Infectious Disease Specialist Talks About Coronavirus Myths (24 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       19 Mar 2020       3706       10

The award-winning clinician Faheem Younus proved that facts are the best weapon against the virus

Separating facts and fiction started from this tweet

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It’s no secret that deceptive messages spread faster. But it turns out that multiple strains of fake news wear people down. Researchers believe that “the more times a person is exposed to a piece of fake news, the more likely they are to become persuaded or infected.” If that info comes from an influential source, it escalates the spread way faster.

Jeff Hancock, a professor of communication at Stanford, knows the reason behind the appeal of fake information online. “Compared to real news, fake news tends to include information that is more surprising, upsetting, or geared to trigger anger or anxiety.” Any information that fits this description should always be fact-checked.

 

People thanked the doctor for the eye-opening thread



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Push 4 month s ago
soap is not killing sh#t, you can wash the virus off with it. What the hell is he talking about>? what is this?
       
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Bookmark 4 month s ago
^ are you [email protected]#king retarded?
       
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2012 4 month s ago
Sex, lots of it will cure and stop the virus... man_in_l
       
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Stronger 4 month s ago
no, really, soap doesn't actually kill germs. It literally just makes your skin slippery which prevents germs/viruses from clinging to you and there for very easy to wash off. The effectiveness of hand sanitizer is also impeded by the oils on your hands.

I love the comment that if we dont see a lot in infections it proves isolation worked. similar to the Y2K bug, the fact that it was not a disaster was due to the preventive work that was done to replace chipsets, update code, etc. I was part of the effort and spent long hours working to mitigate the impact...no everyone says it was just a big joke, hope we dont do the same to this event if it does turn out milder then expected.
       
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Amazing 4 month s ago
I’d like to know if there is any truth to the rumor that the virus is mutating.
       
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Photo 4 month s ago
the bloodbank in the Netherlands is actually testing for COVID-19....
       
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HUGE 4 month s ago
Soap does kill many viruses, including corona. Soap has hydrophobic tails that try to evade water, and in so doing rupture the lipid membranes of the virus (if they have them, which corona does). They don't just wash the virus away, they actually destroy it.
       
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Devoted 4 month s ago
@ Amazing yes the Covid 19 strain is mutating. The new L strain is deadly.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/scientists-identified-strains-covid-19/story?id=69
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Bride 4 month s ago
^^^^I apologise, I meant to type MORE deadly...not deadly^^^

I am trying to handle three different emergencies over 2 continents and an island. Today just suck.
       
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Wonderful 4 month s ago
Soap actually destroys the covid-19 molecule by tearing apart its outer fatty lipid layer. The part of the soap molecule that bonds to oils will work its way into the covid-19 oily layer and rip it apart. The part of the soap molecule that bonds with water then carries the pieces away.

This is not the case for all viruses, but is fortunately true for covid-19.
       
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