There are some most spine-chilling, eerie and scary conspiracy theories surrounding COVID-19 questioning why China is not allowing experts from other countries, even the World Health Organization (WHO) team, to come to corona-originated city of Wuhan “for investigation” under the pretext of lockdown? Is China hiding something about the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) virus? Are we prepared to take on the pandemic? Special Correspondent RAKESH ROCKY tries to find out.
By Rakesh Rocky -March 30, 2020
There are different theories making the round and the one most in circulation is that the virus allegedly leaked from a government laboratory in Wuhan, China due to some negligence. It is said that the Chinese scientists work secretly on “warfare” programs. An exploratory report by Tyler Durden in the journal “Great Game India on Geopolitics and International Relations” claimed that China stole the Coronavirus virus from Canada to make a weapon? China has never openly denied the claim of this report.
China has stated from the beginning that coronavirus came from humans in bats or some such species. Researchers have not been able to say authentically from which animal this virus has come in humans? Last week a Chinese team suggested that it may have come from a snake. But the question is, why did this incident happen in Wuhan city, where China’s lab is? Why China is not allowing experts from other countries to come to Wuhan for investigation. Is he afraid that if he allows this, then his secret program may be exposed?
China and its supporting countries claim that Coronavirus is a conspiracy against China because some forces (America and others) are concerned about its economic power and wanted to take revenue in such a way that it would ruin Chinese economy and make tt counry a pauper. The reasoning behind his theory is that Coronavirus arrived in China, Pakistan etc. but not in neighboring Afghanistan, where the US soldiers are. So what is the future of war, can it ever open the way to a world war?
The circumstances suggest that there is something that creates apprehension. Will the world community be able to put such pressure on China after Corona’s demon took such human lives around the world, that they can tell the truth of Corona? Probably not. China may have described the questions raised about Coronavirus as “a lie, a defamation of the West and a conspiracy by the West to isolate Asia”, but it is natural to question why China does not want to let experts visit Wuhan. It is not that China alone is surrounded by allegations of making biological weapons. Such questions have arisen from America to Russia and many other countries.
There is silence around the world in this emergency of Corona. The coronavirus virus has taken thousands of lives. It can be gauged by how many lives Coronavirus took, that the burial place in Italian cemeteries was reduced. It originated from Wuhan in China, after which dozens of questions have arisen. One, is China hiding the truth of the origin of the coronavirus virus? One of them is whether the coronavirus covid 19 virus is part of the preparations for any biological warfare?
But the case of China is so serious that Coronavirus Novel started from her, which took the whole world in its grip and ended the lives of thousands of people. There are many fears about China. Among these is an investigative report by Tyler Durden in the journal “Great Game India on Geopolitics and International Relations”, which asks whether China stole the Coronavirus virus from Canada to make a weapon? Interestingly, China has never openly denied the claim of this report.
On March 21, US Secretary of State Mike Ponpio made several direct allegations against China regarding Corona. Ponpio not only described the Coronavirus virus as the “Wuhan virus” but also made another very serious matter. Ponpio said that “We had proposed to China that our experts would go to China to help them and WHO but we were not allowed to.” Such things were done by the Chinese Communist Party, which has put the people of the world and the world at risk.
There is another doubt on China. The Chinese government censored and even detained doctors and whistleblowers who tried to “alarm” people about Corona. China’s famous doctor Li Wenliang (34) first tried to make people aware of the coronavirus virus and its serious dangers. He brought the information of the coronavirus to the world and saved many people from this infection. Then suddenly China’s government media and then the World Health Organization (WHO) reported his death. Questions have arisen as to whether Li Wenliang has been the victim of some “conspiracy” or whether he has also taken his life by the same virus, for which he made the world aware of the dangers.
Amidst all these incidents and allegations, the apprehension is that the coronavirus did not come from any bats or other creatures, but from a Chinese secret laboratory in Wuhan due to some serious negligence (leakage of the missed virus). China wants to hide it.
The entire media of China is under the government and all the reports that come from there are only after government approval (censor), or based on the information provided by the Chinese government. No report about Coronavirus went independently from Wuhan (China) to the rest of the world. Coronavirus started from Wuhan, and there are Chinese laboratories, so the apprehension has been deepened.
An expert team of WHO visited Wuhan and visited some of the victims’ hospitals but where the Chinese authorities took them. This did not reveal or inquire from where and how the coronavirus originated. It is a matter of concern that there is an international treaty in Geneva to ban the use of bio-weapons, but there is no provision that any other country or expert will go to any country to check that the rules of the treaty are being faithfully followed. Yes or No.
