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INFOGRAPHIC: COVID-19 MYTH VS FACT

By Ruby Cemental

 What is the coronavirus? How can you protect yourself and your loved ones? We have created an infographic to break down the myths and facts about COVID-19.  

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COVID-19 MYTH VS FACT

MYTH:

You should stay away from people of Asian descent because they're likely to have the virus.

 

FACT:

Anyone, no matter their ethnicity, can become infected by COVID-19

 

MYTH:

Products shipped from China may contain the virus.

 

FACT:

It’s not likely that the virus could survive that long on a package, especially after it goes through the extreme temperature changes that occur during an international flight.

 

MYTH:

A face mask will protect you from COVID-19.

 

FACT:

Professional, tight-fitting respirators (such as the N95 mask) can protect health care workers as they care for infected patients. In the general public, a light weight disposable surgical mask will not protect you from the virus. They don’t fit tightly and may allow tiny infected droplets to get into the nose, mouth, or eyes.

 

MYTH:

A coronavirus test costs $3,000 in the United States.

 

FACT:

U.S. Food an Drug administration has authorized the use of two tests, one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one from the New York State Department of Public Health and neither agency charges patients for the test.

MYTH:

Spraying alcohol or Chlorine on your body can kill the new coronavirus.

 

FACT:

Spraying alcohol or Chlorine on your body cannot kill viruses that have entered your body. These chemicals can also be harmful to clothes, skin, or muscous membranes such as eyes or mouth.

 

MYTH:

Vaccines against the flu and pneumonia can protect you against the new coronavirus.

 

FACT:

Neither the yearly vaccine against the flu nor the pneumococcal vaccine against pneumonia provide protection against the new coronavirus.

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