World Health Organization busts COVID-19 myths


GEVEVA, SWITZERLAND (CNN) – With information on the pandemic constantly changing, it can be hard to tell fact from fiction.

So, world health officials are busting some of the most popular myths about the novel coronavirus. —

According to the World Health Organization, the new coronavirus doesn’t travel through 5G mobile networks — even countries without 5G are seeing the virus spread.

It goes from person to person through air droplets, or from germs on contaminated surfaces that are touched and not washed off.

You can not prevent the new coronavirus by drinking alcohol, eating garlic, exposing yourself to the sun, taking a hot bath, using hand dryers or ultraviolet disinfection lamps.

Spraying alcohol or chlorine on surfaces can disinfect them, but spraying those chemicals on your body won’t kill any viruses that have already entered your body.

COVID-19 can spread in any climate — hot and humid or in cold weather.

Rinsing your nose with saline won’t prevent infection, and antibiotics only kill bacteria, not viruses — so they won’t work either.

The new coronavirus can not be transmitted through mosquito bites.

Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort — does not mean you’re COVID-19 free.

And catching the coronavirus doesn’t mean it’ll stay with you for life — most people who catch COVID-19 recover.

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