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Despite warnings from health officials, some are exploring the effects of antibiotics, disinfectants, and supplements on COVID-19.

Can antibiotics, disinfectants, and supplements cure COVID-19?

October 24, 2020

Belief: Antibiotics, disinfectants, and supplements can treat COVID-19. Reality: There is no evidence to suggest that any of the substances listed above can effectively tre...

According to the CDC, being outdoors lowers your risk of becoming infected with COVID-19. Still, it is necessary to take other precautions, such as wearing a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from others.

Can COVID-19 spread outdoors?

October 13, 2020

Belief: I cannot get exposed to COVID-19 outdoors. Reality: Being outdoors can reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19, but it is essential to avoid crowded spaces and take ot...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some have turned to essential oils and other products to combat COVID-19.

Can certain substances prevent COVID-19?

October 11, 2020

Belief: Certain substances such as hydroxychloroquine and essential oils have been authorized to prevent or treat COVID-19. Reality: Currently, there are no medicines or vaccines for COVID...

Members of an agreed-upon social bubble do not need to social distance or wear masks if they are meeting outdoors.

Does meeting in small groups reduce the spread of COVID-19?

October 10, 2020

Belief: I will not become infected with COVID-19 if I meet with people in small groups. Reality: While meeting with small groups of people can help reduce the spread of COVID-19,...

The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings. In situations where one cannot wear a mask, it suggests keeping a social distance of at least 6 feet from others.

Does wearing a mask lower your oxygen levels?

September 26, 2020

Belief: Wearing a mask lowers your oxygen levels. Reality: Wearing a surgical mask or cloth face-covering does not lower your oxygen levels.  Dr. Megan Hall, a pediatrician in S...

Amidst a pandemic, some are worried that the Black Lives Matter protests may be linked to the upsurge of COVID-19 cases.

Are Black Lives Matter protests responsible for COVID-19 rise?

September 20, 2020

Belief: The Black Lives Matter protests are responsible for the rise in COVID-19 in the U.S. Reality: There is no evidence to suggest that the Black Lives Matter protests c...

Bacteria lingers near and on an envelope.

Can you get COVID-19 from mail?

September 3, 2020

Belief: I can contract COVID-19 via mail and other imported goods. Reality: While it is possible, it is very unlikely. Currently, scientists believe COVID-19 is mainly spr...

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