Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous COVID 19 myths busted out there.
COVID 19 is a new virus about which scientists and researchers are discovering new information every day. However, thanks to social media, there have been many myths circulating on the internet. During this time when everything and everyone is on edge, it’s good to educate yourself on what is true and what is fiction. Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous COVID 19 myths busted out there.
COVID 19 Myths Busted
When COVID-19 first broke out, videos circulated on social media claiming that drinking bleach can help cure you. This is probably one of the most dangerous myths because drinking bleach will kill you. Treatments for viral infections usually involve drugs that keep the virus from replicating or drugs to treat the symptoms, allowing the body to beat the virus over time.
Other Homeopathic Remedies
While the homeopathic industry would like us to believe that there is a household plant or kitchen vegetable that can magically cure cancer and COVID-19, the fact is that there isn’t. No cure for any illness will come from the kitchen of some guy in Florida willing to sell you a bottle of the cure for $19.99. Installments are available.
Face Masks Will Protect You
Surgical masks or any homemade masks will not protect you from inhaling aerosolized droplets from the guy who just sneezed in your face. Notice the gap between the mask and your neck and cheeks? That’s a big security breach right there! The best way to protect yourself is social distancing and hand washing. One face mask that can help is the N95, but those should be reserved for hospital workers, not your grocery run.
Chinese or Foreign Virus
Viruses do not discriminate nor do they have a nationality or passport. COVID-19 may have originated in China, but it does not affect Chinese or Asian people more easily than other ethnic groups. Just because someone is Asian does not mean they are infected either. What COVID-19 does is take advantage of weak immune systems and underlying health issues.
COVID-19 Was Lab-Made
Viruses mutate very quickly. Their genomes are packed with genes that all have a purpose. Any change in their genomes means a change in their surface proteins. This is why the flu virus changes every year and why COVID-19 was able to jump from animals to people. People don’t mutate like viruses because our genome is 99% junk DNA that codes for nothing.
COVID 19 Facts and Fears