The trouble with a pandemic in the age of the internet, is that anyone can post any information or advice, at any time, and have it seen by potentially millions of people around the world.
A lot of the time, it doesn’t matter if that information contains even a grain of evidence. And while some of it is shared in good faith – i.e. people actually believe that rubbing sesame oil all over your body will save them from coronavirus – some of it isn’t, and can cause widespread confusion and potentially even put lives at risk. Did you hear the one about cow urine? Sheesh.
In a bid to help you separate fact from fiction, we’ve debunked a few of the more prevalent coronavirus myths: