Coronavirus (Covid-1) originating from China has spread to several countries around the world shortly. The death toll from this deadly virus is increasing day by day.
In Bangladesh, three patients with coronavirus have already been identified. And immediately after the announcement of the coronavirus on social media, there are a variety of comments from people. Many people are spreading misinformation without knowing or understanding. Let’s find out some misconceptions about coronavirus:
Cold weather and snow can prevent coronavirus
There is no reason to believe that cool weather can prevent coronavirus or any other disease. The normal temperature of the human body varies from about 1.5 degrees Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius, regardless of external temperature or weather. The most effective way to protect yourself from new coronaviruses is to use hand sanitizer frequently or wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap.
Bathing with hot water does not prevent coronavirus
Bathing with hot water will not make you suffer from Covid-1 disease, which is also a misconception. Rather, taking a bath with hot water can be harmful to the body. One of the best ways to protect yourself from Covid-1 is to wash your hands frequently. As a result, if you have the virus in your hand, it will be eliminated and after touching the eyes, mouth or nose with the hand, the virus will be less likely to be infected.
Coronavirus will not spread if the product is manufactured in China or other countries where the virus is spread.
Although the new coronavirus may remain on the surface for several hours or several days (depending on the type of surface), it is unlikely that the virus will remain on the surface even after moving, traveling, exposure to different conditions, and in different weather conditions. If you still have an anti-virus virus, use a disinfectant to clean it and then rinse thoroughly with soap.
Mosquito bites do not spread new coronavirus
There is no information or evidence that coronavirus can be infected with mosquitoes or mosquito bites. New coronavirus is a respiratory virus that spreads primarily through the person’s cough, cough, colds, saliva or discharge. To protect yourself, wash your hands thoroughly for a while and avoid close contact with someone who is coughing and coughing.
Is the hand dryer effective in preventing new coronavirus?
No, hand dryer is not effective in preventing this new virus. One of the most effective ways to prevent this virus is to keep your hands clean. After washing your hands thoroughly with soap, use a towel or air dryer to dry it.
Is ultraviolet or ultraviolet ray able to prevent coronavirus?
It is not advisable to use UV lamps when disinfecting hands or skin, as UV radiation can cause irritation to the skin.
How effective is a thermal scanner in detecting coronavirus?
Thermal scanners are effective at detecting fever (high body temperature) due to new coronavirus. However, it is not useful to identify people who are not suffering from fever but have coronas. Because it takes 2 to 3 days for coronavirus to get sick or feverish.
Is it possible to prevent coronavirus by spraying alcohol or chlorine in the body?
No, it is not possible to prevent coronavirus from entering the body by spraying alcohol or chlorine. Alcohol or chlorine can be effective in disinfecting an object, but it is important to be aware of its use.
Can Covid-1 spread from pets at home?
Companion / pets like dogs or cats may be infected with new coronavirus, so far there has been no such evidence. However, after contact with pets, hands should be washed thoroughly. It will protect bacteria from E. coli and Salmonella, which can enter the human body from animals.
Are pneumonia vaccines able to protect against coronavirus?
No, vaccines used in the case of pneumonia are not able to protect you from new coronaviruses. The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine to prevent Covid-1, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is assisting researchers.
Will regular nasal wash with saline prevent coronavirus infection?
No, there is no evidence that coronavirus infection can be prevented by washing the nose regularly with saline. There is little evidence that washing your nose with saline can help reduce people’s common cold. However, it is not effective in preventing respiratory infections.
Can only older people be infected with coronavirus?
People of any age can be infected with new coronavirus (Covid-1). However, coronavirus is considered to be at greater risk for elderly people, especially those with asthma, diabetes or heart disease.
Are antibiotics effective in the prevention and treatment of coronavirus?
No, antibiotics are only effective against bacteria, not against viruses. Therefore, antibiotics are not effective for new coronaviruses. However, you may need to take antibiotics when you are hospitalized with Covid-1 infected, because bacterial co-infection is possible from this virus.
Are there any specific drugs for the prevention or treatment of coronavirus?
So far, no specific drug has been found to prevent or treat coronavirus. However, certain medical cases are being screened and will be examined later in clinical trials.