Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, people have created different myths and misconceptions about Covid-19 variants and its vaccines. Some of this fake stories have just been created to instill fear among people. With the correct information conveyed by the necessary authority such as the World Health Organization about Covid-19 the war against the virus will be eased. Some of this myths and misconceptions are:
Taking alcohol helps prevent Covid-19
Drinking alcohol will not in any way prevent anyone from being infected with Covid-19. Alc0hol actually weakens the body’s immune system increasing the risks of one falling victim to Covid-19. Alcohol can only be used on the skin as a disinfectant at a percentage of 60%. Consumption of alcohol leads to impaired judgement making it hard for alcoholic to follow some of the measures set aside for Covid-19 in their weak state of mind.
Covid-19 spreads more in cold weather seasons than in hot seasons
There has been myths that Covid-19 virus cannot survive under hot weather conditions. Covid-19 performs poorly when subjected to heat but warm weather condition is not enough reason for Covid-19 not to spread. Study shows that the strains of Covid-19 are able to adapt to any given weather condition may it be warm or cold. Despite the weather condition it is advisable that everyone takes up all necessary measures to prevent spreading the Covid-19 virus.
Covid-19 vaccines introduce the virus to ones body
Vaccination in itself involves the introduction of dead cells of the disease into the body in order for it to form strong immunity against the disease incase of an infection. Covid-19 vaccines boost ones immunity and enable the body to fight against the virus incase of an infection. Unvaccinated persons stand at a higher risk of being infected more severely by Covid-19 since their immune system maybe weak enough to fight against the virus. Persons with underlaying conditions are advised to take the vaccine as they stand a high risk of getting the virus. How do COVID-19 vaccines work? – Docsun Computation MedLab
Covid-19 vaccines are inefficient
Covid-19 vaccines are 100% efficient and have been approved by the World Health Organization for human consumption. A small number of people have unfortunately reacted negatively to the vaccine due to some conditions such as age which may affect the effectiveness of the vaccine. It is in consideration of this that we are advised to follow all Covid-19 protocols even after getting the vaccine. Docsun Biomed Report On Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines – Docsun Computation MedLab
Covid-19 does not affect young people
Young people can actually get infected by Covid-19 but the effect will not be severe as it would be to aged persons or to someone suffering from a chronic diseases. Young people actually play a big role in the spread of Covid-19 virus as carriers, by spreading the diseases to other people without their consent. Health wise young people may not have been affected much by the Covid-19 virus but economic wise young people have been faced with a huge economic burden brought about by the virus. Most of activities that involve young people have also been disrupted by the emergence of Covid-19 virus such as schooling for young students.
Covid-19 can be transmitted by mosquito bites
Mosquito bites cannot lead to the spread of Covid-19 as some people my try to put it. Mosquitos are only capable of causing Malaria to human beings. Covid-19 cannot get transferred to humans through Mosquitos unless the insects were susceptible to Covid-19. Covid-19 virus cannot replicate in mosquitos weakening the chances of one getting infected by the virus. The Covid-19 virus can only transmitted only when one comes into contact with respiratory droplets of Covid-19 virus either directly into either your nose or mouth or indirectly on a contaminated surface where the virus might still be surviving.