Learn the facts, dispel the myths

Since the first reported case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the disease, now declared a pandemic by the WHO has rapidly spread to over a hundred countries. With thousands of deaths across the globe, humanity is once again faced with the outbreak of a disease that does not yet have a known vaccine and can only be treated symptomatically. While brilliant medical minds across the globe come together to find a cure, we as citizens have an equal responsibility to do what is needed to help. The advent of social media has meant that we have abundant information at our fingertips. While that is not a bad thing, unfortunately, social platforms are also being used to propagate false information about COVID-19 causing panic, stress and social stigma. This website aims to dispel fake news about the coronavirus and list important facts sourced from WHO, CDC and other prominent bodies.

It is imperative that we trust only reliable sources of information like the WHO and government-run sites and not fall victims to fake news circulated on social media. To put things into perspective, thus far, the mortality rate of COVID-19 is far less than most other diseases. There are known cases of patients being completely cured with the help of symptomatic treatments. Therefore, let us be sensible, aware and sensitive and do what we can to help each other in this time of need.

In an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many nations have gone into a lockdown mode. However, several women and men are still out there for us despite the shutdowns and curfews. Of late, there have been disturbing and shameful reports of harassment against these brave individuals. We urge everyone to respect, help and support members of the medical fraternity, law enforcement, transport services, delivery executives and others providing essential services to ensure that they can continue to work without any added stress or stigma.


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