The COVID-19 pandemic has been spread all over the world and it has been created mass panic. It affects the economy, medical facility, and social life and also to mental life. Amid this entire crisis, some horrible rumours have been spread among the masses. In this article, we are going to elaborate on the rumours and the real fact.
Primarily, Novel coronavirus can mutate into a more deadly way. Well there are the real fact is the novel coronavirus has two major subtypes, L and S. The L type, it is aggressive and prevalent in the early stages of outbreak in Wuhan. The other one S type is an ancient one and it is not that aggressive like L.
It could not be predicted that which type will be transmitted in the human body and how much it will last. So, there is no chance of mutation between these two types. A virologist in Beijing says that the mutation of virus couldn’t be predicted at all, and also this process is kind of unrealistic.
Recovered patients could transmit the virus. There is evidence that the patients who have been tested positive, they could transmit the virus after recovery.
Tong Zhaohui, the vice-president of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, stated that patients who have been tested positive, if they recover with the proper treatment, then there is no chance of “reinfected” or “relapsed”. But the eradication of the virus will take time, especially for the senior body.
That is why; the patients need to follow up 14 days of quarantine after getting the discharge notice. This is the guideline for the COVID-19 recovery by the Health Association. World Health Organisation also makes this mandatory to follow.
It has been said in various social media platforms that the Novel coronavirus is ferociously fatal than any pathogen. Well, the fatality rate is 3.4 per cent, which means the total deaths divided by the total number of confirmed cases. According to the World Health Organisation, where Ebola has more than a 90% fatality rate, the COVID-19 is not that much harmful. It is higher than the rate of seasonal flu, which is not more than 1%.
Next one is Asians are more exposable to novel coronavirus. As the infection has started breaking out from the Wuhan, China; it is very easy to trigger the Asian and firing up the racism and chauvinism against Asian ethnicity around the world. There are many Asian people has been harassed, threatened is such a brutal pace. It is very unfortunate, that a particular race has been triggered with hatred.
Many adults and teenagers are roaming freely, as they have Facebook Posts mentioning with this line, Older people are more susceptible. Well, there is nothing like that, the older people will be affected by the attack of the virus. Any individual could get infected with this virus. People who’ve asthma, bronchitis, lung disease, or infection in the throat are the prime suspects to get infected rapidly, as their immunity has been broken.
There are more than 55,924 lab-confirmed cases, where peoples between 30-69 years have been infected majorly. This result has been written in the Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
There is the message has been forwarded among the Whastapp users that The virus was manufactured and leaked from a research lab in China. It has been rumoured that The Wuhan Institute of Virology, the virus research giant in China has been artificially developed this virus and leaked it from the level-4 laboratory, where all the deadliest pathogens have been studied.
All the Health Experts has been written a letter to end up this controversy at the end of March 2020; that the entire scientist groups from all around the globe had examined and analyzed these microbes and confirmed that this has been originated from the Wildlife, just like other pathogens.
Eating garlic or Vitamin C helps will build immunity against COVID-19. In traditional Chinese medicine, garlic is the most popular flu remedy. But there is no proof that it will keep you away from the virus infection.
As the same way, Vitamin C or Vitamin C supplements are popular among the people for an alternative food supplement. But it is not an alternative to fresh food. So it is better to have fresh vegetables and fruits.
Another rumour about COVID-19, that a pregnant woman can transmit the virus to her child. Well, there are no cases has been reported that the newborn has coronavirus transmission from her/his mother. There is a possibility that a pathogen could infect the fetus via placenta when the mother is pregnant or through the blood to the baby’s broken skin and mucous membranes during delivery.
Wearing two or more masks could avoid the transmission of coronavirus. Well, the virus is 10 nanometer in size and could be float in the air when it is attached to any particles like human droplets or mucous which are bigger than size. A surgical mask could block the particles if it has been worn by following the correct instruction.
Cotton masks are thicker than surgical masks. It has bigger pores, so there are chances for the transmission of the virus. Though it has been stopped at the outer surface, it could filter inside by using the absorbency of cotton after the mask turns wet while using.