Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic social media has been flooded with a variety of conflicting information regarding public safety during the pandemic. It’s important to always fact-check any information before implementing precautionary measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. It’s quickly become a full time job for health officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) to bust Covid-19 misinformation. Below we have highlighted some of the most popular misconceptions regarding the coronavirus, you can also click here to read the entire article on the World Health Organization’s website.
Being Able to Hold Your Breath for 10 Seconds Without Coughing Means You Don’t Have Covid-19 (MYTH)
- The best way to confirm if you have Covid-19 is with a laboratory test. You cannot confirm it with a breathing exercise. Click here to learn more!
Hydroxychloroquine & Other Prescription Medication Can Treat Covid-19 (MYTH)
- While several drug trials are ongoing there is no current proof that hydroxychloroquine or any other drug can cure or prevent Covid-19. Click here to learn more!
The Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is caused by a Virus. Not by Bacteria (FACT)
- The virus that causes COVID-19 is in a family of viruses called Coronaviridae. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. Some people who become ill with COVID-19 can also develop a bacterial infection as a complication. In this case, antibiotics may be recommended by a healthcare provider. Click here to learn more!
Coronavirus Can be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bites (MYTH)
- To date, there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. Click here to learn more!
As U.S citizens it’s our responsibility to do our research and obtain information from credible sources like the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) when making healthcare decisions. Although we are beginning to see a decrease in global cases of Covid-19 it’s important to continue fact checking all Covid-19 information and following the proper precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This includes following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks or cloth face coverings when in public. Continuing to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol after touching possibly contaminated surfaces, and using disinfectants like Wex-Cide Germicidal cleaner on commonly touched surfaces throughout the day. You can also click here to view our infection control page to view all in stock and ready to ship supplies to help combat the spread of Covid-19.