FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans.

The viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold. Human coronaviruses have already affected thousands of life in China and from China, these viruses also keep going and infecting other countries such as India.

Therefore, for prevention, there are many facts and myths also buzzing in social media. Thus, cistheta is reaching you to clear out all the stuff. Following are the facts and myths about coronaviruses you need to know.

Myth: Corona is the most dangerous virus that exists.

Fact: The common flu kills 60 times more people annually than Corona.

 

Myth: I will die if I am diagnosed with the Coronavirus.

Fact: Only 2% of cases have reported deaths and most of these deaths were associated with weaker immune systems (e.g. old age).




 

Myth: I need to buy a hazmat suit and an n95 mask to stay protected.

Fact: Washing hands and sneezing into elbows is the best practice.

 

Myth: We all need to panic and blame China for this emergency. I should also make insensitive jokes about international students.

Fact: The panic and hysteria that’s happening are fueled by racism and xenophobia, not evidence or practicality. Nothing justifies being rude to others.

 

Myth: I should believe everything I read online about Coronavirus because it is all factually checked and written without any bias.

Fact: Misinformation and racism are more dangerous than any virus. Check for references and look for evidence, not ideology.

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