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How could Coronavirus Affect Your Research Project?

Frequently Asked Questions - Answered

For many businesses around the world, travel restrictions and reduced economic activity presents a significant threat to growth, particularly for industries that rely on those consumers and manufacturers who are in affected areas, who are part of their global supply and demand chains.


On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, with the U.S. banning travel from Europe for 30 days starting Friday 13th March 2020. The CDC have also issued guidance on taking preventative measures related to protecting health and reducing travelling. 


If you’re currently in project planning mode in your job, you might be asking yourself questions about how the coronavirus outbreak will impact your delivery timings, project logistics and participant attendance – especially for any face to face research, stakeholder or consumer workshops, team meetings and debriefs. 


Below, I’ve addressed some concerns clients are raising as they plan their projects in light of the mounting fears around coronavirus.


What about my projects (both overseas and domestic)?

If you have a project lead or account planner at Kingfisher Consultancy, talk to them regularly as new information is available and check guidance from relevant authorities, including the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO), which continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus. Your top priority should be the safety of you and the people on your project.

Be aware that certain countries and respective corporations have enforced travel restrictions and bans. The entire country of Italy is currently on lockdown, while the U.S. have banned travel from Europe (as of 13th March 2020). 

  • Pay close attention to ongoing changes as some regions, countries and borders are on complete lockdown.
  • You don’t need to stay behind on your planning timeline. To keep your meeting schedule on time, switch to online meetings. Make sure to choose video conferencing systems that offer end to end encryption and safe data handling support. 
  • Instead of outright cancelling your project, talk to your vendors and ask them to postpone the date. Our Insight and Strategy team are super flexible to match their agenda with all our clients’ new dates. Deciding to postpone if your vendor can meet your new timings, will save you a lot of money and time.
  • What governments are doing now is for prevention.  If you want your project to go ahead we have lots of amazing specialists around the globe who are full of energy ready to give you their best.
  • If you have already sent save-the-dates calendar invitations to your stakeholders for upcoming meetings, make sure to communicate with them clearly, explaining the situation. You could even designate someone from your team to set up a Google Docs covering the Latest Developments on Project Logistics, to share with your wider stakeholder team.


Will my travel arrangements be affected?

The short answer is, possibly. The State Department has advised U.S. citizens to avoid international travel with a possibility that regional travel restrictions will also be enacted to contain the coronavirus. 

  • Do your research first on the area you are travelling to and from and if there are any stop-over locations en route, as the situation is evolving daily. 
  • Do your research prior to booking any trip, especially if it’s in a region known to be impacted by coronavirus. Make sure to read up on local travel advisories for specific regions. (As of now, the U.S. State Department has issued advisories for Italy, South Korea, China and Japan. Starting 30th March 2020, all travel from Europe to the USA will be banned for 30 days. At the time of writing, the UK government advised against all travel to mainland China, while some cities, including Beijing, are requiring people returning from travel to undergo 14 days of isolation in their place of residence.)
  • If you’ve already booked your team’s travel to a location with coronavirus, discuss alternative bookings and options with your travel agent and airlines. Several airlines (like Delta) have already alerted travellers about grace periods with flight changes, considering the global scale of the coronavirus.
  • Whatever your travel situation, you should read up on your contractual rights. Some airlines are already offering full refunds (especially those with layovers or direct flights to impacted countries). Others are allowing flight changes to a later date without added fees. We advise talking to your credit card companies too as they can advise on where refunds or avoidable re-booking charges might be available.
  • Talk to your company’s nominated travel agent. Keep in mind that the U.S. and other countries have enabled quarantine rules for those who have recently travelled to regions impacted by coronavirus. If you’re returning from a hot zone, you will be quarantined for 14 days. Plus, starting 13th March, travel from Europe will be banned (which will be enforced particularly for those who are not U.S. citizens).


What do I do if there’s a definite delay in my research project but I still need the results really soon?

We recommend looking into possible alternatives for your current research methodology. First, talk to your current research provider and/or us directly. If you’re concerned that your current methodology for research won’t work out (or there’s a definite chance it won’t work out), we highly recommend looking at backup options for conducting your research project another way. 


  • Talk to us today about what alternative methodologies might work to address your research objectives, given the circumstances and preferred deadlines. If we can’t solve your research challenge for you, we’ll help you find an agency who can.


We want you to know that we have the resource support you might need to keep your insight and strategy projects moving forward safely and efficiently. 


What can I be doing internally now to help protect my colleagues?

