You can protect yourself from COVID-19 by injecting, swallowing, and bathing in bleach, disinfectants, or alcohol.
Fact : These products are highly toxic and should never be swallowed or injected into the body.
COVID-19 was deliberately created or released by people.
Fact : Viruses can mutate over time. Occasionally, a disease outbreak happens when a virus that is common in an animal, such as a pig, bat or bird undergoes changes and passes to human beings. This is likely how the COVID-19 came about.
Buying products that are shipped from overseas will make a person sick.
Fact : As of this writing, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) says that the likelihood of becoming infected with COVID-19 from a commercial package is very low.
To reduce your risk of COVID-19, avoid any form of cold drinks and ice cream, and thoroughly cook meat and eggs before eating.
Fact : COVID-19 is not spread through food and water. It is spread through close contact with infected persons, specifically through the spread of emitted droplets.
Black or African people get COVID-19 more easily.
Fact : Anyone of any race or religion can get COVID-19. Older people and people with other health conditions such as heart diseases, diabetes and asthma are more at risk of getting seriously ill.
Exposing yourself to the sun or to high temperatures can prevent COVID-19.
Fact : Sunny or hot weather does not kill the virus. Countries with perpetual hot climate have cases of COVID-19 just like any other regions.
Taking Chloroquine or anti-HIV medications can cure COVID-19.
Fact : At the moment there is no proven cure for COVID-19. Please continue to see your trusted doctor if you are unwell and do not attempt to treat yourself with your own stock of Chloroquine or anti-HIV medications.
Multivitamin can help me prevent COVID-19.
Fact : Multivitamin are good for supplementation to your existing diet. However there is no evidence to suggests that taking multivitamin and high doses of vitamin C can prevent COVID-19.
Ending note : Do note that there are many unverified COVID-19 information that can be found in the internet space, so always consult a trained medical professional when in doubt
By : Dr Chen Yiming
Family Physician, MBBS (Singapore), GDFM (NUS), GDFP Dermatology (NUS)