Myths and Misconceptions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 – How to Control the Infodemic?

V Raghuraman

Abstract


Ever since a novel corona virus designated as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 achieving pandemic proportions and subsequently spreading rapidly across major continents by international air traffic causing acute respiratory infection and death, there has been another storm brewing simultaneously. This storm is nothing but the huge amount of information being in circulation through the omnipresent social media. Most of this unverified and unreliable information reaching a large section of people is creating various myths and misconceptions regarding the cause, management and prevention of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


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