Hoaxes and rumors about the coronavirus

The spread of the virus is an exceptional breeding ground for lies to spread about the infection, therefore, in the Hotel Real Casona de las Amas the safety of our guests and the correct information about it, is of utmost importance, then , a series of hoaxes and rumors that have spread with the aim of increasing panic and that do not have an apex of truth …

False: They can be transmitted by mosquitoes The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus that spreads mainly by contact with a infected person through the respiratory droplets that are generated when this person coughs or sneezes, or through saliva droplets or secretions from the nose.

Child urine can protect against the virus Urine does not kill viruses or bacteria and, in fact , may contain small amounts of viral or bacterial material. Wash your hands often with an alcohol-based disinfectant or with soap and water. Clean surfaces with common household disinfectants.

False: Cold and snow can kill the virus. The normal temperature of the human body is maintained around 36.5 ° and 37 °, regardless of the outside temperature or weather conditions. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that the cold can kill the new coronavirus or end other diseases.

False: The virus travels long distances through the air Respiratory droplets reach up to 1 meter away from a person who coughs or sneezes. The infection can also occur when touching the eyes, mouth or nose after being in contact with a contaminated surface. Wash your hands with soap and water or disinfectant. False: A hand dryer can kill viruses. Hand dryers do not kill COVID-19. To protect yourself, wash your hands frequently with a hydroalcoholic gel or with soap and water. Nor should you use ultraviolet lamps to sterilize hands or other parts of the body, since radiation can cause erythema. in the organism Spraying these substances can damage clothing and mucous membranes. Alcohol and chlorine can be used to disinfect surfaces if the relevant recommendations are followed.

False: Letters or packages from China are not safe People who receive postal packages sent from China are not at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. Thanks to previous studies, it is known that coronaviruses do not survive long on objects such as letters and packages. False: Garlic and sesame oil prevent infection Garlic is a healthy food that can have some anti-microbial properties, but that does not protect against the virus. Neither sesame oil applied to the skin will prevent the coronavirus from entering the body or cause death by preventing infection.

False: Antibiotics prevent or cure this disease Antibiotics are effective against bacteria, but not against viruses. Since the new coronavirus is a virus, antibiotics should not be used. If you are infected and you are hospitalized, you may be given antibiotics so that you do not get bacterial infections.

False: The coronavirus only affects the elderly The coronavirus can infect people of all ages, although it has been observed that the elderly and those with pathologies such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease are more likely to get seriously ill when they get the infection.