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It’s not “simply” the flu, it’s deadlier, more contagious, and more likely to severely disrupt our health care system.

Concerning the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 there are a lot of sites and especially Social Media platforms that share information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). It is therefore difficult to separate the facts from the fables and to see what is right or wrong, true or false… I am not the one having the answers, but I will try to give some facts about Coronavirus COVID-19 that seem true. Off course any suggestions for good and reliable facts about Coronavirus COVID-19 are welcome via the form that can be found at the bottom of this page.

COVID-19 FACTS

  • It’s a Pandemic
  • There are several vaccines available and being distributed
  • There seem to be some specific treatments now, however still very uncertain.
  • You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is.
  • People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but the elderly and/or ill are more prone to serious complications if catching it.
  • Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work against bacteria.
  • Mutations are normal in a virus like COVID-19 (NRA virus)
  • Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
  • The Coronavirus spreads much faster then SARS.
  • Wearing masks does not lower Oxygen or increase CO2 levels.

COVID-19 FABLES

  • Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease.
  • The new coronavirus was not deliberately created or released by people, maybe by accident, but that has not been proven yet.
  • 5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-19 (Viruses cannot travel on radio waves/mobile networks and COVID-19 is spreading in many countries that do not have 5G mobile networks.)
  • Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous
  • Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19.

For MORE ANSWERS about Coronavirus COVID-19, visit our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service reports (almost) daily updates about Coronavirus COVID-19 media articles reported through publicly available web sites, they include some FACT CHECK.

In december 2014, United States President Obama spoke to the National Institutes of Health about the U.S. response to the Ebola virus. More interestingly he asked about funding for possible future “airborne” viruses that would need the world to work together (listen from minute 16:00). Look here to see how it was spent.

Infographic: Are European Countries Flattening the Curve? | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Infographic: U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surged During The Pandemic | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Infographic: Strict or Lenient? COVID-19 Lockdowns Compared | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Infographic: Consumers Are Gradually Restoring a Sense of Safety | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

In the video below from Science Insider, 2 Pathologists debunk 13 Coronavirus COVID-19 myths. Remember, we are still in a very early stage of this Coronavirus COVID-19 virus and therfore a lot is still unknown and there are just not that many answers like yes or no.

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