Coronavirus facts and myths

Reporter: Corey Lazar
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WINK News is working to keep you informed as more and more disinformation is coming out about COVID-19.

We have compiled a list of myths and facts surrounding this coronavirus pandemic.

First myth: Coronavirus is mutating into a stronger strain

This is NOT true.

-Scientists say at this point coronavirus is not mutating much and is less likely to become more or less dangerous, which is good news for a potential vaccine.

Second myth: Antibiotics are effective against coronavirus

This is NOT true.

-The World Health Organization says antibiotics are not effective against viruses.

FDA has approved an anti-malaria medication hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine but the drugs have yet to be rigorously tested for coronavirus.

Third myth: You can self check for coronavirus by holding your breath for 10 seconds. If you don’t cough you don’t have COVID-19.

This is NOT true.

To get a proper diagnosis, you’d need a variety of tests performed by your doctor and the coronavirus test.

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