Lies about Corona

The number of rumors and fake news about Corona has continued to rise. They are distributed via messenger services or social media which is causing anxiety among the masses. Even relatives or friends should not be trusted when it comes to such messages. Experts recommend checking the origin of the information and believing information only from reliable media and official websites of establishments like the Ministry of Health. Alleged remedies against Corona are especially dangerous. Drinking a glass of water every 15 minutes for e.g. does not help against Corona, confirmed the World Health Organization. It is false that the virus, through this practice, is flushed into the stomach and killed by the stomach acid. The consumer advice center has issued a warning concerning chlorine dioxide “This is a disinfectant and is used to bleach textiles! Do not ingest this, it is dangerous!”. Also, there is no simple self-test for Corona – such as holding your breath without coughing. This is fake news.

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Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 19.3.2020

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