Debunking the 3 most common Myths about COVID-19
In addition to the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic put on the US healthcare system, the onset of the virus brought a number of misconceptions and misinterpretations with it. Needless to say, many individuals had a difficult time trying to discern what was factual and what was a myth. Even today, over two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus as a global pandemic, there are still many myths that the public believes regarding COVID-19.
The following are 3 of the most common myths about COVID-19 and the pandemic that we’ve spent time on in order to sort out fact from fiction:
Myth #1: Contaminated goods can spread COVID-19 – FALSE. The term “fomite” describes a surface on which a virus can sustain itself and cause others to become infected in the future. With COVID-19, the first positive individual typically leaves their germs behind for the next to pick them up. Although hand-washing because of surface contamination was a key priority during the earliest phase of the pandemic, the overall outlook has been re-adjusted. Buying goods imported from other countries won’t cause an infection. However, sanitizing products and their packaging is still recommended.
Myth #2: COVID-19 was caused by 5G wireless technology – FALSE. Without a doubt, this is one of the silliest notions regarding COVID-19 and the pandemic. Those who believe this ludicrous fabrication argue that COVID-19 is caused by 5G technology or that your susceptibility to COVID-19 can be exacerbated through exposure to 5G technology. Interestingly enough, there are some Wi-Fi-free communities in some of America’s more remote, rural areas where residents still claim that cellphones and wireless signals cause cancer and other diseases. However, the majority of these claims have been proven false.
Myth #3: The elderly are the only individuals that die from COVID-19 – FALSE. While the risk of the elderly developing COVID-19 is certainly elevated compared to other age groups and are more likely to die from it than a younger individual, they’re not the only at-risk demographic. Granted, there is an increased risk of getting infected as you get older. However, racial demographics such as blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans have succumbed to the virus at elevated rates when compared to whites.
It goes without saying that dubious claims such as these should never be taken at face value. All Health Medical Centre encourages patients to look beyond these myths and make the right decision when it comes to protecting your health and taking preventative measures to avoid exposure. For more information call us at (866) 837-8447 today. Our business representatives are available to take your questions, so don’t hesitate to call us.