The world has been made aware of avid coronavirus. This disease has already spread to the ends of the earth. With more than 80,000 infected cases in China, which is by far the worst-hit country, Coronavirus has been spreading with the utmost vitality. Coronavirus comprises a large family of viruses that cause illnesses that range from the common cold and other severe diseases. Not just humans and animals, coronavirus has hit the Financial Markets a little too hard. Global financial markets reacted strongly when this Virus spread to Europe and the Middle East with the fear of a global pandemic. Many of the companies fear that the risks due to Coronavirus have aggressively dissociated amongst various asset classes that a recession in the global economy would be an ultimate solution.
Owning to the growing cases of this COVID-19 virus, there have been various cases in which there have been appearances of faux news and press which has evoked a response of panic and fear.
On account of these responses, the World Health Organisation has sent out a lit of myth busters.
This list consists of all the false elements that social media groups and the press have led the general public to believe.
Myths stated are as follows:
1. Cold weather and snow kill coronavirus.
This is one of the most absurd myths amongst all of them. There is absolutely no legitimate reason to believe that cold weather or snow can or may hamper or destroy coronavirus. The normal human body temperature is approximate 36.5 degrees to 37 degrees.
This is the moderate and healthy temperature that the human body maintains regardless of the outside temperature fluctuations. The most effective way to prevent oneself by using an alcohol-based cleanser and washing hands with soap and water.
2. Taking a hot water bath prevents coronavirus
Taking a hot water bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Body temperature remains constant no matter what the shower temperature is. Having a bath with extremely hot water could be more dangerous than helpful. Extreme hot water could burn you. At the most having frequent baths and cleaning and sanitizing hands to get rid of the germs.
3. The new coronavirus spreads with goods and items imported from China.
China has become the hotspot for coronavirus and even though these germs persist on the surface for a few hours to a few days, it could rarely happen that the virus would persist on the surface after the item has been moved, travelled or exported to some other place. One could always clean the surface before they touch or open it.
4. The new coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites.
To date, there have been no shreds of evidence that highlighted the fact that coronavirus could be transmitted through mosquito bites. The new coronavirus is a transmissible disease that is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs or through droplets of saliva from the infected person. The key here is to stay away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
5. Hand dryers are useful in killing the new coronavirus.
Hand dryers are not effective in killing the virus. Hand dryers play no role in the destruction or prevention of the disease. To protect oneself, the above-mentioned processes should be followed.
6. Ultraviolet scanners can kill coronavirus.
The factuality of this data is still unknown, though UV scanners should not be used sterilize hands or any other parts of the body under any circumstance. UV radiations are harmful to the human body and can cause other permanent diseases such as cancer.
Invalidated myths are the root cause of public panic and the only solution to this is to grow the public knowledge about the facts and myths relating to coronavirus.