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.
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