As conspiracy theories spread, Facebook has said it will remove potentially dangerous information, like false claims that drinking bleach cures coronavirus
Myth : A surgical mask will protect me 100%
Fact: All viruses are small enough to get through a typical strap-on medical mask. A more specialized n95 respirator could protect you. Washing your hands regularly and sneezing into your elbow is the best practice.
Myth: I am more likely to get sick if I am old.
Fact: People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus, however, older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions might be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
‘The best sources of information are going to be government public health officials…the less they heed those authorities, the less likely they are to take the advice.’
Myth: I will die if I am infected with the coronavirus
Fact: As of now, 2.09% of infected humans have died from the virus
Myth : Antibiotics will treat the coronavirus
Fact: the WHO confirmed that antibiotics do not work against viruses and therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.
Myth : Coronavirus is the most dangerous virus on earth right now
Fact: While news of the coronavirus spreading across the maybe terrifying, it’s important to recognize that the more threatening virus right now isn’t 2019-nCoV – it’s the flu.
Myth : My pet at home can spread the new coronavirus
Fact: At present, there is no evidence that animals at home can be infected with the coronavirus. However, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with the pet.
Myth : I will act like a zombie If I am infected with the coronavirus.
Fact: the coronavirus will not cause victims to act like zombies. As medical authorities seek to contain the virus. Some social media users made a connection between the disease and the walking dead.
Myth: The coronavirus will be transmitted through imported goods?
Fact: There is no evidence that Corona can be transmitted by items and goods.