8 COVID-19 myths you shouldn't believe
COVID-19 misinformation not only causes harm, but can prove to be fatal.
Here are some popular COVID-19 myths busted by the Indian government on its official Twitter handles.
Popular COVID-19 Myths Busted
Fact: You can test COVID-positive after vaccination, but the severity will be greatly reduced
Myth: You can't get COVID-19 after vaccination
Fact: Wearing a mask doesn't cause CO2 intoxication or O2 deficiency
Myth: Long-term use of mask causes health issues
Fact: This is not true and you must trust only RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen tests
Myth: If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, you don't have COVID
Fact: There's no such medicine
Myth: COVIPRI is a Remdesivir substitute
Fact: You can get vaccinated even if you're menstruating
Myth: Taking COVID-19 vaccine during periods is risky
Fact: COVID-19 vaccination has not been approved for children yet
Myth: Children above 12 years of age can take Covaxin
Fact: COVID can infect all age groups but it tends to be mild in children
Myth: Children below 18 years of age are immune to COVID
Fact: Inhaling steam doesn't kill coronavirus. Only use prescribed medication by a doctor.
Myth: Steam inhalation kills coronavirus