The Stream

What are some of the biggest myths about COVID-19?

The Stream clears up rumors and misconceptions about the new coronavirus.

On Wednesday, March 8 at 19:30 GMT:
As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the myths surrounding the virus.

True or False: Eating garlic or gargling with bleach can prevent people from getting COVID-19. 
True or False: Black people cannot get sick from the new coronavirus.
True or False: The new coronavirus was created in a lab.

These are all FALSE and just a small sample of the rumors that are spreading through social media and word of mouth.

On this episode of The Stream, we’ll ask a panel of experts to debunk lies and common myths about COVID-19.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Dr. Faheem Younus, @FaheemYounus
Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland UCH

Alastair Reid, @AJReid 
Digital Editor, First Draft News

Nsikan Akpan, @MoNscience
Science Editor, National Geographic

Read more:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters – WHO
Share Facts About COVID-19 – Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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