If you have live projects on at the moment or projects due to go live soon, we recommend proactively suggesting all project meetings now go online where possible via encrypted video conferencing systems. 


For all of us here at Kingfisher Consultancy, everyone’s health and safety, the security of data handling and the maintenance of high quality outputs through effective and collaborative working are our 3 key priorities. 


This is a difficult time affecting everybody. It’s clear that no one should feel obligated to travel or work face to face if they don’t feel comfortable, so do let us know if your upcoming project plans need rearranging, adjusting or redesigning in any way. We’re here to help. 


Above all, we encourage you to make decisions that prioritise and protect your and your family’s health and safety.


The show must go on!

Kingfisher Consultancy are global providers of insights and brand strategy with specialists in online qualitative and quantitative research, digital community research, telephone and video in-depth interviewing, online team workshopping, mobile self-ethnography, in-home video ethnography, commercial semiotics, cultural trends reporting, competitor mapping, brand positioning and communication strategy.  


For more information, get in touch with us today by emailing enquiries@kingfisherconsultancy.co.uk

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Kingfisher Consultancy Services Ltd, a global leader in market research and brand strategy, is closely watching the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on industries around the world. Contact our Enquiries Team today or speak to your dedicated Kingfisher Client Services Manager for guidance on how we can help you with your research projects. 

myth busting facts about covid-19

The facts in English from the World Health Organisation

The facts in English from the World Health Organisation

The facts in English from the World Health Organisation

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  • People of all ages CAN be infected by the coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. 
  • Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the coronavirus.
  • The coronavirus CAN be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
  • The coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • There is NO evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can transmit the coronavirus.
  • Taking a hot bath DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus
  • Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the coronavirus
  • Ultraviolet light SHOULD NOT be used for sterilization and can cause skin irritation
  • Thermal scanners CAN detect if people have a fever but CANNOT detect whether or not someone has the coronavirus
  • Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body WILL NOT kill viruses that have already entered your body
  • Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, DO NOT provide protection against the coronavirus.
  • There is NO evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the coronavirus. 
  • Garlic is healthy but there is NO evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the coronavirus.
  • Antibiotics DO NOT work against viruses, antibiotics only work against bacteria.
  • To date, there is NO specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the coronavirus.


Check the facts on the WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Déconstruction des mythes par l’OMS

The facts in English from the World Health Organisation

The facts in English from the World Health Organisation

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  • Il y a beaucoup de désinformation. Voici  les faits.
    Les personnes de tous âges SONT SUCEPTIBLES d’être infectées par le coronavirus. Les personnes âgées et les personnes présentant des problèmes de santé préexistants (comme l’asthme, le diabète, les maladies cardiaques) semblent plus vulnérables à la maladie grave causée par le virus.
    Le froid et la neige NE PEUVENT PAS tuer le coronavirus.
    Le coronavirus PEUT être transmis dans les régions à climat chaud et humide
  • Le coronavirus NE PEUT PAS être transmis par les piqûres de moustiques.
    Il n’y a à ce jour ,  AUCUNE preuve que les animaux de compagnie/animaux de compagnie comme les chiens ou les chats peuvent transmettre le coronavirus.
    Prendre un bain chaud NE prévient PAS le coronavirus
    Les sèche-mains ne sont PAS efficaces pour tuer le coronavirus
  • La lumière ultraviolette NE DEVRAIT PAS être utilisée pour la stérilisation et peut causer une irritation de la peau
    Les scanners thermiques ou thermomètres éélctroniques PEUVENT détecter si les gens ont de la fièvre, mais NE PEUVENT PAS détecter si quelqu’un a le coronavirus
    Vous asperger d’alcool ou du chlore sur votre corps NE TUERA PAS les virus qui sont déjà entrés dans votre corps
    Les vaccins contre la pneumonie, comme le vaccin contre le pneumocoque et le vaccin Haemophilus influenzae de type b (Hib), NE FOURNISSENT AUCUNE protection contre le coronavirus.
    Il n’y a AUCUNE preuve que le rinçage régulier du nez avec de la solution saline ait protégé les gens de l’infection par le coronavirus. 
  • L’ail est sain, mais il n’y a AUCUNE preuve au regards de l’épidémie actuelle que la consommation d’ail ait protégé les gens contre le coronavirus.
    Les antibiotiques NE SONT PAS EFFICACES contre les virus, les antibiotiques ne fonctionnent que contre les bactéries.
  • À ce jour, AUCUN médicament spécifique n’est recommandé pour prévenir ou traiter le coronavirus.


