With the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) having officially been categorized as a global pandemic, it’s easy to become panicked and confused by the misinformation that’s all over the Internet. The best way to arm yourself is with facts.

Because the virus is so new, there is no specified antiviral treatment on the market for it. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care.

Before you rush to the store to stock up on more supplies to safeguard your health, scroll through the gallery to see the common myths about coronavirus debunked.

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