Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

With the spread of coronavirus from one nation to another and them to literally an entire world, there are ample myths that people have begun to associate with it. There are indefinite fears that have built a place for themselves in the hearts as well as the mind of the individual. People are tending to believe everything they hear or come across without trying to shed light on how much information they receive from the outside world is actually correct. To put an end to some of these common myths associated with coronavirus here we are with the elaborated details that you will surely find helpful.

The spread of COVID-19/coronavirus depends on the climate 

One of the most common myths associated with the COVID-19 virus is that the spread of this virus depends to a great extent on the climatic conditions. However, this is not true as there are no facts to support this. The virus irrespective of the climate of the place has the potential to spread everywhere. Be it cold, hot or humid weather, it can spread everywhere so it is you who is supposed to take the protective measures. The most imperative thing that you can do is avoid traveling to places where the outbreak of the disease is on a major scale. Also, it is your responsibility to wash your hands time and again. Washing your hand eliminates the viruses that may get stuck to your hands. Do not touch your eyes, mouth, and nose with your hands when they are unwashed or when you are at a public place for long.

Cold weather is unreactive against coronavirus

Many of us have somehow begun to believe that it is only the heat that can deal with this virus and that snow is incapable of defeating the virus. However, there is no scientific study that proves this thought right. Irrespective of the temperature outside, our body tends to maintain a constant temperature of around 36.5°C to 37°C. The only way to protect yourself is to maintain proper hygiene especially related to the cleanliness of your hands by washing them regularly and at the same time using the alcohol-based hand sanitizers when washing is not an available option.

Hot water baths prevent contracting coronavirus disease

Many people have begun to believe that taking a hot bath can be highly beneficial against coronavirus as high temperatures prevent catching COVID-19. However, again we need to remind ourselves that the regular body temperature is maintained around 36.5°C to 37°C irrespective of the external temperature. This implies that taking a bath with extremely hot water can you’re your skin making it sensitive and creating other problems but will not help you prevent catching coronavirus. It is you distancing yourself from the crowded place that can prevent your body from falling prey to this virus.

Coronavirus spreads via mosquito bites

There have been no pieces of evidence produced that show that coronavirus can spread from a mosquito bite. It is basically a respiratory virus that is known to spread strictly via droplets that are generated each time an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is also known to spread via the saliva or the discharge from the nose. The alcohol-based hand rub is the only potential way of controlling the spread apart from washing your hands regularly with soap and water.

Hand dryers kill coronavirus

There are no facts to support that coronavirus can be killed with the help of hand dryers. Washing your hands time and again is the only way to protect yourself against this virus.

Ultraviolet disinfection lamp kills coronavirus

UV lamps are not an appropriate medium to sterilize hands or any other areas of the skin. The reason is that UV radiation can potentially cause damage to your skin apart from causing skin irritation. As already said alcohol-based sanitizers are the only dependable means to sterilize your hands.

The efforts are being made on a global scale to find a weapon to deal with this virus. Till then, we individuals need to behave sensibly and take all the precautions that the government and the health organizations are asking us to take. it is only our efforts that can prevent this virus from spreading further. Stay Safe:-)