Explore Covid-19 Myth Busters with Marspoles

Myth 1:

Myth: Hot baths prevent new coronavirus disease

Fact: No kind of bath can prevent new coronavirus disease

Reason: Normal body temperature of humans remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower.

Action: Eliminate viruses and avoid infection by frequently washing & disinfecting your hands.

Myth 2:

Myth: Coronavirus disease can be transmitted through mosquito bites

Fact: It’s impossible for mosquitoes to transmit coronavirus disease

Reason: Coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose, when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Action: Eliminate viruses and avoid infection by frequently washing & disinfecting your hands.

Myth 3:

Myth: Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating coronavirus.

Fact: It’s not possible to prevent or treat coronavirus with antibiotics.

Reason: Coronavirus is a virus. And antibiotics work only against bacteria. Therefore they can’t be used as a means of prevention or treatment. However, if hospitalized for COVID-19, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible.

Action: Eliminate viruses and avoid infection by frequently washing & disinfecting your hands.

Myth 4: 

Myth: Regular rinsing of nose with saline water helps prevent coronavirus infection.

Fact: There is no evidence that regular rinsing of nose with saline water protects people from with coronavirus.

Reason: There’s someevidence that people recover more quickly from the common cold by regularly rinsing nose with saline water. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections, leave alone Coronavirus.

Action: Eliminate viruses and avoid infection by frequently washing & disinfecting your hands. Seek urgent medical help if you or others suffer from a combination of dry cough, breathing difficulties, sore throat, or runny nose.

Myth 5: 

Myth: Eating garlic help prevent coronavirus.

Fact: Eating garlic CANNOT help prevent coronavirus.

Reason: Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.

Action: Eliminate viruses and avoid infection by frequently washing & disinfecting your hands. Seek urgent medical help if you or others suffer from a combination of dry cough, breathing difficulties, sore throat, or runny nose.