Consultez les faits sur le site de l’OMS : https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Dünya Sağlık Örgütü (DSÖ) Koronavirüs Gerçekleri

The facts in English from the World Health Organisation

Dünya Sağlık Örgütü (DSÖ) Koronavirüs Gerçekleri

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Toplumda Koronavirüs ile ilgili çok fazla yanlış bilgi dolaşmaktadır. Koronavirüs ile ilgili gerçekler aşağıdadır. 

  

  • Her yaştan insana koronavirüs bulaşabilir. Yaşlı insanlar, ve astım, diyabet, kalp hastalığı gibi kronik hastalıkları olanlar; koronavirüs enfeksiyonuna yakalanmaya ve şiddetli hastalık geçirmeye karşı daha korunmasızdırlar. 
  • Soğuk hava ve kar koronavirüsü ÖLDÜRMEZ. 
  • Koronavirüs sıcak ve nemli iklimi olan yerlerde BULAŞABİLİR.
  • Koronavirüs sivrisinek ısırığı ile BULAŞMAZ. 
  • Köpek ve kedi gibi evcil hayvanların koronavirüsü bulaştırabileceği hakkında KANIT bulunmamaktadır. 
  • Sıcak banyo yapmak koronavirüsü ÖNLEMEZ. 
  • El kurutma makinelerinin koronavirüsü öldürmede bir ETKİSİ YOKTUR. 
  • Ultraviyole ışık sterilizasyon için KULLANILMAMALIDIR ve deri tahrişine yol açabilir. 
  • Termal tarama cihazları insanların ateşi olup olmadığını TESPİT EDEBİLİR, fakat koronavirüsü olduğunu TESPİT EDEMEZ. 
  • Tüm vücudunuza alkol ya da klor sıkmak vücudunuza girmiş olan virüsleri ÖLDÜRMEZ. 
  • Zatürreye karşı koruma sağlayan; pnömokok aşısı ve Hemofilus influenza tip b (Hib) aşısı, koronavirüse karşı koruma SAĞLAMAMAKTADIR. 
  • Düzenli olarak burnu tuzlu su ile temizlemenin insanları koronavirüsten koruduğuna dair herhangi bir KANIT YOKTUR. 
  • Sarımsak sağlıklıdır, fakat sarımsak tüketmenin insanları koronavirüsten koruduğuna dair herhangi bir KANIT YOKTUR. 
  • Antibiyotikler virüslere karşı etkili DEĞİLDİR, antibiyotikler sadece bakterilere karşı etkilidir. 
  • Bugüne kadar, koronavirüsü önleyecek ya da tedavi edecek spesifik bir ilaç BULUNMAMAKTADIR. 

  

Koronavirüs gerçekleri için DSÖ websitesini inceleyin: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

हिंदी में तथ्य

పుకార్లను ఛేదిస్తూ ప్రపంచ ఆరోగ్య సంస్థ వాస్తవాలు

Dünya Sağlık Örgütü (DSÖ) Koronavirüs Gerçekleri

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  आज कल बहुत सारी झूठी जानकारी फैली हुई है। सच तथ्य ये हैं -