The reason for this is that no international agreement has been reached in the treaty for any such international investigation system. It is understandable that the major reason behind this is that all those countries want to keep their biological weapons program secret. Today, while China is being accused of Coronavirus virus, the allegations against China cannot be investigated in the absence of consensus on the investigation mechanism. Not only China, but also countries like America and Russia have been accused of development and storage of biological weapons. All these countries do not want to accept any kind of investigation system for the observance of the Geneva Treaty.
The global prevalence has been similar to that of Coronavirus and the large number of people who are dying reinforces this fear. From China to Italy, Iran and America, power has been affected by this virus, apprehensions are taking big shape from it.
There are allegations that viral scientists work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China to fight deadly viruses. Not only this, the institute also contributes to the bio-war program for the Red Army (China Army). The “Washington Post” report claimed that Danny Shoham, a bio-scientist and bio-war expert from Israel, had claimed that the institute was China’s most state-of-the-art bio-research laboratory. Interestingly, this virus research is the only research institute in China, whose presence has been officially acknowledged by China.
In late 2016, an intelligence report revealed that more than a dozen army officers from Pakistan, including Pakistan Army Chief and Captain rank officers, had gone to China for training in biological warfare.
How far the preparations for China’s biological warfare have reached and how many or how biological weapons have been prepared or are being made in China is difficult to say. However, in the last years of the eighties, a serious accident occurred in a biological weapon plant in China which was widely discussed. After this, the threat of biological warfare had worried the world.
The coronavirus covid 19 virus would have been confined to a simple virus and would have come under control within a short time, so perhaps deep suspicions would not have arisen. But in the midst of thousands of deaths across the world, the manner in which the world’s two great superpowers, America and China, have accused each other of the origin of this virus has given rise to a huge debate. Questions are being raised whether this attack of Coronavirus was a rehearsal of any biological warfare.
The question being raised today is that the coronavirus is not really a “natural disaster” but a “man-made” disaster. That is, humans (scientists) have prepared it for some specific purpose. This motive may also be a “rehearsal of biological warfare” and a “omission of the virus leaking during the manufacture of biological weapons”.
At the moment it is clear that there is no concrete evidence yet about what the virus is. How did it come, where did it come from? Many experts are giving cautionary statements about this and saying to avoid charges. But the truth is also that after the havoc of Coronavirus around the world, researchers, scientists and spies have started exploring whether Coronavirus is at the risk of preparing for a biological war?
Now, let us also talk about the allegations of Coronavirus on America and China. Both accused each other. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kang Schwang said that it is being speculated that the new coronavirus virus is probably a part of China’s biological war and has been described as a biological weapon emanating from a laboratory.
Remember, on behalf of China, it was said that “Coronavirus virus arrived in Wuhan, China through American troops”. A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that “the coronavirus virus came to US troops in Wuhan and it was an American conspiracy”. Actually there is another aspect that China and its supporting countries present. He claims that Coronavirus is a conspiracy against China because some forces (America and others) are concerned about his economic power and they wanted to kill him in a way that destroys his economy and becomes a pauper. The reasoning behind his theory is that Coronavirus arrived in China, Pakistan etc. but not in neighboring Afghanistan, where the US soldiers are. China’s Foreign Ministry has alleged that American soldiers brought Coronavirus to China.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kang Schwang said in February through China Radio International of Beijing that the World Health Organization responsible person has currently reported that there is no evidence that the new coronavirus virus is made from the laboratory or to manufacture biological weapons Is born from
Kang Shwang said that China hoped that the international community would fight the new Coronavirus virus simultaneously and also oppose political viruses such as conspiracy opinions. Kang Shwang said that at present the Chinese public is doing its best to combat the epidemic. At the moment, it is bad and absurd to make such a sensational talk.
On the other hand, US President Donald Trump has been consistently calling the Coronavirus virus a “Chinese virus”. However, Trump has also been criticized for this. His opponents are calling Coronavirus a Chinese virus and Trump’s racist and anti-China thinking. Despite this, Trump remains firm and feels that there is nothing wrong in calling Coronavirus a “Chinese virus” because the virus came from there.
China is strongly opposed to this. Amidst strong objections, Chinese experts say that this will weaken the fight against the coronavirus virus and cause bitterness between the two countries. China also says that this can cause hatred towards the people of Asia in the world.
