It’s been a long time and it seems like Corona outbreak is getting in control in some of the countries but still, countries like Nepal and India are beliving on different types of homemade remedies that can defeat Corona. So according to the research of Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health published research regarding these all remedies by answering them if they can help us in any way to defeat Corona or COVID 19.
Before that this research has been published by WHO on their official website where you can see they are answering these kinds of Myths to help out humanity to stay safe from Corona. Make sure you check on the official page of the World Health Organization as well.
Myth 1: Eating Garlic or Lemon (And Other Foods Commonly Used as Home Remedies for Flu and Common Cold) can help prevent infection with the new Corona Virus?
False. Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. Similarly, vitamin C is an essential nutrient that can support immune function. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic or lemon (or other foods for that matter) has protected people from the new coronavirus.
Myth 2: Regularly Gargling with Saltwater or Saline Can Help Prevent Infection with The New Corona Virus, as well as drinking water to “Flush” the virus from your mouth?
False. There is no evidence that regularly gargling has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. While this may help soothe a sore throat, this practice will not prevent the virus from entering your lungs—neither will drinking frequent sips of water.
Myth 3: The new Corona Virus cannot be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.
False. The COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather.
Myth 4: Drinking warm water and getting enough sunlight is effective in preventing COVID-19?
False. There is no evidence that the COVID-19 can be killed at higher temperatures. Drinking warm water and getting enough sunlight may have other health benefits. For example, sunlight is good to get Vitamin D, but too much exposure to sunlight may also lead to sunburn.
Myth 5: Taking a hot bath can prevent the new coronavirus disease?
False. Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Myth 5: Hand dryers are effective in killing the new coronavirus?
False. Hand dryers are not effective in killing COVID-19. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand-rub (“sanitizer”) or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using towels or a warm air dryer.
Myth 7: Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body can kill the new corona virus?
False. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.
Myth 8: Vaccines against pneumonia can protect you against the new coronavirus?
False. No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus. The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, and WHO is supporting their efforts. Although these vaccines are not effective against COVID-19, vaccination against respiratory illnesses such as flu is highly recommended to protect your health.
Myth 9: The new coronavirus can be transmitted through MOSQUTTO Bites?
False. To date there has been no evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.
Myth 10: The new coronavirus affects only older people?
False. People of ALL AGES can be infected by the new 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. WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.
Wrapping it Up
These all are the myths those can be found and most of the people are still believing that they won’t get infected if they follow these. These are researched and tested and haven’t been proved that these can help us in any way. I hope you guys will follow the rules that government has said to follow during this pandemic period.