Coronavirus is spreading in more and more countries and there’s no known cure. Unfortunately, people are using the virus to promote some health advises that are proven to be fake. Some of those advises are pretty useless, while others are pretty dangerous.
Here are the 5 widespread claims and what science has to say about them:
1. Home-made hand sanitiser
There has been a shortage of hand sanitiser gel, since washing your hands is key to prevent spreading the virus. When the reports of shortage emerged, people started sharing recipes for home-made sanitiser. These home-made sanitisers are not suitable for use on skin, while they can be good for cleaning surfaces. Professor Bloomfield from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine explains that there’s no way to make an effective product for hand sanitising at home.