5 Coronavirus Myths You Should Know

5 Coronavirus Myths You Should Know

The novel coronavirus took hold of our lives in 2020, and nothing’s like the way it used to be. Our everyday lives are now governed by fear, anxiety, and a strong feeling of uncertainty. 

Forbes decided to address a few untrue narratives that have been circulating online and that have the ability to confuse people. 

You’ll be safe in public if you keep a 6-foot distance from the others

This is probably the most widespread advice that’s been floating online. By keeping this distance, we are less likely to contract an infectious disease that could be spread by direct physical contact or close airborne contact. The reality is that the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus depends on your total exposure. This depends on the following factors: how many people are wearing masks, how long you will stay in an enclosed space where the infection might be present, and more.

Children are not able to catch or spread the virus

This has already been proven to be wrong, so you might as well forget this statement. The only try thing is that the mortality rate in kids is lower compared to the adults. 

You’re only at risk of dying if you have other pre-existing conditions 

In most cases this is true, but there have also been cases in which healthy people experienced massive complications from the disease: “stroke, renal failure, lung scarring, heart damage, digestive problems, and neurocognitive impacts.”

Most people have already been infected and developed immunity 

The good news is that it seems that if you have been infected, you cannot get reinfected. On the other hand, it seems that most people have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus just yet. 

You’ll be able to get back your normal life when your area is reopened 

Forbes notes that this is probably the most dangerous myth of all because believing it can trigger a massive second wave of infections. 

We suggest that you check out the original article in order to learn all the interesting details about these myths. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

One thought on “5 Coronavirus Myths You Should Know

  1. I had 3 years ago a all of a sudden bad time breathing it hit me in winter I fought it went to hospital and it was pneumonia few months later bronchitis then it went away warm weather came I was great and then the following winter the breathing started again and I fought it got antibiotics cuz they said it was a cold my point in the winter my third being last breathing wasn’t as bad and I even feel so much better I wear the mask when I go out to a store I smoke cigarettes but I’m also on other meds for other problems that I have I think about this virus and how it affects people’s breathing and I think I’ve already had it and my body has fought it off and now yes I am immuned but I don’t think like that I wear the mask I’m not stupid I still think that I could get it I’m very careful and when I see idiots not wearing a mask I look at him and can’t believe what they not doing it in stores like Cumberland farms don’t make people wear masks I’ve told the cops and they don’t do a thing that’s the reality they make a big deal on the news but the truth is stores do what they want restaurants also you got to be the smart one and pick and choose where you get your food and the people you’re around don’t get close to people for long periods of times for not wearing a mask don’t get close to him at all don’t be afraid to say hey back off protect yourself and you’ll be fine I think fear is a big factor and catching it and making it rule your life and it does not have to be like that God bless oh you might try to have a little faith to because as far as death goes that’s going to happen to all of us someday so believe in God so you’ll have a good place to go God bless


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