COVID-19 is spreading worldwide. The number of people infected and killed by the virus is spreading over the world more than 200 countries. In this situation, it is normal to spread panic among the common people. It has been so. The problem is, with this panic, there is much confusion about the COVID-19. Various sources are offering various advice and protection strategies in various news media.
If these unwarranted tactics and suggestions are not correct, there may be a danger. The advice given by the World Health Organization should be followed in this regard. Since the World Health Organization is working centrally with various initiatives taken by various organizations in different countries to combat the new coronavirus in the world, it is worthwhile to rely on the information provided. Let’s take a look at some of the confusion around the virus and what the World Health Organization — or what it says —
Coronavirus effects do not spread even in hot and humid weather – wrong
The COVID-19 is not infected in warm and humid climates, as one information can be heard to be communicated through various means. The information is incorrect. The World Health Organization says that until now, there has been evidence of new coronavirus infection in all environments and areas, including warm and humid climates. Whatever the climate and weather, be careful. Be especially careful when traveling to areas where a person with COVID-19 has been identified.
Remember, the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to wash your hands with soap-water or alcohol-based hand rubs or sanitizers shortly. At the same time, avoid touching the nose, mouth, eyes with your hands.
Snow and cold weather can’t kill coronavirus – wrong
In China, in February, the new coronavirus spread amid snow and cold weather. Cold weather is effective in preventing coronavirus or any other disease – there is no reason to think that. Because, no matter what the outside temperature, the human body temperature is in the range of 5 to 4 degrees Celsius (1-5 degrees Fahrenheit).
The best way to prevent new coronavirus is to clean hands frequently with soapy water or hand-rubs.
Bathing in hot water is effective in preventing coronavirus – wrong
Many are talking about bathing in hot water as a way to prevent new coronavirus. The World Health Organization says the coronavirus cannot be protected by bathing in hot water. Because, no matter what the outside temperature, the human body temperature is between 9.5 and 5 degrees Celsius (1-5 degrees Fahrenheit).
New Coronavirus Spreads by mosquitoes – Wrong
No evidence of COVID-19 transmission through mosquitoes has been found so far. Mosquitoes have not been found to contain the virus. The monsoon season is ahead. Meanwhile, mosquito infestation has increased in different parts of the world. In this situation, there is a lot of speculation as to whether the coronavirus spreads through mosquitoes. However, the World Health Organization says no information or evidence has been obtained so far on the spread of COVID-19 through mosquitoes. The new virus is respiratory-related. During the sneezing or coughing of the infected person, the droplets emitted from their respiratory tract or the point of saliva or nasal spasms spread through the drainage.
To protect yourself, clean your hands a little continuously and avoid touching your nose and eyes with your hands. At the same time, avoid contact with someone who has a cough. After washing your hands, dry it.
Hand Dryer Effective – Incorrect
Drying your hands with a hand dryer does not kill the new coronavirus. The best way to stay safe from COVID-19 is to wash your hands with soap-water or alcohol-based hand rubs or sanitizers shortly. Immediately after hand washing, dry your hands with tissue paper or warm air or a hand dryer. Avoid touching your nose and eyes with your hands at the same time.
The coronavirus dies in collected rays – no evidence
Ultraviolet rays are harmful to the skin. The collected ray radiation is harmful to the skin. Even more important than whether the COVID-19 dies in ultraviolet rays, is the possibility of major damage to the skin from this ray.
Thermal scanners can detect excessive heat or fever in the body, which is a symptom of coronavirus disease.
Thermal scanners can detect the person suffering from coronavirus – not quite right
A thermal scanner can detect abnormal body temperature or fever. One of the symptoms that comes with COVID-19 infection is fever. However, when you get coronavirus, there is no fever. It takes 2 to 3 days for such symptoms to manifest. No fever, but have coronavirus – in such a case the thermal scanner can not identify the corona patient.
Is sprinkling of alcohol or chlorine all over the body can protect coronavirus-incorrect
The answer is, ‘no’. People in the West are confusing about it. The World Health Organization says there is no benefit to spreading alcohol or chlorine or bleaching throughout the body to kill the virus that has already entered the body. Such chemicals cause damage to the skin and membranes of the eyes and mouth (mucous membrane). Both of these chemicals are used for cleaning the house. However, it is important to use expert advice before using.
The pneumonia vaccine will prevent coronavirus – wrong
No the pneumonia vaccine, including pneumococcal vaccine or influenza type B vaccine, is only effective against pneumonia. They will not prevent coronavirus infection. The virus is new and different from the previous ones, which requires a new vaccine to protect it. Researchers from different countries are trying to develop a coronavirus treatment vaccine, where the World Health Organization is assisting. Although the existing vaccines are not effective against COVID-19, doctors recommend that any person take the existing vaccine to prevent respiratory illness.
Is it possible to protect your nose regularly with salt-water or saline – wrong
Without any evidence, nobody can suggest that regular nasal cleansing with salt-water or saline can prevent COVID-19. However, in some cases, the technique is useful in general cold illness. It is not effective for any breathing problem.
Garlic or something like that can protect against coronavirus – wrong
Garlic with other spicy leaves are healthy food and has antibacterial powers. But none of it has the power to resist coronation. In favor of this claim still, there is no evidence.
New coronavirus only affects older people – wrong
COVID-19 can infect people of all ages. Older people, especially those who already have various health problems including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus. The World Health Organization is advising all age groups to be careful. In this case, the company is emphasizing regular hand washing and breathing good practices.
Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating new coronavirus – wrong
Antibiotics do not work against viruses. It just works against bacteria. New coronavirus or COVID-19 is a virus. Here, the antibiotics are not the right drugs to prevent or treat it. However, many patients hospitalized with coronavirus and try to treat them by antibiotics. It is important to remember that they are not drugs for the treatment of coronavirus. You can use these medicines in bacterial infection.
There are specific drugs to prevent or coronavirus treatment – wrong
There are no specific drugs to prevent or treat COVID-19. However, patients have to use these drugs according to various symptoms during the ongoing treatment. Is there any patient who is in critical condition need to take under special care. Research is underway to develop specific drugs for its vaccines and treatments. The World Health Organization is assisting researchers and organizations working in different countries to accelerate this related research. Discovering any drug must become into a clinical trial.
References: World Health Organization (WHO)