Coronavirus myths: How to identify which viral posts aren't true

Doctors help ABC News' Diane Macedo break down coronavirus fact versus fiction.
3:52 | 03/26/20

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I think increase on many of us have at home you may be spending more time on FaceBook Twitter and YouTube likely. People on your feet are posting about a corona virus but how do you separate fact from fiction. Are Diane Macedo makes a down ports. They seem how little viral posts bullet advice on how to treat corona virus. How to kill corona virus he even how did test for corona virus and the problem many of them simply aren't true. Like this viral post claiming drinking water every fifteen minutes too long flushed a virus into your stomach where acid will kill it. The truth. So that and it doesn't really and now we get into orbit digest an answer before her arrest the third or another viral post claims specifically drinking warm water and is effective against the virus. I think that people have come up with its top the possibility because there had been some discussion over the virus replicating in Aaron Brooks. Problem but again this virus is a respiratory virus instead of drinking water this post falsely claims go idling with saltwater or vinegar eliminate the virus. Short adds there is. But I've found that people who have sort through switched and BS symptom of the coated batters are fighting that this helps relieve their sort through its. And it that's the case through court. Some on YouTube suggests drinking miracle mineral solution or MMS which the FDA says when prepared as instructed and becomes chlorine dioxide. Chlorine dioxide kills every pathogens every virus including the corona virus but the FDA warns ingesting these products is the same as drinking bleach and has caused serious and potentially life threatening side effects. What if you just want to know if you have the virus one post mentions you must have a dry cough tends no runny nose. But our own Caylee heart Tung who tested positive for the virus explains that's also not true. I really all started when it's a runny nose about a week ago. And that was forty S after I returned from a weeks and Seattle what was notable that he was at. I wasn't having the symptoms that were being so closely associated with trap virus wasn't having any sort of a dry cough I didn't having shortness of breath and I didn't feel any pressure on my chest so. It was easy for me at first I think. This is nothing this is not something to be concerned about. As an emergency provision that these people around him the ball that's a sentence including eight of no diarrhea so this short answer is. Each person will probably have different symptoms typical debate being fired a medium which will probably be. Another post all six planes you're not infected if you can hold your breath for more than ten seconds without coughing. Holy some basins are presenting with a rock would advise people not the whole bit brat on it you find symptoms that are similar to a flu or cold. At this one it signed just assuming you have to nineteen and self isolate yourself. So with so much information out there how to use out of state or our partners at first draft news advise asking yourself how the message makes you feel does it make you wanna buy something like share or subscribe. Does it make you fear or hate someone reward you find it funny or shocking. Each of these conserve as a warning that you may be looking at misinformation. And whenever possible get your in pro forma vetted medical source like the CDC and World Health Organization more than National Institutes of Health. One more thing you can do is check the supposed to source of the information. One of the most we mentioned claims to come from Stanford hospital and if you go to Stanford's basement page. You seeing this message the post did not come from Stanford medicine. So if you have questions about Pope in nineteen go straight to reputable source or ask your doctor and if you're not sure something's true don't chaired Lindsay. Super helpful tips there are thanks to you Diane.

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