Truths, myths and legends in the fight against the coronavirus (according to the WHO)

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DEMONSTRATED: Currently, there is no authorized medication to treat or prevent COVID-19.

Although several drug trials are ongoing, hydroxychloroquine or any other drug has so far not been shown to cure or prevent COVID-19.

The improper use of hydroxychloroquine can cause serious side effects and health problems and even cause death.

WHO is coordinating efforts to develop and evaluate drugs against COVID-19.

SHOWN: Adding hot pepper to soup or other foods does NOT prevent or cure COVID-19.
Hot peppers (chilies) are very tasty, but their consumption does not prevent or cure COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is to keep a distance of at least 1 meter from other people and to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. It is also beneficial for general health to follow a balanced diet, maintain adequate hydration, exercise regularly and sleep well.

Houseflies DO NOT transmit COVID-19
To date, there is no data or information that indicates that house flies can transmit the virus that causes COVID-19. Said virus spreads mainly through the tiny drops generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. It is also possible to become infected if you touch a contaminated surface and then put your hand to your eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands first. To protect yourself, it is recommended to keep a distance of at least 1 meter from other people and disinfect surfaces that are often touched. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.

DEMONSTRATED: Spraying bleach or other disinfectants on the body or introducing them into the body does not protect COVID-19 and can be dangerous.
Bleach or other disinfectants should never be sprayed on the body or introduced into the body. These substances can be toxic if ingested, and contact with them irritates and damages the skin and eyes. Bleach and disinfectants should only be used for surface disinfection and always with due caution. Remember to keep chlorine (bleach) and other disinfectants out of the reach of children.

Drinking methanol, ethanol, or bleach does NOT prevent or cure COVID-19 and can be extremely dangerous.
Methanol, ethanol and lye are toxic substances: drinking them can lead to disability or even death. Some cleaning products contain methanol, ethanol, or bleach to remove the virus from surfaces, but should never be drunk. Not only would they not destroy the viruses present in the body, but they would also damage internal tissues and organs.

To protect yourself against COVID-19, disinfect objects and surfaces, especially those you touch often. For this you can use diluted bleach or alcohol. Be sure to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and do not touch your eyes, mouth, or nose.

5G mobile phone networks DO NOT spread COVID-19

Viruses do not travel through electromagnetic waves or mobile phone networks. COVID-19 is spreading in many countries where there is no 5G network.

COVID-19 is transmitted through tiny droplets of expelled respiratory secretions when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. It is also possible to become infected if you touch a contaminated surface and then put your hand to your eyes, mouth or nose.

DEMONSTRATED: Exposure to the sun or temperatures above 25oC does NOT prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
You can get COVID-19, no matter how sunny or warm the weather is. Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in hot countries. To protect yourself, wash your hands often and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

SHOWN: You can recover from coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Getting the new coronavirus does NOT mean that you will keep it for life.
Most people who get COVID-19 can recover and remove the virus from their bodies. If you do get the disease, be sure to treat your symptoms. If you have a cough, fever, and shortness of breath, seek medical attention quickly, but first call your health center. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.

SHOWN: Just being able to hold your breath for ten seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean that you do not have coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, tiredness, and fever. Some people can develop more serious forms of the disease, such as pneumonia. The best way to know if you have the virus that causes COVID-19 disease is to have a laboratory test. You will not be able to leave doubts carrying out this breathing exercise, which could even be dangerous.

SHOWN: Drinking alcohol will not protect you from COVID19 and could be dangerous

Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption can increase the risk of health problems.

The COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
The scientific evidence obtained so far indicates that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ANY AREA, including those with a hot and humid climate. Regardless of weather conditions, protective measures must be taken if you live in or travel to an area where COVID-19 has been reported. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently. In this way, viruses that may be on the hands are eliminated and infection that could be caused by touching the eyes, mouth and nose is avoided.

Cold and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
The normal temperature of the human body is maintained around 36.5 ° and 37 °, regardless of the outside temperature or weather conditions. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that cold can kill the new coronavirus or kill other diseases. The most effective way to protect yourself against 2019-nCoV is to clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water.

Bathing in hot water does not prevent infection with the new coronavirus
Bathing in hot water does not provide any protection against COVID-19. Regardless of the temperature of the bath or shower water, the body temperature will continue to be from 36.5 ° C to 37 ° C. In fact, if the water is too hot you can get burned. The best thing you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently to remove viruses that may be on the surface and not spread by touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites
The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus that is spread primarily by contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets that are generated when that person coughs or sneezes, for example, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To date, there is no information or evidence to indicate that 2019-nCoV can be transmitted by mosquitoes. To protect yourself, avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough, and practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.

Can the new coronavirus be killed with a hand dryer?
No. Hand dryers don't kill the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), wash your hands frequently with a hydroalcoholic gel or soap and water. Once cleaned, dry them well with paper towels or a hot air dryer.

SHOWN: Ultraviolet (UV) lamps should not be used to disinfect hands or other skin areas.
UV radiation can irritate the skin and damage the eyes. The most effective way to eliminate viruses is to clean your hands with a hydroalcoholic disinfectant gel or wash them with soap and water.

FACT: Non-contact thermometers DO NOT detect COVID-19
Non-contact thermometers are effective in detecting people with fever (that is, with a higher than normal body temperature). However, they do not allow detection of people infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Fever can have multiple causes. Call a healthcare professional if you need help or seek medical attention immediately if you have a fever and live in an area at risk for malaria (malaria) or dengue.

Do pneumonia vaccines protect against the new coronavirus?
No. Pneumonia vaccines, such as pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine, do not protect against the new coronavirus.

The 2019-nCoV is so new and different that it is necessary to develop a specific vaccine, which is already being worked on with the support of the WHO.

Although pneumonia vaccines are not effective against 2019 ‑ nCoV, it is highly desirable to get vaccinated against respiratory diseases to maintain good health.

Should I rinse my nose regularly with saline to prevent infection with the new coronavirus?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that this practice protects against infection with the new coronavirus.

Source: OMS

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