Even a group of Indian researchers published a report in late January stating that “the coronavirus virus may have been intentionally caused.” The report found the coronavirus covid 19 virus as “China’s biological There was a possibility of having arms. There was a lot of controversy about the report, after which the report was withdrawn in early February. Scientists criticized this report, saying that there is no solid foundation in it, on the basis of which China can be said to have deliberately created Corona.
The United States is now accusing China of not properly handling the coronavirus virus infection, which spread around the world. A New York Times report said that the Trump administration has also been discussing the theory that the coronavirus virus has not spread from Wuhan’s food market in China but from the Chinese government’s lab in Wuhan, where research work on biological weapons is under progress. Now what does this mean that America directly accuses China of? It can be a biological weapon.
On a Fox News talk show, US Republican Senator Tom Cotton said that “there is no evidence yet of how the coronavirus virus came to be.” It came from the food market of Wuhan, we also cannot say for sure. We know about China that it is famous for cheating and dishonesty. We should doubt it and also ask tough questions.”
Tom Cotton said in a separate interview, “The food market in Wuhan is being talked about spreading corona, where the Chinese lab is located.” We do not know where it originated. We know that China’s only biosafety level four super lab is just a few kilometers from the food market. However, we have no evidence that Coronavirus was born in that lab in China.”
When Tom Cotton spoke of such apprehension, the famous American daily <Washington Post> asked the experts to get their views on the issue. However, by and large not all supported this theory. No one described Coronavirus as “man-made”. Richard Ebright, professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, told the newspaper, “if we look at the genome sequence of this virus, it is clear that it has not been deliberately produced.”
On Corona’s controversy, Scott Kennedy, a Chinese expert in the “New York Times to the Center for Strategic and International Studies”, said that “calling the Coronavirus virus a Chinese virus is like presenting China as a scare around the world.” This hatred will increase not only against the government there but also against the common Chinese citizens. “
But Trump said in a press conference at the White House that he is associating China’s name with Coronavirus because he is giving people wrong information. Trump said that “it was from the Chinese side that the coronavirus virus was introduced into Wuhan, China through American troops.” They are defaming my soldiers. Trump wrote in his tweet — “Coronavirus virus originated in China, so there is no problem in calling it a Chinese virus”.
The White House says that “the name of the virus has already been named after its place of origin.” Spanish Flu, West Nile Virus, Zika and Ebola. All these names are named after the place. “In the US, there has been a dispute over calling Coronavirus a” Chinese virus “. Medical and health experts believe that the epidemic should not be associated with any race or community because it will only increase hatred.
However, the effect of these allegations and counter-allegations has also been shown. In March, China asked many American journalists to leave. In response, the Trump administration also asked some Chinese citizens working in the US to leave.
Threat of terrorist groups
So far, there is no indication that a terrorist organization could be behind the spread of the coronavirus virus, but its threat cannot be ruled out. Terrorist groups have always been in search of such dangerous weapons. Anyway, the dreaded terrorist organizations of the world have acquired dangerous weapons. They have killed thousands of people using them.
There is dozens of evidence that some countries have been helping the terrorists. They have dangerous weapons from these countries. In such a situation, there is a big risk of dent in the safety of biological weapons. If this happens, it will be a sign of the destruction of the world. In the recent decade, mutual enemies and commercial confrontations of countries in the world have also been a big reason for the terrorists to flourish. There have been allegations that some countries use terrorists against other countries for their personal interests.
Danger in India
India, with a population of about 130 crore, has the highest risk of such epidemics. The condition of hospitals in the country is not hidden from anyone. And the problem of poverty is that 10 to 12 people live in each room. Settlements are the most susceptible place for such epidemics. There are little from cleanliness to public amenities. The rooms with self-checking kits to isolation are also very few. Corrupt elements from above do not hold back from robbing people for money even in the event of an epidemic.
Initially in India, the impact of the coronavirus was negligible, but in the second fortnight of March, conditions suddenly began to worsen. The truth is that by the end of February, preparations to compete against Coronavirus in India were limited to meetings only. International air flights were banned very lately due to which a large number of foreigners also came to India from countries where there are many cases of corona.
Precautionary measures at airports started very late. What is the condition at the airport is proved by the example of singer Kanika Kapoor. After returning from England, she was found positive during the investigation at the airport, but she went straight to her house and became a threat to how many people joined three parties.
