World-renowned doctor busts COVID myths
Dr Faheem Younus of the University of Maryland has busted some myths surrounding COVID-19. He says that it's not a must to avoid shipped packages, shopping carts, ATMs, etc. "Coronavirus surface survival is one thing; that surface causing an infection is another. Wash your hands; live your life," Younus says.
"COVID-19 is a droplet related infection (like flu) and not a food-borne infection (like salmonella etc.). There is no documented COVID risk with take-out food," he adds, busting another myth.
The medical expert says that you are not necessarily COVID positive if you lose your sense of smell. "It’s common to temporarily lose one’s sense of smell with many viral infections/allergies. It’s a non-specific symptom that may or may not happen with COVID," he writes, adding that taking hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin preemptively may be wrong. "These (experimental) drugs for coronavirus should only be used in selected COVID patients. They can sometimes cause fatal heart rhythm problems plus other side effects," he adds.
He informs that lemon or garlic or any of the substances has not been scientifically tested against COVID.