The outbreak of COVID-19 across the whole world has stunned people. This pandemic has already taken millions of lives in many affected countries and still continuing. Both the cure and vaccine are not yet known to humans. It is exhausting the healthcare resources of every nation. It is only natural that when you encounter something unknown you form various assumptions and myths. You must stop believing in these myths for not to put your life at risk.
- COVID – 19 Is A Type of Flu
The symptoms of COVID-19 infection like coughing, fever and fatigue can be said similar to flu infections. However, with the recent developments it has become asymptomatic in some cases. Though both cause respiratory problems, the main distinction is the higher mortality rate in COVID-19 cases. Seasonal influenza has even less than 0.1% mortality rate.
- Wearing Face Mask Will Completely Protect from Corona Virus
Wearing mask is definitely a must when going out of your house, but it does not mean only wearing mask will protect you from infection. If you do not maintain social distancing, disinfecting and avoiding contact with sick people, you might be affected even you wear a mask. These measures slow down the process of transmission.
It is advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use cloth masks and put aside the protective respiratory face masks and surgical masks for the protection of the healthcare workers. Custom Earth Promos, a Florida based eco-friendly company, is to trying to cut down another shortage by producing top quality face masks. Their products are made with 100% recycled and chemical-free materials.
- Only the Elderly Are Affected
Since the older people have many health issues together with suppressed immunity, it is likely that they are in the greatest risk. However, the facts provided by the CDC shows that in the US, among every 2,500 affected people 29 percent were between the age group of 20 to 44 years.
- The Virus Was Man-made Creation
The popular conspiracy theory of creation of biological weapon, or lab experiments going out of control has propped up online and has deeply rooted in the minds of many people. This kind of beliefs is caused by mistrust and it further leads to misinformation.
However, the truth is that, we live in a world where every organism interacts with each other and are vulnerable to the contamination or diseases it carries. You cannot control all the elements in the environment.
- The Authorities Are Not Disclosing the Truth
Not trusting the authorities and concerned institutions during pandemic or any emergency can damage human lives and the nation. You will lose insight on the seriousness of the problem. Underestimating the problem increases the spread and on the other hand, overestimating may lead to panic, social disorder and mental health problems.
Stay updated and follow the suggestion of the experts. Keep maintaining social distance outside, wash your hands, disinfect and avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. Don’t forget to wear a mask.