No major budget announcement was made by the central government till the end of March to avoid the epidemic. Decisions were made to stay at home and lock down, but a plan was made about what will happen to those who earn food during the day and eat at night. In the settlements, which are the most sensitive places from India’s point of view, nothing was done about awareness. Maharashtra remains the most sensitive case of coronavirus in India with the highest number of cases. Apart from this, cases from Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Ladakh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Jammu Kashmir, Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar Have come out.
Prime Minister Narender Modi has declared nationwide lockdown for 21 days and asked 1.3 billion people in the country to stay inside their homes to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
“There will be a total ban of coming out of your homes’’ the prime minister, announced on television on March 24 night. “Every state, every district, every lane, every village will be under lockdown,’’ Modi said.
The Prime Minister said, “From midnight, the entire country will be in lockdown, total lockdown. To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family.’’ Shortly after Modi announced complete lockdown, the Centre said all road, rail and air services will remain suspended during this period.
Earlier, Modi had announced ‘’Janata Curfew’’ on March 19. Modi also announced a Central allocation of 15,000 crore to strengthen the health infrastructure to tackle the disease.
After fears over the spread of the disease have already led many state governments and union territories to clamp a lockdown till March 31.
However, during the lockdown, freight movement will continue to make essential commodities available across the country.
Prime Minister in his address said to the people that if you will not cross the “Lakshman Rekha’’, you will save yourself and your family.
Meanwhile, the prices of essential commodities were seen soarin, everywhere under the very nose of the administration. There is also lack of facilities in the hospitals. Most hit by the lockdown are poor and daily wagers.
China faces $20trn lawsuit
The first big development related to Covid-19 conspiracy theories is a $20 trillion lawsuit was filed against Chinese authorities in the United States (US) over its outbreak from Wuhan in China.
US lawyer Larry Klayman and his advocacy group ‘’Freedom Watch’’ along with Texas company Buzz Photos have filed the lawsuit against the Chinese government, Chinese army, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Director of Wuhan Institute of Virology Shi Zhengli and Chinese army’s Major General Chen Wei. According to the reports he plaintiffs have sought $20 trillion, which is a bigger amount than China’s GDP, claiming coronavirus is the result of a biological weapon prepared by the Chinese authorities.
Reports said that they have accused China of aiding and abetting death, provision of material support to terrorists, conspiracy to cause injury and death of US citizens, negligence, wrongful death, and assault and battery. They allege the virus had released from the Wuhan Virology Institute.
The plaintiffs stated that the COVID-19 virus was “designed” by China to kill mass populations. Biological weapons were outlawed in 1925 and hence such a biological weapon is a terrorist-related weapon of mass destruction, the lawsuit mentioned. According to the reports appeared in various media said that the American group cites multiple media reports that said that there was only one microbiology lab in China that handled advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus in Wuhan. To cover up, the plaintiffs alleged, China linked statements on coronavirus with national security protocols.
At a glance
What is biological warfare
Biological warfare means germ war. That is, the weapons in it will not be ammunition but germs. Under biological warfare, only biological elements such as bacteria, viruses or fungi are made weapons for destruction. Deadly toxic or infectious elements are used in biological warfare. Biological weapons are disease-causing agents. These include bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, fungi, toxins. Bacillus anthracis bacteria, which cause anthrax, have been counted among the deadliest agents used as biological weapons. Anthrax has been used as a biological weapon for nearly a century with powder, spray, food, and water. Invisible, infectious, odorless and tasteless spores make anthrax a flexible bio weapon.
What is the Geneva Biological Weapons Treaty
Article 1 of the Geneva International Treaty of 1925 prohibiting the use of bio-weapons and amendments made to it in 1972, which prohibits the development and storage of biological weapons, states — “The treaty signer Every country vows that under no circumstances will it develop, produce, store and use bio weapons. After this, the US Congress enacted a law on bio-weapons in 1989, which talks about complying with the bio-weapons treaty. The aim is to prevent such weapons from being handed over to terrorists. It has always been feared that the manufacture of such weapons can be dangerous in such a way that it does not fall into the hands of any terrorist organization.
Which blood group has more effect?
