The spread of coronavirus has spread at the same speed as fake news, or infodemia. There are many speculative and no-truth articles or advice that unfortunately most people in the world consider to be true.
Coronavirus is an unknown virus and doctors and scientists know very little about it. Here are some fake and untrue or fake news circulating in various media around the world.
Fake : Antibiotics can treat and prevent it.
Fact: Antibiotics only work against bacteria and not viruses. They will neither prevent nor treat Covid 19. But aspirin or paracetamol can relieve symptoms of coronavirus.
Fake : Hot baths and garlic help against coronavirus.
Fact: There is no scientific evidence that this helps against this virus.
Fake : Some claims on social media suggest that spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body can protect against COVID-19 infection.
Fact: There is no evidence to support these claims. Good hygiene practices, including frequent hand washing and avoiding close social contact, can help reduce the risk of infection.
Fake : Hand air dryers are effective in killing new coronavirus.
Fact: Hand dryers are not effective against COVID-19, but hand washing with soap and water is. Clean hands should be thoroughly dried with a clean towel.
Fake : The new coronavirus can spread from mosquito bites to Chinese food.
Fact: The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus that spreads mainly through contact, coughing, sneezing or salivation of people, not others.
Fake : Regularly rinsing your nose with salt water can prevent COVID-19 infection.
Fact: There is no evidence that regularly rinsing your nose with salt water has protected people. There is some poor evidence that regular nose rinse with salt can help some people recover faster from common cold, but this does not prevent respiratory infections.