Coronavirus Myths Busted By The WHO. No, 5G & Wifi Do Not Cause COVID19:
The internet can be a great place, and it can also be a little iffy.
-Especially for health information.
At HT, we’ve tried very hard to stick with the stuff supported by studies and stay away from the hopeful, but perhaps over-optimistic “bro-science” as much as possible.
-Even though it’s fair to say that Science still hasn’t solved every problem.
So in the spirit of Myth-Busting, the WHO has come out with a set of infographics to help remind us about some of the myths concerning Coronavirus.
Unfortunately, just like everything else on the internet, there are plenty of even well-meaning falsehoods that are out there.
Some of these may seem like correct assumptions, good guesses, traditional-medicine, or just plain stupid.
And in the case of something that’s as potentially-serious as this pandemic,
It’s really important to get the exact details right with as little speculation as possible (hopeful or not).
Just so you’ll know, here is the list of some of the most-prevalent COVID-19 speculations they’ve been able to clarify & correct so far:
Hot, Sunny Weather Does Not Appear To Stop Coronavirus:
You Can Recover And May Be Immune Afterward:
Holding Your Breath Without Coughing Is Not A Guarantee:
Drinking Alcohol Sadly Is Not A Cure:
Hot & Humid Weather May Not Stop The Spread:
Cold Weather Will Not Stop It Either:
Hot Baths Will Not Kill It Or Stop An Infection
Mosquitoes Are Unlikely To Transmit It:
Hand-Dryers Will Not Kill Coronavirus:
-As a matter of fact, they may spread the virus around back into the nose & mouth,
Since the Primary Method of Transmission is Breathing.
Do Not Sanitize Yourself Or Other Living Things With UV Lamps:
Thermal-Scanners Are Only The First Check, Not A Confirmation Of Infection:
Spraying Alcohol On Yourself Won’t Stop An Infection. Spraying Chlorine Solution Is Even Worse:
Pneumonia Vaccines May Not Be Helpful At-All:
No Evidence That Neti-Pots Help Mitgate CV:
No Evidence That Garlic Helps:
Older People Are More Susceptible But Children Are Less So:
Antibiotics Do Not Work On Covid19 Because It’s A Virus:
We Don’t Have Any Specific Medicines Yet, But…:
Although early trials of the drug Remdesivir by Gilead have shown promise in helping people recover quickly after being infected.
References & Links:
• Source: WHO
• More Coverage: For more information on coronavirus, check in with the CDC here