  • सभी उम्र के लोग कोरोनावायरस से संक्रमित हो सकते हैं। बुजुर्ग और पहले से मौजूद चिकित्सा स्थितियों (जैसे अस्थमा, मधुमेह, हृदय रोग) से पीड़ित लोग वायरस के कारण गंभीर रूप से बीमार हो सकते है।
  • ठंड का मौसम और बर्फ कोरोनोवायरस को नहीं मार सकते हैं।
  • कोरोनावायरस गर्म और नम जलवायु वाले क्षेत्रों में फैल सकता है
  • कोरोनोवायरस मच्छर के काटने से नहीं फैलता है।
  • इस बात का कोई सबूत नहीं है कि पालतू जानवर जैसे कुत्ते या बिल्लियाँ कोरोनोवायरस संचारित कर सकते हैं।
  • गर्म स्नान करना कोरोनोवायरस को नहीं रोक सकता है।
  • कोरोनोवायरस को मारने में हैंड ड्रायर्स प्रभावी नहीं हैं।
  • कीटाणुनाश करने के लिये उल्ट्रावोइलेट प्रकाश का उपयोग नहीं किया जाना चाहिए क्योंकि वह त्वचा में जलन पैदा कर सकता है।
  • थर्मल स्कैनर यह पता लगा सकते हैं कि लोगों को बुख़ार है या नहीं, लेकिन उनसे यह पता नहीं लगाया जा सकता है कि किसी को कोरोनावायरस है या नहीं।
  • अपने शरीर पर अल्कोहल या क्लोरीन छिड़कना उस वायरस को नहीं मार सकता जो आपके शरीर में पहले ही प्रवेश कर चुका है।
  • निमोनिया के खिलाफ टीके, जैसे कि न्यूमोकोकल वैक्सीन और हीमोफिलस इन्फ्लुएंजा टाइप बी (एचआईबी) वैक्सीन, कोरोनावायरस के खिलाफ सुरक्षा प्रदान नहीं करते हैं।
  • इस बात का कोई सबूत नहीं है कि नियमित रूप से खारे पानी के साथ नाक धोने से ने कोरोनावायरस संक्रमण से बचा जा सकता है।
  • लहसुन स्वास्थ्य के लिये अच्छा होता है लेकिन इस बात का कोई सबूत नहीं है कि लहसुन खाने से कोरोनोवायरस से लोगों की रक्षा होती है।
  • एंटीबायोटिक्स वायरस के खिलाफ काम नहीं करते हैं, एंटीबायोटिक्स केवल बैक्टीरिया के खिलाफ काम करते हैं।
  • आज तक, कोरोनावायरस को रोकने या इलाज करने के लिए कोई विशिष्ट दवा की सलाह नहीं दी गई है।

इस वेबसाइट पर तथ्यों की जाँच करें:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

పుకార్లను ఛేదిస్తూ ప్రపంచ ఆరోగ్య సంస్థ వాస్తవాలు

పుకార్లను ఛేదిస్తూ ప్రపంచ ఆరోగ్య సంస్థ వాస్తవాలు

పుకార్లను ఛేదిస్తూ ప్రపంచ ఆరోగ్య సంస్థ వాస్తవాలు

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  ప్రపంచ వ్యాప్తంగా చాలా తప్పుడు సమాచారం ఉంటుంది. వాస్తవాలు ఇక్కడ పేర్కొనబడినాయి.


  • కరోనా వైరస్ అనేది అన్ని వయస్సుల వారికి సోకవచ్చు. ముసలి వయస్సువారు, మరియు ఇంతకుముందు అనారోగ్య పరిస్థితులలో ఉన్నవారికి (అంటే ఉబ్బసం, మధుమేహం, గుండె వ్యాధి) వైరస్‌తో తీవ్రంగా అనారోగ్యపడేందుకు ఎక్కువ ఆస్కారమున్నట్లుగా కనిపిస్తుంది.
  • ❄చల్లటి వాతావరణం మరియు మంచు కరోనా వైరస్‌ని చంపలేదు. 
  • కరోనా వైరస్ అనేది వేడి మరియు తేమ వాతావరణాలలో కూడా సోకవచ్చు.  
  • కరోనా వైరస్ అనేది దోమ కాటు ద్వారా సంక్రమించదు.
  • పెంపుడు జంతువులు అంటే కుక్కలు లేక పిల్లుల వలన కరోనా వైరస్  సోకుతుందనే ఆధారాలు ఏమి లేవు. 
  • వేడి నీటితో స్నానం చేయటం వలన కరోనా వైరస్‌ని నివారించలేము
  • కరోనా వైరస్‌ని చంపటంలో హ్యాండ్ డ్రైయ్యర్స్ ప్రభావవంతంగా ఉండవు
  • స్టెరిలైజేషన్ కోసం ఆల్ట్రావైలెట్ లైట్‌ని వాడరాదు మరియు అది చర్మ దురదలకు దారితీయవచ్చు. 
  • వ్యక్తులకు జ్వరం ఉంటే థర్మల్ స్కానర్స్‌ గుర్తించగలవు కాని ఒక వ్యక్తికి కరోనా వైరస్ ఉందా లేదా అనేది గుర్తించలేవు. 
  • మీ శరీరం అంతటా ఆల్కహాల్ లేక క్లోరిన్ చల్లుకోవటం వలన మీ శరీరంలోకి అప్పటికే ప్రవేశించిన వైరస్‌లను చంపలేదు.
  • నిమోనియా పై వాడే వాక్సిన్స్ అంటే న్యూమోకోకల్ వాక్నిన్ మరియు హిమోఫిలస్ ఇన్‌ఫ్ల్లూయంజా టైప్ బి (హిబ్) వాక్సిన్‌ అనేవి కరోనా నుండి రక్షణ కల్పించలేవు.
  • ముక్కుని సెలైన్‌తో క్రమంతప్పక కడుగుకునేవారు కరోనావైరస్ సోకకుండా కాపాడబడుతారు అనే ఆధారాలు ఏమి లేవు. 
  • వెల్లుల్లి ఆరోగ్యకరమైనది కాని వెల్లుల్లి తినుట వలన కరోనావైరస్ నుండి వ్యక్తులను  కాపాడుతుందని ప్రస్తుత వ్యాప్తికి ఏ ఆధారాలు లేవు. 
  • యాంటీబయాటిక్స్ వైరస్‌లపై పని చేయవు, యాంటీబయాటిక్స్ కేవలం బాక్టీరియాపైనే పని చేస్తాయి. 
  • ఈరోజు వరకు, కరోనా వైరస్‌ని నివారించుటకు లేక చికిత్స చేయటానికి ఏ నిర్ధిష్ట మందు సిఫారసు చేయబడలేదు. 