The coronavirus covid 19 virus has also yielded many interesting research results. One of them is that people with “A” blood group need to be more vigilant with the coronavirus virus. According to the disclosure (claim) made by the researchers of the hospital in Hubei province of China, Jinintan, there are more people in the “A” blood group who have died so far due to this virus. Not only this, people of this blood group are more infected with this virus. However, doctors have given their opinion that since coronavirus is a new virus, it would not be right to reach such a conclusion. He says that it is very important to protect against the week immunity. The older people have less immunity, so they have died more. The coronavirus attack depends on your ability to fight the disease. As far as China’s research is concerned, the research related to the coronavirus virus blood group has been done in Wuhan and Shenzhen city of China. It has been claimed that the number of people who had “A” blood group among the dead and infected people is more. Those who have an “O” blood group may be resistant to the coronavirus virus. According to the study, coronavirus was not seen to have any significant impact on people with blood group “B” and “AB”. This research has been published by the British newspaper Daily Mail. In this research conducted at the Center for Evidence Based and Translational Medicine, researchers wrote that people with type “A” blood group should be more vigilant to avoid the virus. However, Wang Xinhua’s team also said that this is an initial study and more research is needed on this. Researchers in the research have made this claim based on a comparison of blood groups of 2,173 infected and 3,694 healthy people in Wuhan and Shenzhen. According to research, 31.16 percent of the people in Wuhan had a blood group type “A”. 37.75 percent of the people undergoing treatment at the local Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan had the same blood group. At the same time, 26 percent of the blood group “O” were infected with this virus. However, doctors suggest that even if your blood group type is “A”, you need not fear because you can still keep yourself away from the disease.
Chinese doctor, who first warned about Corona
Dr. C alias Li Wenliang (34) had emerged like a hero in China after Corona’s havoc surfaced. He first identified the coronavirus virus and its serious dangers. Many people were also saved from getting infected. There have been questions on the death of this Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, bringing the coronavirus virus to the world. His death was reported by China’s state media and then by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Questions have arisen as to whether Li Wenliang has been the victim of any conspiracy or whether the same virus has taken his life, for which he made the world aware of the dangers. China’s official newspaper Global Times said that Doctor Wenliang died of the coronavirus virus. He was hospitalized on January 12 after being hit by the coronavirus virus because he came in contact with a patient. When the discussion of hiding the coronavirus virus news in Wuhan city of China intensified, Doctor Wenliang posted a video from the hospital to warn people about the coronavirus virus. It is said that Wenliang was questioned by China’s Health Department. Wenliang of the Wuhan police was revealed to have issued a notice with the charge of spreading rumors.
Wenliang sent a message to his fellow doctors in a chat group of fellow doctors on December 30, 2019 and told about the danger of coronavirus virus. Not only this, Li Wenliang had warned his fellow doctors to wear special clothes to avoid this virus. Nliang had said that it has been clear in the test that this virus which killed people is of Coronavirus group. There is also the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ie SARS virus of the same group, due to which in 2003, 800 people died in China and all over the world. Wenliang told his friends to personally ask their family members to be vigilant about it. His message went viral shortly.
It is said that Wenliang first alerted the Chinese government to the virus, but the Chinese government did not take the doctor’s warning seriously which resulted in dangerous consequences. A research published by Chinese researchers in the Lancet Medical Journal says that the first case of infection with Coronavirus Kovid 19 was revealed only on December 1 last year. A few days later, three more people showed signs of the disease (corona). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease arising from the coronavirus virus still cannot be ruled out that the disease has passed from an animal to humans.
Which Coronavirus got done
Although Coronavirus caused panic across the world, some positives of this virus have also been reported. First is that air pollution in China has reduced to a great extent. Until recently, every country was fighting a war on air pollution. Increasing air pollution has become a severe problem in China.
Every year more than one million people have to lose their lives due to air pollution there. China’s economy was suffering 267 billion yuan (about 26700 crore) from pollution. China imposed the world’s largest air purifier towers, banned plastics, curbed industries, but the result was not very encouraging for air pollution. But surprisingly, the smoke of pollution in the form of clouds is always seen very little above the sky of China in space today.
On the other hand, the city of Venice in Italy has shown an unexpected effect. The usually cloudy canals there have turned into water crystals, with the fish floating below looking clear. The color of the canals has changed due to reduced traffic. Not only this, in large rivers, dolphin, which used to look a lot on the edges, is now showing. It may be that in India too, pollution figures are better due to reduced traffic in cities like the capital Delhi.
Basic protective measures
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Be cautious if you have Covid-19- like symptoms
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.
The facts and misconceptions
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus
There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, 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.
Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new disease
Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that coud occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites
To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.
Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?
UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus?
Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.
However, they cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever. This is because it takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever.
Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus?
No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.
Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus?
No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.
The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, and WHO is supporting their efforts.
Although these vaccines are not effective against 2019-nCoV, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.
Can regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?
No. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus.
There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.