The idea making the rounds online that UV light could be used to disinfect hands, clothing or other household objects is either incorrect or dangerous, depending on what type of UV is in question.
While the use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C is being tested as a potential treatment for severe cases of COVID-19 in China, experts warn that the vitamin’s potential to treat or prevent symptoms of the virus have not been proven.
Following anecdotal evidence around the world about benefits, the U.S. FDA has issued a limited emergency-use authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for physicians treating patients who have run out of other options.
A recent study out of China claiming people with type A blood may be more susceptible to COVID-19 has garnered a lot of attention. But experts warn the study, which has not been peer-reviewed, should be viewed with skepticism.
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Visit CTVNews.ca for an interactive record of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada.
As the number of cases of the novel coronavirus spike and health officials try to contain the outbreak, a map has been released that lets you track the virus.
CTVNews.ca explains the common symptoms of COVID-19, how the disease spreads, and what anyone who fears they may have been infected should do.
If parents contract COVID-19 they should plan for the emergency care of their children that doesn’t include elderly grandparents, but prevention by physical distancing and hand-washing is still paramount, say experts.