Myths And Facts In Regards To COVID-19 In Relation To NEMT

In this article, we will go over a few common myths and misconceptions in regard to the transmission of COVID-19 and how you can properly protect yourself from it. This information has been sourced from both the CDC and the World Health Organization as well as the Surgeon General of the United States.

COVID-19 Cannot Be Transmitted In Hot Or Humid Climates.

FALSE: COVID-19 is not deterred by heat or humidity. Turning up the heat in your car or home, for example, will not affect the transmission of the virus. If you are in the vicinity of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has to travel through an area that has confirmed reports, the best means of protecting yourself is to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face, mouth or eyes.

COVID-19 Cannot Survive In Cold Weather.

FALSE: There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, regardless of the external temperature or weather. The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water.

You Should Wear Protective Masks And Gloves At All Times.

FALSE: While protective gloves are a means to keep your hands from becoming contaminated, the gloves themselves can become contaminated and can transmit the virus from the surface of the gloves to whatever you’re touching. Protective masks are only helpful if the person wearing them has tested positive for COVID-19. Buying masks in large quantities can hurt the supply for people that really need them like medical personnel and patients. 

Disinfectant Wipes Can Kill The COVID-19 Virus.

TRUE: Disinfectant wipes are a useful tool for combating and containing the spread of COVID-19. It can be very difficult to decontaminate every possible surface on a regular basis, however. According to the CDC, you should focus on common areas and surfaces that you come into contact with on a regular basis and always remember to wash your hands after disinfecting and disposing of the wipes.