Mundhu Corona gurinchi vache eh whatsapp messages ni chadhavakandi, sagam tensions anni vaati valle vasthunnai, Corona gurinchi mana chuttu unna unwanted myths ni break chesthu asalaina facts thelusukodaniki ee article chudandi.
Ee facts chepindi Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Faheem Younus garu, University of Maryland UCH.
Myth: Coronavirus is airborne.
It’s a droplet infection, requiring close contact. The NEJM article only hinted at the virus’ ability to be aerosolized in a lab.
So mana air lo corona virus untadi anedi correct kadhu.. Our air is CLEAN!
WHO also approves this position
Myth: Using the expensive antibacterial soap is better in preventing COVID than regular soap.
CoronaVIRUS anedhi bacteria kadhu,
Donate extra money to the needy during this time of hardship. Use regular soap instead.
I receive messages that using garlic/lemon with hot water/onion in the room will prevent or cure COVID-19. Is it true?
No, it’s just made up stuff.
None of these substances have been scientifically tested against COVID. Ila vache eh post or message ni nammakandi, forward cheyakandi.
Coronavirus will go away in Sumer months.
Previous pandemics didn’t follow weather patterns plus as we enter summer, there will be winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Virus is global.
Can my pet catch COVID-19? Can I catch COVID from my pet?
Extremely unlikely. CDC hasn’t received any reports of pets becoming sick with coronavirus. But good hand hygiene and common sense must prevail.
Myth: Don’t order food from a restaurant. What if a COVID positive person had coughed or sneezed at it? You’d get COVID.
Ippati varaku okka single +case kuda food tho link kaledhu, CDC/USDA agree. Norovirus is feco-oral.
Okavela inka doubt emaina unte, food ni 2 minutes varaku microwave lo pettandi.
Myth: You can bring Coronavirus into your home via shoes.
From that logic, lightening can also strike you twice in a day. Don’t get panicked by such hypotheticals.
Droplet virus ala eppudu spread kaavu..
Myth: We won’t get COVID because we are (insert your religion here).
Corona virus manam Hindu ah Muslim ah Christian ah or Atheist ah ani adagadhu, virus manam manishi ah kadha ani mathrame chusthadi…
Previous outbreaks didn’t spare any faith.
Myth: But home surfaces can transmit the virus. Why not?
Infections home surfaces nunchi chala thakuva shatham transmit avthai..
Mana currency medha kuda chala bacteria untadi.
Myth: If you lose your sense of smell, you have COVID.
It’s common to temporarily lose one’s sense of smell with many viral infections/allergies. It’s a non-specific symptom that may or may not happen with COVID.
Myth: COVID can penetrate through skin. Wear gloves.
Virus skin nunchi transmit kadhu, gloves veskodam kuda antha correct idea kadhu, ah gloves tho mana face ni touch chesthe virus transmit aye chances unnai,
Handwashing is best!
Myth: Our government has declared a state of emergency. It must mean that we are all dying…
The state of emergency is more of a legal than a medical standard. It allows governments to access more resources (like federal funds) and personnel (like the national guards).
Always change your clothes/shower after coming home. Or you will bring coronavirus to your family.
Cleanliness is a virtue; paranoia isn’t. Let’s not scare people. Our biggest return on investment is in handwashing, staying 6 feet away, avoiding large crowds, etc.
In summer, the virus will spread more due to mosquito bites.
This infection is spread via respiratory droplets, not blood. Mosquitos don’t increase spread.
Finally, why we are sharing this stuff?
So life doesn’t become unnecessarily hard. We are likely to live with COVID for months. Don’t deny and don’t panic. Learn to stay happy and adapt with this lifestyle.
Stay home.. Stay safe.
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