We are currently experiencing a global crisis that is destroying us and winning the battle because of the coronavirus . Many people around t...
We are currently experiencing a global crisis that is destroying us and winning the battle because of the coronavirus. Many people around the world have died, lost their jobs. Businesses and companies have closed and all people are forced to stay at home; even the infected suffer from discrimination, among many other things that are turning the whole world upside down.
To understand the problem, it is important to know how the World Health Organization defines the coronavirus: "It is a broad family of viruses" that causes various illnesses from a mild cold to serious illnesses such as severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, pneumonia, and death. ».
Unfortunately, we have to be aware that we are all at risk of becoming infected, if we do not take seriously and with respect to the sanitary measures that governments have imposed.
A grim outlook
The SARS-CoV-2 has come to infect millions of people around the world, not only in terms of health but also emotionally and psychologically, creating a global paranoia through the false news that are on networks social and media. Even the misinformation and ignorance of many have created a light environment concerned with the seriousness of the problem.
Therefore, we must be very careful with the information we read, see and hear, so as not to panic and in a way try to ensure that the information sources are reliable.
Myths and realities of the coronavirus
1 The virus was created in China in a laboratory
This information lacks validity and reliability in its sources, therefore it is a myth that we must avoid believing. It was speculated that in a laboratory Chinese specialists were innovating and creating a biological weapon and that this experiment got out of control causing thousands of deaths. Even false information that this virus was originated by Americans also circulated.
The reality is that many researchers are still trying to find a reliable source of its origin. The only information exposed by the World Health Organization is that this virus is common among bats and other animals, and is transmitted through dromedaries, but the possible animal origin has not yet been confirmed.
2 The sun, hand dryers, and bathing in hot water kill the virus
Exposure to the sun has many health benefits such as UV rays help produce vitamin D in the skin, which is good for strengthening bones, improves the appearance of the skin, and reduces blood pressure, it is also ideal for reinforce the body's defenses, improve mood among others.
But unfortunately, the sun, hand dryers, and hot water will not kill the coronavirus.
The World Health Organization has not yet shown that exposure to high temperatures prevents contagion since the virus can spread in tropical, hot, and humid places. There are some theories about the fact that in the warm months the number of infections is reduced, but they still do not guarantee it.
3 The coronavirus can be cured with home remedies
It has been spread through social networks that the virus can be cured with home remedies. This claim is totally false and lacks reliable sources. What is true is that many fruits, vegetables, and foods help the body to strengthen the defenses, which can reduce the symptoms of a common cold or headache (which are considered some symptoms of the coronavirus).
There is still no vaccine to cure the coronavirus. Health specialists help those infected to combat symptoms (cough, muscle aches and headaches, fever, and runny nose) using drugs such as antivirals, anti-inflammatories, which in other conditions have been useful for the virus due to their composition.
The health institutions have confirmed that the isolation of the infected people as well as the administration of assisted respiration - and therefore, the immune system of the people - have managed to fight the disease; that is why there are success stories.
4 Walking pets is a risk
A few weeks ago the news spread that a dog in Hong Kong had contracted from the virus, the scientific explanation is confusing; it is said that it could have been infected because the virus is usually present on surfaces. However, health institutions agree that there is no evidence that pets such as cats or dogs can be infected by stepping on contaminated surfaces.
5 Wearing mouth covers prevent coronavirus
It can be said that wearing a mouth cover prevents the coronavirus and the spread of some respiratory diseases; However, experts assure that incorrect use does not prevent the disease, even that it would be an unnecessary expense to acquire it for those who are healthy.
According to specialists, the masks should be used only when people have been infected or believe they have symptoms and not the rest of the population.
6 Spraying the body with chlorine and alcohol prevents contagion
It is totally false to think that by applying chlorine or alcohol contagion can be prevented since the virus is inside the body. It is even dangerous since the substances can damage the eyes, the skin, the nose, among others. Alcohol and chlorine are only used to disinfect surfaces and not to prevent the virus as such.
Before you panic, it will be essential to ensure the veracity of the sources. Many news that circulates in the media is false. If you have doubts about what you can believe or not, go to the World Health Organization page so that you can consult it and thus solve all your questions.
Stay at home! Take care of yourself and yours.