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Coronavirus: Which myths should you watch out for?

Myths about the novel coronavirus seem to spread even faster than the virus itself, and they can put your health at risk. We’ve reviewed the evidence on the claims we’ve been asked about the most.

Our evidence-based analysis on coronavirus: which myths should you watch out for? features 12 unique references to scientific papers.

Research analysis led by and reviewed by the Examine team.
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References

  1. ^ Veugelers PJ, Pham TM, Ekwaru JP. Optimal Vitamin D Supplementation Doses that Minimize the Risk for Both Low and High Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in the General Population. Nutrients. (2015)
  2. ^ Hamm LL, Nakhoul N, Hering-Smith KS. Acid-Base Homeostasis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. (2015)
  3. ^ a b Wu Z, McGoogan JM. Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. JAMA. (2020)
  4. ^ Lu X, et al. SARS-CoV-2 infection in children. N Engl J Med. (2020-03-18)
  5. ^ Dong Y, et al. Epidemiological Characteristics of 2143 Pediatric Patients With 2019 Coronavirus Disease in China. Pediatrics. (2020)
  6. ^ CDC COVID-19 Response Team. Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children — United States, February 12–April 2, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. (2020-04-06)
  7. ^ Wang J, et al. High temperature and high humidity reduce the transmission of COVID-19. SSRN. (2020-03-10)
  8. ^ Huang C, et al. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Lancet. (2020)
  9. ^ Chen N, et al. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study. Lancet. (2020)
  10. ^ Shi H, et al. Radiological findings from 81 patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study. Lancet Infect Dis. (2020)
  11. ^ Guan W, et al. Clinical characteristics of Coronavirus disease 2019 in China. N Engl J Med. (2020-02-28)
  12. ^ Shi J et al. Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and different domestic animals to SARS-coronavirus-2. bioRxvid. (Preprinted)