Posted on April 5, 2021
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The deadly virus that came from Asia in 2019 spread worldwide and caused millions of deaths. Countries were shut down, people lost their jobs, and they had to be quarantined. A major economic downfall is witnessed, and after almost a year, with all the safety and precautions, this life-taking virus is still with us. A new second wave of this Covid-19 virus was found in England recently. Let's read about it a little more.


The UK announced a sudden lockdown in December 2020 in London and other parts of the nation. The decision was made due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. The UK is currently witnessing its third wave or the second wave of this infectious disease which seemed to have subsided till it suddenly gained strength, with the country's around 35,000 people being infected. The UK's sudden imposition of lockdown can be held responsible for discovering a new wave of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which results in the coronavirus disease. “The new strain is 70% more infectious than the previous one”, says UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson. Most people are infected by the variant, with up to 60% cases due to this. 


The lockdown in London prevailed over the holiday programs of many Londoners. The lockdown resulted in the migration of people from the city to the countryside on a very large scale.


The novel coronavirus, SARS - CoV - 2, has spread its arms to every continent except Antarctica. The World Health Organisation (WHO) labelled the situation from a public health emergency of an international view to a pandemic on March 11, 2020.  The Corona Virus has been accountable for tens of millions of infections internationally, resulting in more than a million deaths worldwide. The most affected country till now is the United States.


As the Covid-19 pandemic picks up the threads when the term "pandemic" starts to be seen in headlines. People frightened, and with the panicked came misinformation and a bunch of trumped-up stories that encircled the subject. Below, we smash some of the most common myths circulating across social media and further on. 


Viruses in the body can be killed by spraying alcohol or chlorine on the skin.

The application of alcohol or chlorine to the skin can hurt the skin, particularly if it enters the eyes or mouth. These synthetics can clean surfaces, yet individuals ought not to utilise them on their bodies. Likewise, these items can't prevent infections inside the body.

People with pre-existing conditions and older adults are only the ones at risk of infection.

SARS-CoV-2, like other Covids, can be transmitted to individuals of all ages. Be that as it may, grown-ups and people with previous ailments, like diabetes, stoutness, or asthma, are vulnerable to a serious sickness. While individuals under 40, including youngsters, are more averse to becoming seriously ill with COVID-19, the illness can prompt difficulties and cause death.

Covid-19 cannot infect the children.

Individuals of all ages can build up the contamination that causes COVID-19. Up until now, most COVID-19 cases have been in adults; however, youngsters are not resistant. Most children who get infected by COVID-19 have gentle manifestations or none. Additionally, on May 15, 2020, the WHO delivered an analysis about an inflammatory condition in kids and teenagers with connections with COVID-19. The state, called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, known as MIS-C, has highlights like Kawasaki illness and toxic shock syndrome. Researchers at present think minimal about this condition. However, research from May recommends that it is uncommon, "likely influencing close to 1 out of 1,000 youngsters tested positive to SARS-CoV-2."

Covid-19 is just like the flu.

Infections due to the virus SARS-CoV-2 can result in Covid-19, an ailment that can show flu-like symptoms; body aches, fever and bad throat. Symptoms of Covid-19 can be severe, mild or hardly ever fatal. Although, both illnesses can cause pneumonia. 

Covid-19 causes 100% death.

This is the biggest lie ever spread. As we described above, Covid-19 is lethal for a very small percentage of people being infected by it. The WHO has declared that 80% of people get infected with the CoronaVirus, but they don't need medical treatment at the hospital.


Mild symptoms like fever, sore throat, body aches and shortness of breath. Sometimes people with the basic condition don't experience the signs and can be cured when quarantined. Suppose you're an international student studying in the United Kingdom, you need to choose the best student accommodation that is properly sanitised and have major safety measures regarding the Covid-19. Check out the Student halls in Nottingham, Student housings Liverpool or Student housings Birmingham for some of the best student accommodation in this uncertain situation. 

Covid can spread from cats and dogs as well.

There have been various reports that pets such as cats and dogs have developed the virus, including in the US. 


According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "There's no confirmation that animals are involved in spreading the virus that causes Covid-19". Therefore, you need not stay away from your pets. Scientists from the University of Nottingham said, “It’s questionable how relevant it is to the human outbreak, as most of the global outbreak has been driven by human-to-human transmission.”

We can be 100% virus-free from the face masks.

Many healthcare workers use professional face masks to prevent themselves from the virus. Disposable and cloth masks can prevent droplets but neither can be a saviour from the aerosolised particles. 


The CDC has suggested that people wear a cloth mask in public areas where it is hard to keep a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters. This helps the virus to spread slowly. Primary precautions are still important even if you wear a mask, such as washing the hands frequently, not touching the face, and maintaining social distance. Surgical masks and N95 respirators provide considerable protection but are reserved for health workers. 

Hand dryers can kill SARS-Cov-2.

Hand dryers don't kill viruses at all. The only way to protect ourselves from the Corona Virus is by washing the hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time. Also, if this doesn't work or is not available at the moment, then use an alcohol-based sanitiser.

The virus will die when the temperatures rise.

Certain viruses like flu and cold spread easily in colder temperatures or environments. This does not mean that their transmission stops at higher temperatures. Also, there is no such confirmation to this fact, and scientists are still unknown. 

Gargling bleach helps in the prevention of CoronaVirus.

People are suggested not ever to put bleach in their mouth. Gargling bleach can never work in the welfare of a person. Bleach is corrosive and can cause serious damage to the body. 

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