పబ్లిక్/పుకార్లను చేధించుట కోసం ప్రపంచ ఆరోగ్య సంస్థ వెబ్‌సైట్‌: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice

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పుకార్లను ఛేదిస్తూ ప్రపంచ ఆరోగ్య సంస్థ వాస్తవాలు

పుకార్లను ఛేదిస్తూ ప్రపంచ ఆరోగ్య సంస్థ వాస్తవాలు

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  ஏராளமான போலி தகவல்கள் சுற்றி வருகின்றன. இவைதான் உண்மையான விஷயங்கள்.


  • எல்லா வயதில் உள்ளவர்களையும் கோரோனாவைரஸ் தாக்கலாம். வயதானவர்கள் மற்றும் ஏற்கனவே மருத்துவ பிரச்சினைகள் (ஆஸ்துமா, நீரிழிவு, இதய நோய் போன்றவை) உள்ளவர்களுக்கு இந்த வைரஸ்-ஆல் நோயின் தாக்கம் கடுமையாக மாறக்கூடும். 
  • குளிர் சீதோஷ்ண நிலை மற்றும் பனி கோரோனோவைரஸ்-ஐ அழிக்கமுடியாது
  • உஷ்ணமான மற்ற்றும் சற்று ஈரமான சீதோஷ்ண நிலை உள்ள பகுதியில் கோரோனோவைரஸ் தொற்று ஏற்படலாம்
  • கொசுக்கடி மூலம் கோரோனோவைரஸ் தொற்று ஏற்படாது
  • நாய்,அல்லது பூனை போன்ற மிருக்கங்கள்/செல்லப்பிராணிகள் தொற்றை ஏற்படுத்தும் என்பதற்கான சாட்சி இல்லை.
  • வென்னீரில் குளிப்பது கோரோனோவைரஸ் வருவதை தடுப்பதில்லை.
  • கோரோனோவைரஸ்-ஐ அழிப்பதில் ஹேண்ட் ட்ரையர்ஸ் செயல்திறன் உள்ளதாக இல்லை
  • ஸ்டெரிலைசேஷன்-க்கு அல்ட்ரா வயலட் லைட் உபயோகிக்கக்கூடாது மற்றும் அது சரும எரிச்சலை ஏற்படுத்தலாம்.
  • மனிதனுக்கு ஒரு காய்ச்சல் இருந்தால் அதை தெர்மல் ஸ்கேனர் கண்டுபிடிக்கமுடியும் ஆனால் ஒருவருக்கு கோரோனோவைரஸ் இருக்கிறதா அல்லது இல்லையா என்பதை கண்டுபிடிக்கமுடியாது.
  • உங்கள் உடல் முழுவதும் ஆல்கஹால் அல்லது க்ளோரின் தெளிப்பது ஏற்கனவே உங்கள் உடலில் நுழைந்துள்ள வைரஸ்-ஐ அழிக்கமுடியாது
  • நியூமோகோகால் வேக்சின் மற்றும் ஹீமோஃபிலஸ் இன்ஃப்ளூயென்ஸா வகை பி (ஹெச்ஐபி) வேக்சின் போன்ற நிமோனியாவிற்கு எதிரான வேக்சின்கள் கோரோனாவைரஸ்- க்கு எதிராக பாதுகாப்பு அளிக்கமுடியாது
  • வழக்கமாக சலைன் கொண்டு மூக்கை கழுவுவதன் மூலம் கோரோனாவைரஸ் தொற்றிலிருந்து மக்களை காப்பாற்றி இருக்கிறது என்பதற்கு எந்த வித சாட்சியமும் இல்லை
  • பூண்டு ஆரோக்கியமானது ஆனால் தற்சமய்ம ஏற்பட்டுள்ள இந்த அபாயத்திலிருந்து பூண்டு சாப்பிட்டது மக்களை கோரோனாவைரஸ்-லிருந்து காப்பாற்றி இருக்கிறது என்பதற்கு எந்த வித சாட்சியமும் இல்லை
  • ஏன்டிபயாடிக்ஸ் வைரஸ்-க்கு எதிராக செயல்படுவதில்லை , ஏன்டிபயாடிக்ஸ் பாக்டீரியாவிற்கு எதிராக மட்டுமே செயல்படும். 
  • இன்றைய தேதியில் கோரோனோவைரஸ்-ஐ தடுப்பதற்கு அல்லது சிகிச்சை அளிப்பதற்கு எந்த வித குறிப்பிட்ட மருந்தும் இல்லை.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

