Debunking 10 Coronavirus Myths ft. Dr Seema Yasmin | WIRED

Dr Seema Yasmin helps to debunk 10 common misconceptions about the novel coronavirus (AKA SARS-CoV-19 or Covid-19) in this item for WIRED magazine.

Epidemic expert Dr. Seema Yasmin helps debunk some common medical myths surrounding Covid-19. Will drinking water flush the virus out? Can you take ibuprofen? Will garlic prevent infection? Can you hold your breath to test if you have coronavirus?

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We’ve embedded similar content from Dr Seema Yasmin before, including this item where she answers top 50 Googled questions about coronavirus.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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