With more than a million infected individuals, bringing thousands of death worldwide, there is no doubt why the new coronavirus is presently and slowly covering everyone with panic. This causes the people to fear so much even to simple things such as going outside, being able to get enough groceries and food for their family, and thinking about the possibility that this problem won't be going to end soon.
Due to this situation, more and more people tend to believe everything they encounter in social media, the internet, or even from the mere words uttered by someone they know. Experts say, embracing and believing such information won't help and could only bring forth even worse scenarios.
Given this reason, it is indeed better to make sure to understand and learn only the real deal when it comes to this new coronavirus. Here are some of the myths busted by experts.
FACE MASKS DON'T WORK
The new coronavirus, just like other respiratory viruses, can spread through droplets of saliva or discharges of the mouth and nose of someone infected, especially when he coughs, sneezes, or speaks, as shared by the World Health Organization. This is the reason why masks are very crucial to use if you want yourself and your love ones to be protected.
THE CORONAVIRUS IS JUST LIKE WINTER FLU
Though the coronavirus poses symptoms that are almost the same as that of winter flu, experts say the former has a very huge difference compared to the latter. Furthermore, the coronavirus tends to cause more harm to its victims. Also, it has a higher mortality rate, which is roughly 10 times more, than your seasonal flu.
OLD PEOPLE ARE ONLY THOSE WHO CAN BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS
Though the elderly and other people who are suffering from underlying health problems, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and kidney problems, are more prone to the coronavirus, experts say everyone can still be at risk. So, it is important to follow quarantine instructions, wear a face mask every time you go out of your house, sanitize your hands religiously with alcohol, or soap and water, and by keeping your health and immunity at its peak if you don't want to get infected with this virus.
VACCINE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS MAY ALREADY BE AVAILABLE IN A FEW MONTHS
Being able to create a vaccine to fight this coronavirus is indeed the goal of today's health industry. Unfortunately, experts say, this discovery will not happen anytime soon. As reported by The Guardian, based on the progress of the researches and studies conducted nowadays, the shortest possible time to create and make the vaccine available to the market is about a year.