Common Mistakes in Prevention of 2019-nCoV

Author: John
Time: 2020/2/7 10:58:33

At present, the prevention and control of 2019-nCoV are in a critical period. Some inaccurate information and rumors appear from time to time, which brings troubles to the work of epidemic prevention and anti-epidemic.


Myth 1: Drinking Banlangen and fumigating vinegar can prevent the new coronavirus

Banlangen is effective for influenza and cold, but ineffective for coronavirus; the concentration of acetic acid in fumigating vinegar is very low, which can not reach the disinfection effect.

Myth 2: "Smoking can prevent virus infection," "No smoker died of SARS."

Smoking will not only reduce the body's resistance and increase the probability of infection but also in case of infection, the risk of serious disease will be greater.

Myth 3: Drinking alcohol of high concentration can inactivate the new coronavirus

Drinking white wine can't resist the new coronavirus. 75% of medical alcohol can effectively kill the virus. In general, the alcohol concentration of high liquor is between 50% and 60%, which has no killing effect on the new coronavirus. The new type of coronavirus infection is transmitted through the respiratory tract while drinking alcohol enters through the digestive tract, so it is impossible to have an antiviral effect.


Myth 4: Taking antiviral drugs can prevent pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus

There is no evidence that antiviral drugs can prevent pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus.

Myth 5: Antibiotics can prevent pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus

No! The pathogen of pneumonia infected by new coronavirus is a virus, while antibiotics are aimed at bacteria. For the purpose of prevention, the misuse of antibiotics will enhance the resistance of pathogens.

Myth 6: Vitamin C can prevent pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus

No! Vitamin C can't enhance immunity. Taking vitamin C is usually only an auxiliary treatment.

Myth 7: wearing multiple masks can better prevent pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus

It's OK to wear a mask. Wearing three or four masks will make people breathless because the air can't enter the nasal cavity from the front, it can only enter from the side, but can't play a protective effect. In addition, it is not necessary to wear an N95 mask. The ordinary disposable medical mask can also prevent the spread of droplets.


Myth 8: Influenza vaccination is not easy to be infected by the new coronavirus

The influenza vaccine is mainly for the prevention of influenza and has no preventive effect on the infection of new coronavirus. Therefore, the influenza vaccine may still infect new coronavirus and may cause serious symptoms.

Myth 9: wearing goggles can prevent new coronavirus infection

Wearing goggles is a protection suggestion for doctors who contact patients directly. Ordinary people don't need to wear goggles when they go out.

Myth 10: saltwater mouthwash to prevent the virus

Saltwater mouthwash is good for cleaning the mouth and throat and is helpful for throat inflammation. But the new coronavirus invaded the respiratory tract, and there was no way to clean the respiratory tract. At present, there are no results suggesting that saltwater can kill the new coronavirus.

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