Here are the 10 Corona Virus Myths that you shouldn’t believe in the third wave. The deadly covid-19 has affected millions across the globe including Pakistan. With the passage of time doctors and health professionals discovered new ways of treating the virus but at the same time there are several myths about the corona virus that people still believe in specially in Pakistan.
1- An Increase in Temperature will slow it down
One of the most common corona virus myths is that increases in temperature will slow down the virus. It is complete wrong, Previous pandemics didn’t follow weather patterns plus as we enter summer, there will be winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Virus is global.
2- In summer, the virus will spread more due to mosquito bites.
The second most common corona virus myths is that virus will spread due to mosquito bites. Wrong! This infection is spread via respiratory droplets, not blood. Mosquitos don’t increase spread.
3- If you can hold your breath for ten seconds without discomfort, you don’t have COVID.
Wrong: Most young patients with Coronavirus will be able to hold their breaths for much longer than 10 seconds. And many elderly without the virus won’t be able to do it.
4- Since COVID testing is unavailable, we should donate blood. The blood bank will test for it.
No blood bank is testing for Coronavirus so this attempt will fail. Blood donation is a sacred exercise; let’s make sure we are motivated by the right reasons.
5- Coronavirus lives in the throat. So drink lots of water so the virus is pushed into the stomach where the acid will kill it.
This is the most vague myth among other corona virus myths.. Virus may gain entry via throat but it penetrates into the host cells. You can’t wash it away. Excessive water will make you run to the toilet.
6- All this social distancing is an over reaction. You’ll see that the virus won’t cause much damage.
If we don’t see many infections (I hope) it actually will prove that social distancing worked. Not that the virus was never a big deal. We need to observe the government announced SOP’s and stop believing in Corona Virus Myths.
7- Car accidents kill 30,000 people annually. What’s the big deal with COVID-19?
Car accident are not contagious, their fatalities don’t double every three days, they don’t cause mass panic or a market crash.
8- Hand sanitizers are better than soap and water
Wrong. Soap and water actually kills and washes away the virus from skin (it can not penetrate our skin cells) plus it also cleans visible soiling if hands. Don’t worry if Purrell was sold out at your supermarket.
9- One of the best strategies to prevent COVID-19 is to clean every door knob in your home with disinfectants.
Wrong. Hand washing/maintaining 6ft distance is best practice. Unless you’re caring for a COVID patient at home, your home surfaces should not be a big risk.
10- Ginger is very effective in cure of Corona Virus
A report by WHO states that garlic has some antimicrobial properties which means that it is healthy for you but there’s no evidence that it has protected people from the coronavirus.
So these are the most commonly believed corona virus myths that you don’t need to believe in. Follow the SOP’s and be safe. Tired of reading Corona Virus news all around. Here are 3 Drama serials that will get you off your hectic routine and mental tensions.