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COVID-19 Myth Busters

COVID-19 has impacted families across the world. With so much information circulating about the virus, it is important to know the facts. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth afterwards. When a person speaks, coughs, or sneezes, respiratory droplets from these actions can cause you to become infected by the virus.  Here are some myth busters about COVID-19.

Myth: Standing out in the sun prevents you from contracting the coronavirus disease.

Myth: Eating garlic can help prevent infection of the coronavirus disease.

Myth: Cold weather and snow kills the coronavirus.

Myth: If you can hold your breath for at least 10 seconds without coughing, this means you do not have the coronavirus disease.

Myth: Drinking alcohol will prevent you from contracting the coronavirus disease.

Myth: Taking hot baths will prevent you from contracting the coronavirus disease.

Myth: The coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites.

Myth: Rinsing your nose regularly with saline will prevent you from contracting the coronavirus disease.

Myth: The coronavirus disease only affects the older population.

Myth: Air dryers are effective in killing the coronavirus.

Here are some resources to help you stay up-to-date with the latest information about COVID-19:

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Florida Department of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

Resources:

World Health Organization. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

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