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Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavirus(COVID-19): Myths vs Facts You Didn't Know About [ALERT]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

As of now, 4.02M cases are reported in the whole world out of which 279K people had died.

The coronavirus has made a significant impact on the social, political, and economical disruptions around the world.

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World Health Organisation(WHO) has characterized the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic by a recent tweet.


  • Various Colleges have been shut down in the USA, Italy, China, India, and other parts of the world.

  • The economy of five large tech giants Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft saw a huge fall of nearly $420 billion.

  • All the international sports including cricket is either stopped or played behind closed doors completely. 

  • The share market of all countries has been collapsed.

  • Companies are requesting their employees to work from home. Thus, once again work from home culture is being tested by the breakout of this pandemic.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)


According to WHO, coronaviruses are zoonotic in nature i.e. they can be transmitted between animals and peoples.

Common symptoms of infection are a problem in breathing, cough, fever, respiratory symptoms, and shortness of breath.

Its severe condition includes pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, failure of kidney, and even death in some cases.


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Various methods for the prevention of the infection are regular handwashing with soap, covering of mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, maintaining a minimum distance of 1m from other persons in a public place.

Use of face masks and tissue paper is recommended while sneezing or coughing.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of the infection.

Myths vs Facts Regarding Coronavirus

1. Myth- People nowadays used to say that if a person can hold its breath for 10 seconds then he is healthy.

Coronavirus(COVID-19): Myths vs Facts

Fact- According to researchers and doctors holding the breath for 10 seconds will only help in identifying the persons having some lung disease. It will not help in identifying if a person is infected and have mild symptoms.

Coronavirus(COVID-19): Myths vs Facts

2. Myth- Coronavirus will die in hot weather conditions

Coronavirus(COVID-19): Myths vs Facts

Fact- According to the current research going on, there is no evidence that the virus will not survive in hot weather conditions. Instead, the coronavirus is already spreading at a fast rate in hotter countries like Singapore and Australia.

3. Myth- Garlic can help you from preventing Coronavirus

Coronavirus(COVID-19): Myths vs Facts

Fact- Although, we all know that garlic has got some antimicrobial properties which can help you in some disease, but currently, there is no evidence that it can protect you from new coronavirus.

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4. Myth- Coronavirus can only infect older people

Coronavirus(COVID-19): Myths vs Facts

Fact- People of all age groups can be infected by a coronavirus, but older people or people having some bad health conditions beforehand are more vulnerable to the new coronavirus.

5. Myth- Drinking or spraying Alcohol prevents coronavirus

Coronavirus(COVID-19): Myths vs Facts

Fact- WHO recommends that drinking or spraying alcohol will not be able to kill viruses that have already entered in your body. It can be harmful to your eyes, nose, etc.

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