13 Dangerous Myths About Coronavirus You Need to Know Now
5Myth: Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body can kill the new coronavirus
No, it can’t. You would be wasting your time spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body because that won’t kill the virus which may have already entered your body. In fact, spraying such things can harm your clothes, your mucus membranes, as well as your eyes and mouth. Alcohol and chlorines useful in disinfecting surfaces but should be used appropriately.
6Myth: It is not safe to receive a letter or a package from China
It is safe to receive a letter or packet from China as they won’t put you at risk of contracting the coronavirus. It has been proved by earlier research that the virus does not survive for long on objects like letters and packages.
7Myth: Pets at home can spread the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
There is no evidence that states house pets can spread the virus or can be infected with it if no one else at home is infected. As prevention is better than cure, it is always advisable to wash your hands with soap and water after being in contact with pets to avoid common bacteria like salmonella or E. coli that can be transmitted between pets and humans.
8Myth: Pneumonia vaccines can protect you against the new coronavirus
There is no such thing and pneumonia vaccines like the pneumococcal and Hemophilus influenza type B vaccine cannot give you any sort of protection against the new coronavirus. So, it’s wise not to waste your money. The present coronavirus 2019nCov is a new virus and WHO as well as the experts are still doing research on it. But vaccines are recommended against respiratory illness for which they were meant as it could greatly protect your health.