There is a long list of myth surrounding this COVID-19 and the best safety measures to be taken to be safe from coronavirus infection.
What’s your top 3?
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Well people will still be gullible no matter how much information you try tom put out there but for me my top three still remains:
Myth 1: Face masks are a good defence against catching any airborne illness
Fact: A lot of research has been done on the effectiveness of face masks in preventing infection against influenza and other airborne infections (coronavirus). Despite much research, the verdict is still under debate. There is no evidence yet that masks can protect healthy people in their day to day life.
In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend healthy people to wear a face mask to prevent contracting respiratory diseases, including COVID 19.
The best defence strategy to save yourself is by washing hands properly and frequently.
Myth 2: Wearing gloves can prevent you from picking germs
Fact: Surgical gloves are not the best way to avoid germs. Gloves are like your skin, they pick up germs and pathogens from unclean surfaces just like your skin. If you touch your face with these gloves, you might get infected just like you would when you touch your face with unclean bare hands.
For gloves to serve as a protective gear, you need to change or clean them as often as you would wash your ungloved hands.
But when you are caring for someone with an illness like COVID 19, CDC recommends you to wear gloves when you come in contact with the person’s blood, stool or other bodily fluids.
Myth 3: Vitamin C can help you recover faster
Fact: You might have read at several places that a tall glass of orange juice can help you recover faster when you are under the weather. Yes, vitmain is important for immune defence, but even taking a daily dose of vitamin C, reduce cold’s duration only by about 8 per cent, says the National Institue of Health (NIH).
If you start oping Vitmain C, once you are already sick, it won’t do much to speed up your recovery, says the NIH.
Let me give another person space to contribute as well.
Oh well… Let’s hear from people also.