Myths and How to Prevent Coronavirus

Health authorities don’t get tired of repeating it these days: preventing the increase in contagion numbers to the new coronavirus is in our hands. Never better said. Everyone needs to act responsibly. Although Covid-19 presents itself as a mild disease in most cases, it is a virus that spreads with extreme ease and is very delicate when it affects older people or with previous pathologies, such as immunity, heart, or lung problems.

We’ve fully de-added some rumors. First, we have already found that the virus DOES NOT die at a temperature of 26oC, in February posts that provided conclusions about coronavirus became viral in social networks, in these you could see mysterious unidentified “specialists” commenting on the virus’s low resistance to temperatures above 26 degrees Celsius. Although many media and users echoed that information, it has no scientific backing.

Indeed, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said in an interview with the AFP that “the virus is too new for us to know how a warmer climate could affect transmissibility. The virus has affected people in cold, dry, warm, and humid climates. We advise the public to follow the precautions wherever they live.” Let’s not swallow whole.

It was also talked about that Coronavirus does not affect children. As a result, minors were released to the background in prevention importance despite being a highly contagion-prone population. According to an article published on 9 March by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, people of all ages can contract the virus, a conclusion reached by its experts after a 5-month-old baby tested for coronavirus in Murcia, Spain. Although the severity of the effects in infants or healthy adults is less than in older adults, they require more exceptional care.

THERE IS NO VACCINE OR MILAGROSA RECIPE THAT PREVENTS OR CURE THE INFECTION. Otherwise, the pandemic would no longer occupy the front page in the media. Using garlic and pneumonia vaccines do NOT prevent infection.

On the contrary, the consumption of excess garlic can become harmful and end up leading to other diseases. In China, the South China Morning Post reviewed the case of a woman who was hospitalized for throat inflammation caused by the consumption of 1.5 kgs of garlic. To this day, no food makes the body immune; If you experience symptoms during the first 48 hours, rest at home, and staying warm can help you feel better.

On the other hand, pneumonia vaccines are inefficient against COVID-19. Currently, institutions such as the University of Queensland, Australia, and the companies Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Novavax, and Sanofi are working on prototype vaccines for the prevention of the virus.

More important is not wanting to hoard all the resources for selfishness and panic. Today there is a shortage of hygiene products: toilet paper, antibacterial gel, bottle caps, soap, and other products are scarce in supermarket chains. In fact, NOT ALL PEOPLE MUST USE CLASSIC MASK, if it reduces the risk of infection infections, but, according to WHO, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control in Europe and the United States, these protective devices should be used only by medical personnel, infected, relatives of diagnosed patients or people with symptoms.

Let us pause for a moment to rethink the measures we are taking to avoid becoming infected, taking into account the statements of international organizations; it is worth remembering them:

1.             Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing. Sneezing or coughing with your hands can contaminate objects or people you touch.

2.             Wash your hands at least four times a day with soap and water or disinfectant gel for at least 20 seconds. Using an alcohol-based disinfectant or soap kills the virus if it’s in your hands.

3.             Avoid touching your face. If you feel your eyes, nose, or mouth with contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.

4.             Avoid contact with those who are sick or have symptoms of infection. In this last scenario, it is advisable to keep a distance of at least one meter from people who cough or sneeze because they can project small droplets containing the virus.

5.             Avoid contact with farm or wild animals.

6.             Change the hand greeting to a gesture or an elbow shock.

7.             If you have symptoms such as fever, cold and shortness of breath, call a specialist immediately or go to a health center and present your travel history. Under no circumstances does it violate quarantine because it could endanger other people.

Stopping the spread of contagion depends on everyone,

#YoMeQuedoEnCasa.

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