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Myth Busters

  • Studies show hydroxychloroquine does not have clinical benefits in treating COVID-19.
  • People should NOT wear masks while exercising.
  • The likelihood of shoes spreading COVID-19 is very low.
  • The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus, NOT by bacteria.
  • The prolonged use of medical masks* when properly worn, DOES NOT cause CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency.
  • Most people who get COVID-19 recover from it.
  • Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.
  • Thermal scanners CANNOT detect COVID-19.
  • There are currently no drugs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.
  • Adding pepper to your soup or other meals DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 is NOT transmitted through houseflies.
  • Spraying and introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body WILL NOT protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.
  • Drinking methanol, ethanol or bleach DOES NOT prevent or cure COVID-19 and can be extremely dangerous.
  • 5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-19.
  • Exposing yourself to the sun or temperatures higher than 25°C DOES NOT protect you from COVID-19.
  • Catching COVID-19 DOES NOT mean you will have it for life.
  • Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from COVID-19.
  • The COVID-19 virus can spread in hot and humid climates.
  • Cold weather and snow CANNOT **** the COVID-19 virus.
  • Taking a hot bath does not prevent COVID-19.
  • The COVID-19 virus CANNOT be spread through mosquito bites.
  • Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the COVID-19 virus.
  • Ultra-violet (UV) lamps should NOT be used to disinfect hands or other areas of your skin.
  • Vaccines against pneumonia DO NOT protect against the COVID-19 virus.
  • Rinsing your nose with saline does NOT prevent COVID-19.
  • Eating garlic does NOT prevent COVID-19.
  • People of all ages can be infected by the COVID-19 virus.
  • Antibiotics CANNOT prevent or treat COVID-19.
  • There are no medicines that can prevent or treat COVID-19.

Source: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

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