As the coronavirus gradually transformed into a global pandemic, many gullible people started becoming victims of misleading information. Be it television, WhatsApp, Facebook or other platforms, it doesn't really matter how the information is coming. What matters is the authenticity of the source.To top the messages and false news that have been propagating by unauthentic sources, there have been baseless theories regarding the virus itself. These include how the virus began, how it spreads, how we can stay safe and above all, how all of us can restrict and defeat it. All these combined concerns have added to the rising confusion amongst people. With an overflow of information, it is hard to label something as true or false. Let's say - Is having an onion really effective in fighting against coronavirus?
First things first, the new COVID-19 is not a type of 'bacteria' that lives on the skin and gets 'triggered'. Rather it is a type of coronavirus, hence antibiotics are of no use against it. While vaccines are in the making and many trials are being run, the least that can be done is proper prevention.
To run away from these baseless conspiracies and false safety measures, it is important to depend on reliable sources such as the WHO (World Health Organization), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and of course, your concerned local health departments. All of these organisations have relevant information up on their websites. Another easily accessible authentic source is the COVID-19 information centre set up by Facebook, and the official WHO contact available on WhatsApp.
So despite all the flood of misinformation, there is no need to panic. While there is no doubt that the virus has caused many deaths worldwide, most people who develop mild to mediocre symptoms can recover via simple and effective care. Many critical patients have healed too. The truth for self-care is still out, and so here is a compilation of the 14 myths by Design Hill, regarding the global pandemic - busted!
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