OMAHA, Nebraska - There's a lot of information, and some mis-information on the internet about COVID-19 coronavirus.
What's true and what's false?
Some of the most interesting facts and false myths include:
Hand sanitizer doesn't kill coronavirus because it's antibacterial, not anti-virual. True or False?
False. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand sanitizer with at least 60-percent alcohol DOES effectively help stop the spread of coronavirus by stopping it from replicating its RNA, which is how a virus makes more of itself.
A loss of smell or taste may be a symptom of coronavirus. True or False?
True. Nebraska Medicine says loss of smell or taste may be a symptom, but the most common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, you don't have COVID-19. True or False?
False. The Centers for Disease Control says healthier people who have coronavirus may still be able to hold their breath much longer than 10 seconds, and some older or less healthy people may not be able to hold their breath for 10 seconds even if they're not ill.
During a stay-at-home order it's okay for healthy kids to play with neighbor children outdoors. True or False?
False. If your area is under a stay-at-home order, it means coronavirus is spreading out in the community, and healthy children could get the virus if they are in close contact with others who have the virus, even if they don't appear to be ill.
Coronavirus appears to be transmitted between people who are closer than six feet from each other.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center has posted an online quiz on coronavirus myths, CLICK HERE to test your knowledge.
More information on coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CLICK HERE.