COVID-19 (MYTHS & FACTS)




Myths Regarding ‘The Deadly Corona Virus’ or the COVID-19…...

The persons who are having their blood group as ‘ A ’ are more likely to be a corona virus victim and the least affected ones are the individuals having ‘ O ’ as blood group …..?? The first question or query to be answered is :- ‘The persons who are having their blood group as ‘ A ’ are more likely to be a corona virus victim and the least affected ones are the individuals having ‘ O ’ as blood group …..?? ’ . Many of us might have heard about this statement either from somewhere or the other. It is because of a research or it will be right in saying it a study ; according to the study done by the Chinese researchers which was done by observing about the 2,100 patients who were the victims of the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . The team of the researches was doing its research in the hospitals of Wuhan and Shenzhen . The team found that about that the number of people died in China which 206 . It was seen that about 41% were having blood group ‘A ’ and on the other hand about 25% were having there blood group as ‘ O ’ . Now you all will be very curious to know about the fact that is the above written statement is true or false. But the research paper is just a ‘ pre – print ’ . So, we cannot say anything on the fact . But on the other hand it was seen that about in the country ‘ USA ’ about ‘ 47 ’ % were having there blood group as ‘ O and about ‘ 37 % ‘ were having blood group as ‘ A ’ . If you have blood group as ‘ A ’ then you need not to panic because chances of corona to you are not 100 % . Thus ; the above statement means the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 victims can be anyone . It does not depends upon the type of blood group any individual is having . So, you all need to take precautions so that you do not become the victim of new corona virus or the COVID – 19 .

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new corona virus that is the COVID – 19 ……?? So, our next question in the list is :- ‘Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new corona virus that is the COVID – 19 ……?? ’ . According to WHO ( World Health Organization ); To date , there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . However, those infected with the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 should receive appropriate care in order to relieve and the successful treatment of the symptoms , and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care as well as proper look after. Some specific treatments are under investigation , and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range of partners. In India too many cases were seen like a person selling lockets for the treatment of Corona Virus or the COVID – 19. You all are advised not to take any medicine as there is no such medicine available which will cure corona virus or protect you from the new corona virus or the COVID – 19. If anyone tells you then you must say no to it. Thus, be careful and save yourself from this deadly virus and at last too there is no medicine made for curing new corona virus and hence be careful. Only precautions are best medicines of new corona virus or the COVID – 19 .
Are the antibiotics effective in the prevention and the treatment of the new corona virus or COVID – 19 ….?? So, let us quickly go across the next question :- ‘Are the antibiotics effective in the prevention and the treatment of the new corona virus or COVID – 19 ….?? ’ . According to the WHO ; No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is a virus and thus, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of protective measure or prevention as well as treatment of the new coronavirus or the COVID – 19. However , If you are hospitalized for the New corona virus or COVID – 19 then in that case you may be receiving antibiotics since bacterial co – infection might be possible in that case. Hence, antibiotics are not effective in case of viral attacks but they are in the case of bacterial attacks .

Does the new corona virus affect older people , or are younger people more susceptible …..?? Let us move on to our next query ;- ‘Does the new corona virus affect older people , or are younger people more susceptible …..?? ’ . People of all ages can be infected by the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . People who are more than 60 years of age and also those people who are having any pre – existing medical conditions for example :- asthma , diabetes , heart disease ) are more likely or vulnerable to getting or becoming severely ill or infected by the virus . It is not like that only the older people will affected by the illness of the virus but people of all the ages can be the victims of this deadly corona virus or the COVID – 19 . But the older people and especially those having any disease like heart disease or like the asthma need to be more careful. As the 1st death in the state of Gujarat was of a lady who was 60+ and hence was suffering from a heart disease and was corona positive. Thus, you need to take good and proper care of yourself because always health is necessary. WHO too advices to all the people located across the globe that people of all ages have to take various steps in order to protect themselves from the deadly virus , for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene and by maintaining social distancing means in simple words to isolate yourself from others . Thus, be safe and secure and be a part in not allowing the spreading of the deadly virus.
Can eating garlic help in the prevention of the infection with the new corona virus or COVID – 19 …..?? So, moving on to our next query :- ‘ Can eating garlic help in the prevention of the infection with the new corona virus or COVID – 19 …..?? ’ . Garlic is no doubt a healthy and nutritious food that may have some antimicrobial properties . However , there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the deadly new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . Thus there are no evidences which reveals that by eating the garlic you can protect yourself from the deadly new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . But it is advised to eat those things which in turn will improve your immunity and thus boosting your immune system which will be helpful as you will be not vulnerable to diseases like the common cough and flu. So, be healthy by eating healthy and nutritious food .
Can regularly rinsing of your nose by the saline help in the prevention of the infection of the corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? Next query in our list is :- ‘Can regularly rinsing of your nose by the saline help in the prevention of the infection of the corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? ’ . According to WHO ( World Health Organization ); No , there is no evidences that proves that regularly rinsing your nose with the saline has protected people from the infections with the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline can help people recover from the common cold . However , regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent yourself from the respiratory infections of the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . Thus no reports or evidences show that rinsing your nose time to time with saline will help to remove infections of the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 .
Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the ill effects of the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? So, coming to our next question :- ‘Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the ill effects of the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? ’ . The very simple answer to this question is ‘ No ’According to WHO ( World Health Organization ) ; Vaccine against pneumonia , such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B ( Hib ) vaccine , do not provide protection against the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . The virus is so new and so different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop and make a vaccine against the new corona virus or COVID – 19 . and WHO too is supporting their efforts fully . Although these vaccines are not effective against the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 , vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health .
Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body parts will be helpful in killing the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….??? So, coming on to our next question which is :- ‘Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body parts will be helpful in killing the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ’ . The simple answer to this question is No. According to WHO ; Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body . Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes . for example the eyes and the mouth. Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.
How much effective are the thermal scanners in the detection of the people infected or who are suffering with the corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? So, let us quickly move upon the next question which is :- ‘How much effective are the thermal scanners in the detection of the people infected or who are suffering with the corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? ’ . Thermal scanners are effective in detecting those people who have developed a fever which in simple and easy words means that they have their body temperature comparatively higher than the normal body temperature . The thermal scanners can only detect the fever developed due to the new corona virus or the COVID – 19. However, they cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever . This is because it takes between approximately about 2 – 10 days before the people who are infected becomes sick and develop a fever. Thus, thermal scanners can only detect the fever due to the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 .
Can an UV ( ULTRAVIOLET ) disinfection lamp be of any help to us in saving us from the virus or COVID – 19 ……?? So, now lets focus on our next question :- ‘Can an UV ( ULTRAVIOLET ) disinfection lamp be of any help to us in saving us from the virus or COVID – 19 ……?? ’ . UV lamps or the ultraviolet lamps should not be used to sterilize hands and other areas of skin as radiations can cause skin irritation . Thus, it is advised not to use UV lamps for sterilizing your hands or the areas of skin .
Are the hand dryers available effective in the killing of the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? So, let us quickly move up to our question which is :- ‘Are the hand dryers available effective in the killing of the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….?? ’ . The simple answer to the above raised question is ‘ NO ’ . Hand dryers are not effective in killing the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . In order to save or protect yourself from this deadly virus you should frequently wash your hands for a minimum time of 20 seconds and with an alcohol – based hand rub or wash them with soap and water . It is again advised that if soap and water are available then you should always prefer washing your hands with the soap and water rather than the various sanitizers . Once your hands are cleaned , you should dry them thoroughly by using either a paper towel or a warm air dryer .

