Coronavirus has affected everybody in society, in one way or the other. With everyone taking about the contagious virus, some misinformation has been spread. The World Health Organisation (WHO) busts some common myths.
The latest conspiracy theory accuses 5G mobile networks for spreading COVID-19.
The WHO completely dismiss this notion. It states: “Viruses can’t travel on radio waves or mobile networks.”
To further hammer this point home, it adds: “COVID-19 is spreading in many countries that do not have 5G mobile networks.”
This is true, as India, Iran and Japan don’t have 5G networks but are still suffering the consequences from the virus.
WHO explain that “COVID-19 is spread through respiratoatry droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks”.
And another way of infection is to touch a “contaminated surface” and then your “eyes, mouth or nose”.
Another myth flying about is that the warmer weather will kill off the virus.
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Then there’s the rumour that once you’ve been infected with COVID-19, you have it for life.
The WHO said: “Most of the people who catch COVID-19 can recover and eliminate the virus from their bodies.”
Most people who develop symptoms of the illness, such as a cold and fever, can recover thanks to supportive care.
This means resting well, drinking plenty of fluids and taking paracetamol when needed – such as for the fever.