Let’s look at the importance of knowing the facts and hoaxes about Covid-19
In the midst of a new type of corona virus pandemic, Covid-19, lots of information is milling about. But not all true, some of the information is just hoax alias.We must be very clever to sort and select information, so we can do to prevent corona virus properly. If you do not choose the right information, it can lead to panic, even inhibit the prevention of Covid-19 epidemic transmission.Let’s look at a series of facts and hoaks about Covid-19 which was successfully summarized.
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1. HOAX: Drinking Alcohol Can Kill Coronavirus
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that improper drinking of alcohol can kill the Covid-19 virus.able to kill the virus.WHO confirms that alcohol and chlorine can be used to disinfect the surface of an object. But both must be used with the right recommendations.
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2. HOAX: Drinking Tea Prevents Covid-19 Transmission that improper
drinking of alcohol can kill the Coviid-19 virus. When a virus has entered a person’s body, spraying alcohol or even drinking it will not be able to kill the virus. WHO stressed.Drinking tea can help prevent Covid-19 transmission in the human body is a claim for which there is no scientific evidence. In addition, no credible research has been found that uses hot tea to cure patients infected with the Covid-19 virus.An immunologist has argued that if tea can prevent Covid-19 transmission, according to him the Covid-19 virus infects alveolar epithelial cells in the lungs, while tea that is drunk won’t reach the lungs.
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3. HOAX: Covid-19 is a type of fungus
Reported on the official WHO website, it is known that Covid-19 is a large family of Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and all three are corona viruses.
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4. HOAX: Peeled Shallots Can Suck Covid-19 Virus
The claim that peeled onions can suck and kill viruses is a false claim. This claim is an old hoax that was re-circulated and linked to the Covid-19 outbreak.The overseas inspection site, snopes.com , has stated that placing the onion in a bowl around the house will not fight the virus, not even the flu virus. The National Onion Association (NOA) organization claims that this is a myth.
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5. HOAX: Cannabis Is Able to Ward Off Corona
Cannabis can ward off the Covid-19 virus is misinformation. Until now there has been no evidence that the content in cannabis can ward off Covid-19. The Chief of Science, Dr. Andy Yates, claims that this is misleading information.
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6. HOAX: Coronavirus Ruined with Water
The claim that the corona virus will be destroyed with water is a false claim. Health experts and the World Health Organization also say plain water cannot kill viruses, and guidelines from health agencies recommend that people wash their hands with water and soap or use hand sanitizers to kill viruses in their hands. Meanwhile, to kill viruses in inanimate objects using a disinfectant liquid.
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7. HOAX: Gargling with Warm Water and Salt or Vinegar Can Eliminate Corona Virus
Gargling with a combination of warm water, salt, and vinegar, used as a way to relieve cold and flu-related symptoms such as a sore throat there is no evidence that it can ward off and eliminate infections from covid-19.Drinking enough water to avoid dehydration is a health suggestion, but gargling with a combination of vinegar undoubtedly removes the corona virus.While claims to drink water can prevent corona, facts according to WHO suggest drinking more water, but they do not justify if water can cure corona.
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8. HOAX: Eating bananas can ward off Corona
Bananas do have many benefits for the body, but there are no studies that bananas can ward off Covid-19. Diseases that can be prevented by eating bananas include blood pressure, asthma, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes
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9. HOAX: Pregnant Women can Transmit Covid-19 Virus in the Womb
Until now there is no strong evidence that shows the virus is transmitted from mother to fetus or affect the baby later. This problem is still in the research stage. Importantly, pregnant women must take precautions to protect themselves from exposure to the virus and seek treatment as soon as possible if you experience symptoms such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath.
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10. HOAX: Garlic can Prevent Covid-19 Transmission
According to WHO garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence that eating garlic has protected people from the corona virus.
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11. HOAX: Hot Water can Prevent Covid-19 Transmission
Hot shower cannot prevent you from Covid-19. Your normal body temperature stays around 36.5 ° C to 37 ° C regardless of water temperature. Actually, bathing with very hot water can be dangerous, because it can burn the skin.
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12. FACT: Not Smoking Can Prevent Covid-19 Transmission
WHO has officially announced that smokers have a high risk if contracting the Covid-19 virus.
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13. FACT: Covid-19 Virus Cannot Be Prevented by Taking Antibiotics
Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. New corona viruses are viruses and therefore antibiotics should not be used for prevention or treatment. Antibiotics are only used according to doctor’s instructions to treat bacterial infections.
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14. FACT: Corona virus is not transmitted from breast milk
Because of the importance of breastfeeding, mothers who are breastfeeding can continue breastfeeding while continuing to take preventative measures. As with other respiratory viruses, the new corona virus is not transmitted through breast milk.
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15. FACT: The AC Cannot Kill Corona Virus
There is no evidence that cold weather can kill new corona viruses or other diseases. Thus, even air-conditioned rooms do not prevent Covid-19 transmission. Regardless of external temperatures or weather the normal human body temperature remains around 36.5 ° C to 37 ° C.
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16. FACT: Washing Hands with Soap Prevents Corona Transmission
WHO recommends that the most effective way to protect yourself from the corona virus (COVID-19) is to wash your hands frequently with soap and running water or when alcohol is not available (a minimum of 60%).
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17. FACT: Alcohol and Chlorine Cannot be Sprayed on the Human Body
Spraying such substances can actually damage clothes and mucous membranes (ie eyes, mouth).Be aware that alcohol and chlorine can be useful for disinfecting the surface of inanimate objects, but need to be used under appropriate recommendations.
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18. FACT: Packages from the Covid-19 Region are Safely Received
It is unlikely that commercial goods are contaminated from an infected person and there is also little risk of contracting a new corona virus from packages that have moved, are on the way, and are exposed to different conditions and temperatures.
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19. FACT: Viruses Spread Through Patients’ Fluids
Then enters through another person’s eyes, nose or mouth
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20. FACT: Cloth Masks Can Prevent Covid-19 Transmission
Cloth masks are proven to prevent Covid-19 transmission by as much as 80%. The number of masks on the market is very limited and health workers must get masks in order to carry out their tasks. We can help health workers work by not buying or using cloth masks.
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21. FACT: The Elderly and the Person Have a History of High Risk Disease if Contained Covid-19
New corona virus infections can be fatal and most of them occur in the elderly group (elderly) and those with chronic (chronic) health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease.
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22. FACT: A Temperature Meter Does Not Determine Someone Infected with Covid-19
However, the thermal scanner cannot detect an infected person but has not shown a fever. This is because it takes between 1 and 14 days before an infected person becomes sick and has a fever