humid climate

Myth 5 - Taking hot bath can prevent from getting infected

Fact - Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower.

Myth 6 - The SARS- CoV -2 can be transmitted by a mosquito

Fact - SARS- CoV -2 infection CANNOT be transmitted by mosquito bite

Myth 7 - Eating garlic can help prevent infection with novel corona virus

Fact - Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is NO evidence that eating garlic can protect one from COVID-19.

Myth 8 - The new corona virus affects older people and not the younger ones

Fact - People of all ages can be infected by the COVID-19.

Myth 9 - Consuming alcohol can protect from coronavirus infection

Fact - Use alcohol for sanitizing and not for drinking. Drinking alcohol WILL NOT kill the virus.

Myth 10- Antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus

Fact - Antibiotics do not work against viruses.

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