Common myth related to covid-19

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Apr 14 '21 | By (Swapnil) Amrita Health Staff | Views: 519 | Comments: 0
Common myth related to covid-19

In this article we will discuss about the common myths or the questions which arises in the mind of common people




Can the covid-19 survive in drinking water ?


Water is a big part of our life. We drink it, we wash our hands with it, we take bath in it and a lot of us also swim in it. In fact more than half of our body weight is water so we could even say that we practically live in it. And, as we turn on the tap to fill up another glass of water, we may be wondering if the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can live in it, too


Currently, there is no evidence about the survival of the COVID-19 virus in drinking-water but if we are talking about Sewage or wastewater then lets see what CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and  EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)  is saying according to them
the new coronavirus has been found in untreated wastewater although it's unclear exactly how long the virus can actually survive in it. It's also important to know that all wastewater is heavily treated to kill germs, including viruses, and the CDC reports that there are no known cases of COVID-19 resulting from exposure to untreated wastewater.

 



Can Covid-19 be transmitted through mosquitoes?

According to WHO there is no evidence that the novel coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquitoes. The virus can be spread through droplets from coughing, sneezing or a patient’s saliva.

 

In order for a mosquito to transmit a virus, that virus has to first infect the mosquito pass through its gut and enter its salivary glands.

 

In a June 2020 study researchers injected a strand of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into isolated cells of the common Aedes mosquito. The researchers found that the virus was unable to replicate in the cells of this mosquito.



 

Does Covid-19 is transmitted in cold climate and not in hot and humid climate?


Covid-19 can be transmit in any weather or climatic conditionThat means whether it's hot or cold outside, the transmission of COVID-19 from one person to the next depends almost entirely on human behavior.


You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or cold the weather is. Countries with hot weather or cold have reported cases of COVID-19. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.




How can we be sure that our clothes don’t spread covid-19 ?

The coronavirus would likely survive better on artificial fibers such as polyester than on cotton’

But it’s still common sense to keep them laundered and clean, and where you have smooth-surface clothing like leather or vinyl, it makes sense to wipe them off if you’ve been in public spaces for extended periods of time.

unfortunately, the same study didn't examine how long the virus can survive on fabrics so it remains a possibility that coronavirus can live on clothes for several hours This is why it's important to wash our hand frequently, avoid touching our face and clean and disinfect commonly touched surface every day.



Taking a hot bath or drinking hot water can prevent the virus from infecting us from covid-19 ?

We may have heard that drinking lots of hot water or taking a hot bath can kill the virus or protect you from it somehow, but as far as we know right now social distancing and lots of hand-washing remain the best way to avoid infection.

 

As we all know that our normal body temperature remains around 36.5˚ to 37˚ C regardless of the temperature of our bath or shower. Actually. Taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful as it can burn you.




Spraying alcohol or chlorine will kill covid inside the body ?

Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.


Washing hand through alcohol based hand sanitizer but only in hand not in whole body




Can we get covid vaccine while we have covid or already had COVID?

Even if you’ve had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated. A COVID vaccine may offer more reliable and sustained immunity than a previous infection. At the very least, it will add an extra layer of targeted protection.





If you have already had COVID and have recovered, you should still get the vaccine. Experts do not yet know how long you are protected once you are sick with COVID-19. If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received.







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