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Indiana State Department of Health debunks COVID-19 myths

Photo courtesy of Twitter/ ISDH

Photo courtesy of Twitter/ ISDH

INDIANAPOLIS— The Indiana State Department of Health in a series of tweets is debunking myths they’ve heard relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are a couple of the health department’s messages to Hoosiers regarding information on the novel coronavirus:

1. Myth: “A cure for COVID-19 is available”

Fact: “There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. Scientists are working on a vaccine, but developing one that is safe and effective could take many months”

2. Myth: “You can protect yourself by rinsing your mouth with bleach or heating your nasal passage with a blowdryer”

Fact: Recommendations like these will not protect you from the virus and are dangerous. The CDC recommends the following ways to protect yourself from getting sick:

  • Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Practicing social distancing” 

Health officials continue to ask residents to directly seek information relating to protection, such as hand washing and face mask usage, against coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For CDC information on coronavirus, click here.

For information from the Indiana State Department of Health on coronavirus, click here.

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