COVID-19 Myths

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are dangerous during this unprecedented time.  Read below for some common COVID-19 myths - and clarification on what is true. All information gathered is from the CDC and WHO websites.

Social distancing doesn't really do anything, right?

I felt terrible, like I had the flu, in December. Didn't COVID-19 already come through our area? Is there really any reason for all these "precautions"?

Does exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 77F degrees prevent COVID-19?

Can you recover from COVID-19? Will you have it for the rest of your life?

If you hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort, does that mean you are free from COVID-19?

I heard drinking alcohol protects against COVID-19. Is this true?

It seems like COVID-19 is only in the northern states. Is it true the virus cannot be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates?

Can cold weather and snow kill the COVID-19?

I heard taking a hot bath prevents COVID-19 after exposure prevents me from catching it. Is this true?

Skeeter season is upon us. Is COVID-19 transmitted through mosquito bites?

Are hand dryers effective in killing COVID-19?

Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill COVID-19?

Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against COVID-19?

Can regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent COVID-19?

Can eating garlic help prevent COVID-19?

I heard COVID-19 only affects older people. Are younger people also susceptible?

Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating COVID-19?

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat COVID-19?

Is it true COVID-19 only affects a certain population or race?