The Coronavirus Collection: Prevention and Treatments

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Snopes investigates rumors and misinformation surrounding the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

  • Published 18 March 2020
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Like many health concerns, the novel coronavirus outbreak in 2020 that has infected people around the world with COVID-19 has drawn its fair share of snake oil and bunk cures. Snopes investigates those claims here.

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Was This ‘Health Bulletin’ an Accurate Coronavirus Warning? A viral social media post erroneously advised the public to "keep your throat moist" in...
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Will Sipping Water Every 15 Minutes Prevent a Coronavirus Infection? This "serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases" is not all that excellent.
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No, Holding Your Breath is Not a ‘Simple Self-Check’ for Coronavirus Take a deep breath and consult the CDC or WHO's latest guidance before following any...
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Can a Homemade Tito’s Vodka Hand Sanitizer Help Stem Coronavirus? As the coronavirus spread in 2020, a fierce outbreak of bad advice took hold online.
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Can a Cattle Vaccine Be Used To Fight COVID-19? The confusion seems to stem from the overuse of the word "coronavirus."
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No, a Hair Dryer Won’t Stop Coronavirus A viral video that claims breathing hot air from a hair dryer could cure COVID-19...
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Will Gargling with Salt Water or Vinegar ‘Eliminate’ the COVID-19 Coronavirus? What works for colds is unlikely to help an already-infected person stave off the COVID-19...
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Will Garlic Water Cure Coronavirus? On the plus side, this "treatment" might help keep away others who could potentially infect...
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Will Lemons and Hot Water Cure or Prevent COVID-19? As cures go, these ones are lemons.
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Should COVID-19 Patients Avoid Taking Ibuprofen? French medical advice warned that "adverse effects" of drugs such as ibuprofen had been reported...
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Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say Washing your hands decreases the number of microbes on your hands and helps prevent the...
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What Really Works to Keep Coronavirus Away? Proper hand-washing is the best thing you can do to protect yourself from a number...
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