7 Coronavirus Facts Vs. Myths - Coronavirus Prevention Tips | Dr.Vishwanath

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Jayanagar 1st Block, Bengaluru

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Kumaraswamy Layout, Bengaluru

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Vasanthapura main road, Bengaluru



Corona Virus Myths

Myth 1

Corona virus will go
away in summer

Wrong. Virus may gain entry via throat but it penetrates into the host cells. You can't wash it away.

Myth 2

Corona virus lives in the
throat. So drink lots of water
so the virus is pushed into
the stomach where the acid
will kill it

Wrong. Virus may gain entry via throat but it penetrates into the host cells. You can't wash it away.

Myth 3

Hand sanitizers are better
than soap and water

Wrong. Soap and water also kills and washes away the virus from skin plus it also cleans visible soiling of hands. Don't worry if u don't get sanitizers.

Myth 4

Corona virus spreads
by eating non veg.

Wrong. No evidence to prove coronavirus spreads by cooked eggs and meat. However it is advisable not to use much meat during pandemic times.

Myth 5

Corona virus spreads
by pet animals

Wrong. There is no evidence to support this.

Myth 6

Only people of Old Age
will be affected by the

Wrong. People with less immunity is at more risk, even people of younger age can be contracted with virus. However people with strong immunity can also contract the virus, but they will have better ability to recover and respond faster to medicines.

Myth 7

If you have been tested
positive for corona and
quarantined, you cannot

Wrong. Overall Mortality rate of Corona is less than 4%. MR above 60 is 15% and MR below 40 is <1%. It does not kill everyone who contracts it. People can get treated and cured eventually. It all depends on their immunity and treatment they receive. And no, quarantine is never end of life, it is to only avoid further spread of the virus.

Dietary and lifestyle changes that may help

prevent Coronavirus

Do not eat too much sugar

Get plenty of sleep

Exercise regularly

Expose to natural sunlight
between 7 am to 11 am

Reduce stress.
Fear of corona virus
makes you more sick
than virus itself

Eat vitamin C
rich foods

Use anti viral herbs like
garlic, Basil ,Oregano etc

Supplements which might
be of help are spiriluna,
Vitamin D ,N-acetyl
cysteine and Zinc

Use masks when going to
public places and hospital

Keep your hands and
body clean

Reach out to
government helpline

  • +91-11-23978046
  • ncov2019@gmail.com

Find testing centres
for coronavirus