Learning to separate facts for fiction is really important, especially when it comes to COVID-19. As it is a brand new novel virus, people are still learning about it, which makes it so tempting to believe everything you hear. The first coronavirus infected patient was reported in 2019 in Wuhan, and since then, the entire Globe is fighting this virus.
The coronavirus spread very rapidly all over the world, with more than 18 million cases and 711,000 people have died from it so far.
“There is no population immunity, which means everyone is susceptible,” says Alexea Gaffney-Adams, MD, a board-certified internist with additional subspecialty training in infectious diseases who is at Stony Brook on Long Island, New York. “Also, little is known about how long patients without symptoms are contagious, which makes the infection difficult to contain.”
There are a lot of mixed messages circulating around COVID-19, but not everything you read or hear is true. Here are 19 coronavirus myths that shouldn’t be believed, according to experts!