உண்மையான விஷயங்களை தெரி்ந்துகொள்ள WHO வெப்சைட்பார்க்கவும்

ΠΟΥ (ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ) Μύθοι και αλήθειες

ΠΟΥ (ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ) Μύθοι και αλήθειες

ΠΟΥ (ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ) Μύθοι και αλήθειες

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Κυκλοφορούν ψεύτικες/ λανθασμένες πληροφορίες στο ευρύ κοινο σχετικές με τον κοροναϊό. Σας παραθέτουμε τις πραγματικές αλήθειες.


  • Ψυχρός καιρός και χιόνια ΔΕΝ ΜΠΟΡΟΥΝ να σκοτώσουν τον ιό.
  • Ο κορωναϊός ΜΠΟΡΕΙ να μεταδοθεί σε περιοχές με θερμό κλίμα και υγρασία
  • Ο κορωναϊός ΔΕΝ μεταδίδεται από τα τσιμπίματα κουνουπιών.
  • Δεν υπάρχουν αποδεικτικά στοιχεία ότι τα κατοικίδια ζώα όπως σκυλιά ή γάτοι μπορούν να μεταδώσουν τον κορωναϊό
  • Κάνοντας ζεστό μπάνιο ΔΕΝ εμποδίζει την μετάδοση του ιού
  • Οι στεγνωτήρες χεριών δεν είναι αποτελεσματικοί στο να σκοτώσουν το κορωναίό
  • Υποκύανος ακτινοβολία ΔΕΝ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ να χρησιμοποιείται για αποστείρωση και μπορεί να ερεθίσει το δέρμα
  • Θερμομετρητές ΜΠΟΡΟΥΝ να ανιχνεύσουν εάν άτομα έχουν αναπτύξει πυρετό αλλά ΔΕΝ ΜΠΟΡΟΥΝ να ανιχνεύσουν εάν κάποιος έχει τον κορωναϊό
  • Ψεκάζοντας όλο το σώμα με αλκοόλη ή χλωρίνη ΔΕΝ ΦΟΝΕΥΕΙ ιούς που έχουν εισέλθει ήδη στο σώμα
  • Εμβόλια κατά της πνευμονίας όπως εμβόλιο κατά του πνευμονοκοκκίτη και εμβόλιο κατά  της αιμοφιλικής γρίππης τύπου β (Hib) ΔΕΝ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΤΕΥΟΥΝ από τον κορωναϊό
  • Δεν υπάρχουν αποδεικτικά στοιχεία όσον αφορά το τακτικό ξέπλυμα της μύτης με αλάρμη ( αλμυρό νερό) ότι προστατεύει από τον κορωναϊό
  • Λαμβάνοντας σκόρδο βοηθά μεν στην υγεία αλλά ΔΕΝ υπάρχουν αποδεικτικά στοιχεία από την παρούσα πανδημία ότι προστατεύει από τον κορωναϊό
  • Τα αντιβιoτικά ΔΕΝ πλήττουν τους ιούς , τα αντιβιοτικά πλήττουν τα βακτήρια 
  • Μεχρι σήμερα ΔΕΝ υπάρχει ειδικό φάρμακο που να συστήνεται δια την πρόληψη ή την θεραπεία του κορωναϊού

Ελέγξατε τα ορθά στοιχεία στην ισοσελιδα του ΠΟΥ:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters