The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided a list of mythbusters to fight disinformation about COVID-19.
List of COVID-19 Mythbusters
- There are currently no drugs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.
- Adding pepper to your soup or other meals does not prevent or cure COVID-19.
- COVID-19 is not transmitted through houseflies.
- Spraying and introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body will not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.
- Drinking methanol, ethanol or bleach does not prevent or cure COVID-19 and can be extremely dangerous.
- 5G mobile networks do not spread COVID-19.
- Exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C degrees does not prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
- You can recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Catching the new coronavirus does not mean you will have it for life.
- Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort does not mean you are free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease.
- Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.
- The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites.
- Hand dryers, a hot bath, and cold weather or snow are not effective in killing the new coronavirus.
- Ultra-violet (UV) lamps should not be used to disinfect hands or other areas of your skin.
- Thermal scanners cannot detect COVID-19.
- Vaccines against pneumonia do not protect you against the new coronavirus.
- There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline or eating garlic has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus.
- Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.
- To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus.