The CDC is Busting Myths About COVID-19

The CDC is Busting Myths About COVID-19

With the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, combined with a massive communications infrastructure involving social media, news outlets, and news-adjacent content, countless myths have surfaced regarding the coronavirus. The CDC has published advice for the public regarding false claims and answers the questions that many are asking.

Despite the many uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus, there is hope – you can avoid it, and you can recover from it. The virus is not a life sentence. To circumvent inaccurate information and myths circulating around social media and news outlets, our communication infrastructure the CDC publishes consistent content. Most of the people who get exposed to COVID-19 can recover. Treating your symptoms is important. If you have cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early by calling your healthcare provider by telephone first. It’s a fact that most people recover from COVID-19 with supportive care. It’s important not to follow false information during this season. One myth that the CDC dispelled was about self-diagnosing oneself. It was falsely circulated that if  you are able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort you do not have the virus. This has repeatedly proven not to be true. You are not free from the coronavirus or any other lung disease because you are able to hold her breath for 10 seconds. 

What Are The Most Common Questions About Covid-19?

According to the CDC, the most common COVID-19 symptoms to be aware of include:

  1. Dry cough
  2. iredness
  3. Shortness of breath 
  4. Repeated shaking 
  5. Fever
  6. Headache
  7. Muscle pain 
  8. Sore throat 
  9. New loss of taste

The best way to confirm if you have COVID-19 is with a laboratory test. You cannot confirm it with breathing exercise or by self-diagnosing symptoms independently. 

Self-diagnosing is one of many very dangerous processes that can potentially cause more spreading of the virus. There is a lot of false information circulating as a result of fear. This is why it is important for your residential assisted living home to know the facts. 

15 Myth Busters of COVID-19

  1. Self-diagnosing can be dangerous 
  2. Sun exposure does not prevent the spread of the virus
  3. 5G mobile networks are not responsible for coronavirus
  4. Drinking alcohol is not a protection
  5. Cold weather and snow cannot kill the coronavirus
  6. Taking a hot bath is not a prevention or cure 
  7. It cannot be transmitted by mosquito bites
  8. Garlic is not a prevention of COVID-19
  9. Pneumonia vaccines are not protection virus protection agents
  10. Ultraviolet radiation can cause skin irritation and should not be used as a disinfection
  11. Hand dryer are not effective in killing the coronavirus
  12. Spraying alcohol or chlorine over the body will not kill the virus that has already entered your body
  13. Regularly rinsing your nose with saline is unhelpful in preventing COVID-19
  14. Antibiotics do not work against viruses – bacteria only. 
  15. There is currently no vaccination or medication specific to treating or preventing COVID-19.

Ral National Association Fighting Myths And Saving Lifes

People of all ages are susceptible to COVID-19, individuals with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are at greater risk, especially when exposed. This is why big-box nursing home facilities have seen a huge influx of coronavirus cases. Smaller residential assisted living homes have a much better opportunity of keeping seniors safe from COVID-19. The CDC and World Health Organization strongly advises people of all ages to take precautions to protect themselves.

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