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10 misconceptions people believe about novel coronavirus

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Published on February 1, 2020 at 00.01

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A series of tweets from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control of Vancouver in Canada cleared many misconceptions that people may hold about how the novel coronavirus is transmitted. (Photos: Reuters, Twitter)
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Many believe that just a single cell of the virus is enough to make you ill.
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People often believe that the virus is airborne.
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Casual contact has been cited as one of the ways coronavirus is transmitted.
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The risk of transmission is very low in the case of accidentally touching the remnants of a sneeze.
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The common belief is that as soon as you touch something that has infected droplets, you will immediately fall sick.
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Skin-to-skin contact is not ho the virus is transmitted.
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Wearing a mask is one of the ways people often try to protect themselves from coronavirus.
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Although it is a popular method of control, masks may not actually be a good way to protect yourself.
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Just wearing a mask is not enough to reduce the chances of catching the virus.
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It is important to not get other people sick if you are experiencing some symptoms.
 
 
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