CoronaVirus Myth Busters: Symptoms & Prevention

People of all ages can be infected by the coronavirus. Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Coronavirus Myth Busters:

  • Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the CoronaVirus.
  • The CoronaVirus CAN be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
  • The CoronaVirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • There is NO evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can transmit the CoronaVirus.
  • Taking a hot bath DOES NOT prevent the CoronaVirus.
  • Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the CoronaVirus.
  • Thermal scanners CAN detect if people have a fever but CANNOT detect whether or not someone has the CoronaVirus.
  • Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body WILL NOT kill viruses that have already entered your body.
  • Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, DO NOT provide protection against the CoronaVirus.
  • There is NO evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the CoronaVirus.
  • Garlic is healthy but there is NO evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the CoronaVirus.
  • Antibiotics DO NOT work against viruses, antibiotics only work against bacteria.
  • To date, there is NO specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the CoronaVirus.


  • Dry Cough
  • High Fever
  • Sore Throat
  • Difficulty in Breathing

How it spreads:

  • Air by cough or sneeze
  • Persona contact (Handshakes)
  • Contaminated objects
  • Mass gathering


  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a face mask
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze

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Source points – World Health Organization

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