Some Facts Regarding The Deadly And Prevalent New Corona Virus Or The COVID – 19 …….

The new corona virus or the COVID – 19 cannot be transmitted through the mosquito bites …… The first regarding the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is that :- ‘The new corona virus or the COVID – 19 cannot be transmitted through the mosquito bites …… ’ . So, elaborating our fact further ; to date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 could be transferred through the mosquitoes. The new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through the droplets which are generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes , or through the droplets of the saliva or either from the discharge through the nose of the infected person . In order to protect yourself from the deadly corona virus or the COVID – 19 than you must need to clean your hands frequently with an alcohol – based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. In such situations it also advised that you should also avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing. Thus no evidences till date have been found which proves or shows that the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 spreads through the mosquitoes bites .
Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 disease ….. Our next fact regarding the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is as follows :- ‘Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 disease ….. ’ . Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5 degree Celsius to about 37 degree Celsius . regardless of the temperature of your bath or the shower . Actually , taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be in many cases and situations harmful too and you can burn yourself or other problems . The best way to protect yourself from the deadly new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is to frequently wash your hands . By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infections that could occur by then touching your eyes , mouth or your nose .
Cold weather and snow cannot kill the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 disease …..
So, our next fact in the list regarding the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is as follows :- ‘ Cold weather and snow cannot kill the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 disease …..
’ . There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 or the other diseases . The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5 degree Celsius and 37 degree Celsius , regardless of the external temperature or weather . The most effective way to protect yourself against the deadly new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is frequently wash your hands . By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infections that could occur by then touching your eyes , mouth or your nose .
The new corona virus or the COVID – 19 can be transmitted in the areas which are having the hot and humid climate ….. So, our next fact in the list of facts regarding the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is as follows :- ‘The new corona virus or the COVID – 19 can be transmitted in the areas which are having the hot and humid climate ….. ’ . From the evidences so far , the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 can be transmitted in all areas , including areas with hot and humid weather . Regardless of the climate , adopt protective measures if you live in , or travel to an area reporting about the COVID – 19 . The most effective way to protect yourself against the deadly new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is frequently wash your hands . By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infections that could occur by then touching your eyes , mouth or your nose.

There is no evidence found that companion animals or the companion pets such as the dogs or the cats can transmit the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….. Regarding our next fact which is :- ‘There is no evidence found that companion animals or the companion pets such as the dogs or the cats can transmit the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 ….. ’ . There has been no evidences till date found about the fact that companion animals or the companion pets such as the dogs or the cats can transmit the new corona virus or the COVID – 19. So, the news which you might have anytime heard that companion animals or the companion pets such as the dogs or the cats can transmit the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 is till now not proved .

No special masks have been formed which will protect you from the new corona virus or the COVID – 19….. Now coming to the new fact which is :- ‘No special masks have been formed which will protect you from the new corona virus or the COVID – 19. ’ . You should be also be aware of the fact that no such special masks has been formed which will be protecting you against the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 .
There are chances of getting infected by the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 from the parcels from the CHINA. So moving to the new fact which is :- ‘ There are chances of getting infected by the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 from the parcels from the CHINA. ’ . Yes you read it right that there are no chances of getting the deadly corona virus or the COVID – 19 from the parcels from the CHINA .

Thus these were some of the myths and facts about the new corona virus or the COVID – 19 . Thus my only request to all the people reading this article is that to be safe and allow all the rules and regulations given to you by the Prime Minister or any government authority and not to believe in any of the fake news and myths till they are not proved or till no evidence is found . Hence remain safe and lets fight this deadly COVID – 19 out of India.

Reference :- Official website of WHO (World Health Organisation)

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Corona Virus Help line numbers (India)

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manisha

I am an Insurance Adviser (LIC) and an online re-seller. Also I am working in online field from past five years.

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