Since the first case of Coronavirus was identified, people have been spreading dangerous myths and misinformation everywhere. Here are a few more myths that the World Health Organization has busted and provided an explanation.
‘The virus doesn’t survive in hot and humid weather ‘
FACT: The virus can be transmitted in any weather from human to human.
‘You can catch the virus through mosquito bites’
FACT: There is no evidence to suggest it can be transmitted through mosquito bites.
It spreads only in respiratory droplets.
‘A pneumonia vaccine provides protection’
FACT: Coronavirus needs its own vaccine, and scientists are working to find one.
‘Antibiotics are an effective treatment’
FACT: Antibiotics only work on bacteria not viruses
‘Only old people are at risk’
FACT: Anyone can catch it.
People with conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease seem more vulnerable to getting severely ill.