Will drinking water keep you safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

There is a buzz going viral on social medias that drinking a lot of water can keep you safe from this global pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19). And this buzz has become the global concern of the people about the new Coronavirus disease. It says that our mouths and throats shall always be moist, so we shall drink water every 15 minutes and that will help to wash the virus down the oesophagus, so it that it can be killed by our stomach gastric acid which contains pH of between one and three.

There is no evidence so far that drinking water is helpful in killing or preventing the infection from COVID-19. But what we observe so far from the several sources that mouth is not only the way of transmission of the virus as some people might got infected by touching their mouth with contaminated fingers and the others, it can be transmitted by touching the nose or eyes. And please note that the Coronavirus is transmitted through enhaling the tiny droplets that comes out while a infected person sneezes, coughs or exhales. So “drinking water can prevent infection with Covid-19” is yet another theory based rumor people are spreading around.

As per www.bbc.com, Kalpana Sabapathy, a clinical epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine explains that the illness due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection cannot be prevented by drinking water. She said that the infections often begin after we’ve been exposed to thousands or millions of viral particles, so sweeping a few down the oesophagus is unlikely to have much of an impact.

She further added “One gaping hole in it is the likelihood that you managed to flush all of them down into your stomach. You would probably have already got them in your nostrils by then, for example – it’s not fool proof”.

However, there is evidence that some patients have been reporting symptoms such as nausea and diarrhoea, the experts from China are warning that there are signs it can infect the digestive tract. According to one report, more than 50% of people with Covid-19 have the virus in their faeces, where it’s lingering long after it’s been cleared from the lungs.

Though drinking plenty of water is always good for our health.

Regardless of believing in any rumors and buzzes spread over the internet platforms, people shall adopt precautionary and safety measures in their daily lifestyle to save themselves, their family as well as their community as a whole.

Covid-19 Myth Vs Reality.

Please do the following basis precautionary measures to keep yourself and your family and circle safe from Corona Virus:

# Frequently wash hands thoroughly with hand wash or soap and water for at least 20 seconds which can kill viruses that may be on your hands.

# Use sanitizer (alcohol-based) in the unavailability of water and hand wash to help kill the viruses that may be on your hands.

# Do not touch your facial area i.e eyes, nose and mouth to avoid infection. Hands touch many surfaces which can pick up viruses from those surfaces. Once they get contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth and allow the virus to enter in your body making to infected.

# Maintain Social distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing to avoid breathing in the droplets they spray from their nose or mouth which may contain virus if they are Coronavirus infected.

# If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, stay home and call in advance to get the medical attention earlier.

# Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus.

The best precaution to alert yourself: Always think your hands have a shit.

It sounds funny but it is the best way to increase your consciousness to prevent yourself from coronavirus. If you think your hand has a shit then definitely you won’t touch your face or any part of the body as well as anything unnecessarily with that hand. So, keep in mind that your hand is always dirty. If you go outside, and if you touch something then just think you have touched the shit, then definitely you won’t use that hand to touch anywhere on your body as far as possible and you will rush to wash your hand as soon as possible.

Be Aware:

There are many posts with fake information circulating around social media sites about COVID-19. People shall always follow genuine websites like WHO (www.who.int) to find authentic details.

Believing the wrong information at this alarming moment may turn into blunder in your life. And sharing such wrong post is even worse than anything else could ever be because it could mislead your near and dear ones and society as a whole. So before sharing any post, please make sure that you are getting them from authentic sources and ignore unnecessary articles and posts that are published or posted just to create a myth.

Also, remember that there are numbers of online scam sites that are actively involved in advertising and selling various products like N-95, N-97 masks & other face masks, hand sanitizers, tissues, medicines, etc. in the name of this virus. So we all shall be aware of these scam sites. So, we want to suggest you shop related products only from the renowned online stores like Amazon and so on in order to save yourself from scams. Or, at least do some research before you purchase anything from unknown online stores.

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You have a responsibility to protect yourself, your family and your community. Please stay at home.

source: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses, https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200319-covid-19-will-drinking-water-keep-you-safe-from-coronavirus

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