COVID-19 Fact vs Fiction: 9 Myth-busting Answers from the World Health Organization

March 20, 2020

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Can ultraviolet lamps kill the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Can COVID-19 be spread through mosquito bites? These questions may seem a bit outlandish, but between fraudulent products being sold online that promise a cure and misinformation circulating across social media, it can be hard for patients to decipher which information regarding COVID-19 is real or fake. The World Health Organization (WHO) compiled answers to some of the most common questions and thoughts to help educate the public on what the latest evidence shows regarding COVID-19. Scroll through the brief slideshow below based on the WHO's list to see if you know which statements on COVID-19 are true or just plain fiction.