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Masks don't make you breathe in more carbon dioxide: Debunking myths about their efficiency, effects on oral cavity
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Masks don't make you breathe in more carbon dioxide: Debunking myths about their efficiency, effects on oral cavity

There are various studies that show how various types of masks, and even face covers, can reduce the spread of contaminated droplets to varying distances

Coronavirus myth busted: Hand and blow dryers do not kill the COVID-19 causing virus
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Coronavirus myth busted: Hand and blow dryers do not kill the COVID-19 causing virus

Exposing your mouth and nose to that kind of temperature may just give you thermal burns and cause dryness in your mouth and nose.

Anyone exposed to coronavirus, even those that do not exhibit any symptoms, can spread the disease
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Anyone exposed to coronavirus, even those that do not exhibit any symptoms, can spread the disease

A study in China suggested that more than 10 percent of transmissions were from people who were infected but did not yet feel sick.

Can coronavirus stay viable on food and infect you? Understanding the novel virus is important to answers these questions
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Can coronavirus stay viable on food and infect you? Understanding the novel virus is important to answers these questions

Experts say there’s no evidence that COVID-19 sickens people through their digestive systems.

Number of coronavirus cases growing exponentially says WHO chief, death rate could reach 50,000 deaths in next few days
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Number of coronavirus cases growing exponentially says WHO chief, death rate could reach 50,000 deaths in next few days

About 75 percent of the individuals who are identified as asymptomatic go on to develop symptoms.

Coronavirus myth busted: Drinking tea will not prevent COVID-19
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Coronavirus myth busted: Drinking tea will not prevent COVID-19

Preventing or curing COVID-19 is not something tea can do. In theory, it may ease some of the symptoms, but it can’t fight off the infection or disease.

Coronavirus Outbreak: From hot baths to pneumonia vaccines; WHO busts common COVID-19 myths
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Coronavirus Outbreak: From hot baths to pneumonia vaccines; WHO busts common COVID-19 myths

The World Health Organization (WHO) steps in to bust some coronavirus-related myths.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Twitter rejigs verification process to boost more accounts belonging to health experts to curb misinformation
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Twitter rejigs verification process to boost more accounts belonging to health experts to curb misinformation

In an attempt to combat misinformation on coronavirus, Twitter is aiming to make it easier for health experts to get verified on the social media site

Coronavirus cases spike in Asian countries, crush theory that warmer weather could stem the spread
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Coronavirus cases spike in Asian countries, crush theory that warmer weather could stem the spread

Some symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to winter influenza which spreads in colder temperatures.

Coronavirus myth busted: Not being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds is not a confirmation of COVID-19
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Coronavirus myth busted: Not being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds is not a confirmation of COVID-19

You may have COVID-19 if you have all the other symptoms of the infection even if you can hold your breath for more than 10 seconds.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Busting 12 common misconceptions you may have about COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Busting 12 common misconceptions you may have about COVID-19

A good way to deal with fake news is to arm yourself with the facts and educate others.

Coronavirus myth busted: Drinking vodka, or any other alcohol, does not prevent coronavirus
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Coronavirus myth busted: Drinking vodka, or any other alcohol, does not prevent coronavirus

Evidence suggests that alcohol actually weakens the ability of your immune system to fight against viral infections and makes you prone to pneumonia.

Coronavirus myth busted: Vitamin C supplements will not prevent COVID-19
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Coronavirus myth busted: Vitamin C supplements will not prevent COVID-19

Here’s the most important thing you need to realise right now: boosting your immunity will not prevent you from contracting COVID-19.

Cases in India rise to 73: 2 more test positive in Mumbai, India closes borders to limit infection, and COVID-19 declared a pandemic by WHO
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Cases in India rise to 73: 2 more test positive in Mumbai, India closes borders to limit infection, and COVID-19 declared a pandemic by WHO

None of the previous Coronaviruses was declared to be a pandemic. The H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak of 2009 was the last disease to be classified as a pandemic.

Coronavirus myth busted: Eating meat does not cause coronavirus infection
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Coronavirus myth busted: Eating meat does not cause coronavirus infection

The World Health Organisation suggests that it is always best to thoroughly cook meats and eggs before consuming them - to be on the safe side.

We spoke to the National Helpline about the biggest coronavirus myths. Here is what they said.
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We spoke to the National Helpline about the biggest coronavirus myths. Here is what they said.

Talk to anyone on the street about the virus and you will be met with confusion and a complete misunderstanding of the disease.

COVID-19: 8 common myths about the new Coronavirus - busted
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COVID-19: 8 common myths about the new Coronavirus - busted

Given all the hype around COVID-19, it is important that you verify the source of your information and not jump to conclusions.