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Corona Virus FAQ - Myths

We recently came across many queries and clarification on Corona virus and many of them without any medical or scientifically proven too. 

What is Corona Virus? How it occurs? How to overcome from Corona virus? How to identify one has affected with Corona? What to do's and don'ts when Corona affects? FAQ?

Common people become an expert to say whatever they wanted to or convey the message what they heard on this. Leaving all of them aside, we could approach the Medical expert on this. There are few Doctors or experts who closely worked on this can tell something in real.

We would pick few of them soon who actually worked in China or other countries on this pandemic situation, but time being, we would publish FAQ or Myths on Corona Virus that got from Social media as an instant answer. The Doctor is, Faheem Younus. You can find his detail herein below (Published on 23rd March 2020).

Twitter ref:

COVID FAQ and Myth-busting: Too many myths floating around. Here’s part 2.

1/10: Avoid shipped packages/gas pumps/shopping carts/ATMs or you’ll die.

Coronavirus surface survival is one thing; that surface causing an infection is another. Wash your hands; live your life.

2/10: You can catch COVID-19 from ordering takeout food/Chinese food (or the packaging of food). 

COVID-19 is a droplet related infection (like flu) not a food-borne infection (like salmonella etc.). There is no documented COVID risk with take-out food.

3/10: Going into a sauna for 20 min can kill more than 90% of viruses, including coronavirus. 

There are no scientific trials to suggest the validity of this claim. On the contrary, saunas can cause pneumonias, folliculitis, etc. Read below:

4/10: If you lose your sense of smell, you have COVID. 

It’s common to temporarily lose one’s sense of smell with many viral infections/allergies. It’s a non-specific symptom that may or may not happen with COVID.

5/10: Taking hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin preemptively is a good idea to prevent COVID. 

These (experimental) drugs for coronavirus should only be used in selected COVID patients. They can sometimes cause fatal heart rhythm problems plus other side effects.

6/10: I receive messages that using garlic/lemon with hot water/onion in the room will prevent or cure COVID-19. Is it true? 

No, it’s just made up stuff. 
None of these substances have been scientifically tested against COVID. Don’t share such posts; they create confusion.

7/10: Our governor has declared a state of emergency. It must mean that we are all dying...

The state of emergency is more of a legal than a medical standard. It allows governments to access more resources (like federal funds) and personnel (like the national guards).

8/10: Always change your clothes/shower after coming home. Or you will bring coronavirus to your family.

Cleanliness is a virtue; paranoia isn't. Let’s not scare people. Our biggest return on investment is in handwashing, staying 6 feet away, avoiding large crowds, etc.

9/10: But the messages I receive are from doctors in China/Italy. Why shouldn’t I believe them? 

Real doctors publish their research in scientific journals, not on social media. Lots of good research is already published. Let’s not fuel misinformation.

10/10: That’s it, folks. Let me get back to work, where doctors and nurses, these heroes, are dealing with some really tough situations. RT if you’d like me to share some of their triumphs and trials with you next time.  Good luck all. We shall cross this bridge together.

Also, stay in home or follow the directives received from your Government. Wish you all a speed recovery.