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Myths

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Hand dryers kill the new coronavirus

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No. Hand dryers are not effective at killing coronavirus.

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Thermal scanners at airports can't detect fevers properly

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Thermal scanners are effective at detecting people who have developed a fever because of infection with the new coronavirus.

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Pets spread coronavirus.

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There is no evidence that cats and dogs can be infected with the new coronavirus.

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I can get a coronavirus vaccine.

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There is no medicine or vaccine recommended that can treat coronavirus.

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Antibiotics can treat coronavirus.

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No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.

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Only old people can get coronavirus.

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People of all ages can contract the new coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill from the virus.

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