Fact vs. Fiction.

Position:Covid-19

Common myths and questions addressed by health organizations include:

* Alcohol consumption kills the virus.

Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous. Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of health problems.

* The virus is spread through new 5G wireless networks.

Viruses cannot travel on radio waves or mobile networks. COVID-19 is spreading through many countries that do not have 5G networks. COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. People can also be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their eyes, mouth or nose.

* Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people susceptible?

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