With coronavirus sweeping across the world, it comes as no surprise that people are seriously panicking. For the uninitiated, coronavirus causes a disease known as COVID-19. Its symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and shortness of breath. The scientifically inaccurate information about coronavirus and how to prevent/cure it being circulated on social media and some incompetent news agencies is only making matters worse. To help you cut through the vast amount of misinformation, we have debunked a few of the popular myths about coronavirus in this article. Check them out.
1 MYTH: Coronavirus is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu.
While it is true that the symptoms of coronavirus are no worse than those of seasonal flu, its mortality rate is higher. While the seasonal flu kills less than 1% of those infected, the WHO has confirmed that 3.4% of the reported COVID-19 patients have died globally (as of March 4, 2020) . So, yes, any flu-like symptoms you experience at this point do need to be addressed a bit more seriously.