COVID-19 Facts: Truth Behind Myths About Viral Disease

Check out some COVID-19 facts and myths about it you shouldn’t believe.

COVID-19 FACTS – Here are some famous myths about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 a.k.a COVID-19 you must not believe and debunk by facts.

The pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, has definitely taken its toll. Everyone is affected and no one is exempted. Anyone can be infected and may develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization. This viral disease affects people in various ways.

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COVID-19 Facts
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Fever, dry cough, and tiredness are the most common symptoms while the lesser ones are:

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • diarrhea
  • conjunctivitis
  • headache
  • loss of taste or smell
  • a rash on the skin
  • discoloration of fingers or toes

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And below are some of the myths about this debunk by facts:

  • COVID-19 created in labs?
    Scientists are still searching for the real origin of the virus but according to other studies regarding coronaviruses. They think that it could have started from bats and evolved eventually affecting the human.
  • Unsafe COVID-19 Vaccine?
    Some said that the vaccines were unsafe because they were done at such a quick pace. This is not true. U.S. vaccines went under strict studies and there’s also FDA for the approval.
  • COVID-19 can be cured with vitamin and mineral supplements?
    These supplements can only boost your immune system and protect you from being infected. There’s no evidence that these can help cure the highly-dangerous disease.
  • Drinking warm water rinses out the virus from the throat?
    No science backs this up. It can only soothe your sore throat and ease your cough. Might as well use some for handwashing for further protection from getting the virus as per an article from WebMD.
  • Current COVID-19 vaccines are not effective on new strains.
    There are new strains from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil and scientists are still studying if those vaccines can work against these mutations.


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