Can a face masks protect you from the virus?
No, surgical masks are not designed to block out viral particles. But they can help prevent infected people from spreading the virus by blocking any respiratory droplets.
Can Kids catch the Coronavirus?
No. Children can catch Coronavirus. Data suggest fewer cases in children compared with adults. But this might be due to less exposure. Compared to the older population, when children become infected, they seem less likely to develop severe disease.
Does seasonal flu spread faster, Coronavirus?
This is not accurate. Scientist calculates the R0 to estimate how easily a virus spreads. Currently, SARS-CoV-2 has R0 estimated at 2.2. It simply means a single infected person will infect about 2.2 other people. By comparison, the seasonal flu has an R0 of 1.3
Does the COVID-19 virus is just a mutated form of the common cold?
This is not true. Coronavirus is a large family of viruses. Scientists said that 90% of SARS-CoV-2 (that infect bats) genetic materials are the same as coronaviruses. Suggesting that the Coronavirus came from bats to the human body via an intermediate animal.
The virus was made in a lab
There is no evidence to support this statement. SARS-CoV-2 closely resembles 2 other coronaviruses. That has triggered outbreaks in recent decades. SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, AND MERS-CoV-2 seem to have originated in bats.
Getting COVID-19 will definitely kill you
81% of people who are infected with Coronavirus have mild cases. Having flu and just a few other symptoms. About 13.8% report the severe illness. With having shortness of breathing. And only about 4.7% is critical. With having failures in multi-organs and respiratory systems.
You will know when you get infected
This is not accurate. Early on, infected people may show no symptoms at all. COVID-19 symptoms are mostly similar to the flu and the common cold. Common COVID-19 symptoms include fever cough and difficulty breathing. Rarer symptoms can consist of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and a runny nose.
Vitamin C supplements will protect you from COVID-19
No evidence suggests that vitamin C gives people immunity to COVID-19. Vitamin C actually does essential roles in the human body. It supports the normal functioning of the immune system. Megadosing will not lower your risk of catching COVID-19
You shouldn’t receive packages from China
According to the statements from the World Health Organization (WHO), it is safe to receive letters or packages from China. Coronaviruses don’t survive long on objects such as letters and parcels.
Cold weather and snow can kill COVID-19
This is not true, the average human body temperature remains around 36.5 C to 37 C (37.7F to 98.6 F), So the virus can live inside your body.
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