Dispelling New Myths about Masks (and Shoes)

Grace Halsey

It’s a good idea to wear a mask while exercising and to thoroughly clean shoes to avoid bringing COVID-19 into the home, correct? Here are a few new myths your patients may be sharing.

The World Health Organization's COVID-19 Mythbusters page has been updated again and several of the newest misconceptions reflect the global shift toward less restrictive lifestyles. Surgical or cloth masks have their place in the effort to stem virus spread and you may need to help educate your primary care patients on when--and when not--to use them. The following slides highlight new fictions posted the the WHO page and recap several stubborn ones.