వాట్సాప్‌లో కరోనావైరస్ బూటక వైరల్; వెల్లుల్లి వ్యాధిని నయం చేయగలదని పేర్కొంది – న్యూస్‌బైట్స్

అల్జీమర్స్: మినుకుమినుకుమనే లైట్లు వ్యాధితో పోరాడటానికి సహాయపడతాయి – TheHealthSit
February 18, 2020
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February 18, 2020

వాట్సాప్‌లో కరోనావైరస్ బూటక వైరల్; వెల్లుల్లి వ్యాధిని నయం చేయగలదని పేర్కొంది – న్యూస్‌బైట్స్


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  • Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.

    The scam message claims that an “old Chinese doctor’s” treatment involving boiled garlic water can cure the disease.

    Only last week, the World Health Organization had termed the fake news around the outbreak an “infodemic.”

    Here are more details.

  • Hoax

    Hoax: Drinking boiled garlic water provides ‘overnight healing’

    Hoax: Drinking boiled garlic water provides 'overnight healing

  • The viral WhatsApp hoax states, “Pass it please. Good news, Wuhan’s corona virus can be cured by one bowl of freshly boiled garlic water.”

    It specifies boiling eight cloves of garlic in seven cups of water. The treatment claims to provide “overnight improvement and healing.”

    The scam message adds that an “old Chinese doctor” and “many patients” have found this treatment to be effective.

  • Treatment

    Truth: No specific treatment for disease exists

  • In truth, the current coronavirus outbreak involves a new strain, called SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).

    Since it is a new strain, there is no specific treatment, medicine or vaccine for the virus.

    Health professionals have, however, been treating symptoms in patients while the immune system fights the virus.

    Scientists have also been scrambling to develop specified treatment and vaccines.

  • WHO

    WHO meets tech giants to combat fake news

    WHO meets tech giants to combat fake news

  • Taking cognizance of the many hoaxes around the viral outbreak, the WHO sat down with tech giants in Silicon Valley.

    Digital business solutions manager at WHO, Andrew Pattison, reportedly said the fake news was “spreading faster than the virus.”

    On Thursday, Pattinson held a meeting with tech companies at Facebook’s Mountain View headquarters with representatives from Google, Apple, Airbnb, Lyft, Uber and Salesforce.

  • Information

    Some social media platforms now direct users to correct information

    Pattinson also held talks with Amazon at the firm’s Seattle headquarters earlier this week. Meanwhile, some social media platforms have already started taking steps to combat fake news. Searching “coronavirus” on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok now directs users to WHO or local health organizations.

  • Outbreak

    Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,800

    Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,800

  • The SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. The virus was initially termed 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

    The virus impacts a host’s respiratory system, causing flu-like symptoms. In severe cases, it may result in pneumonia, multiple organ failure or death.

    The outbreak has killed 1,874 people and sickened over 73,000 globally. The disease caused by the virus has been termed COVID-19.

  • Fake news

    Coronavirus outbreak mired in fake news from get-go

  • Since the onset of the viral outbreak, many have made racist claims that it originated from Chinese eating habits, circulating videos of a woman eating bat soup. The

    India’s own AYUSH Ministry claimed last month that traditional medicine such as homeopathy, Unani and Ayurveda can cure the disease.

    Videos claiming that controversial godman Swami Nithyananda can cure the virus were also circulated.

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