Mythbusters Coronavirus

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Isn´t it great that answers to most questions can be found online? Certainly, this is an advantage! However, how distinguish fake and fact, in particular if many things are still unclear? In our Mythbusters video series we determine whether something is fake or fact based on scientifically sound resources and the support of experts.

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Does nicotine protect me from SARS-Cov-2 infection?

Recently there have been rumors that nicotine may protect against SARS Cov-2 infection. Myth or reality?

Will summer slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2?

According to current knowledge, SARS-Cov-2 can be transmitted anywhere in the world. But how do the seasons affect its transmission?

Is impaired sense of smell a sign of SARS-Coronavirus-2 infection?

Doctors have observed that patients infected with VCOS-RAS-2 often suffer from hypo- or an-osmia. Is this really a symptom related to coronavirus infection?

In the future, will there be COVID-19 waves every year?

Many people believe that waves of SARS-Coronavirus-2 will occur every year in the future. True or false ?

What role do children play in this pandemic?

After more than 8 weeks, the schools in Luxembourg are slowly reopening. But what role do children play in this pandemic?

How does a mask protect us?

For more than a week, wearing a mask is compulsory in many places. But how does a mask work?

Does wearing a beard increase the risk of a coronavirus infection?

Many men distance themselves not only from society, but also from their razor. Is wearing a beard really a risk?

Does drinking Gin Tonic help against coronavirus?

Among others, Tonic Water contains quinine. Since centuries, this natural ingredient is being used in Peru to fight fever. Apparently, it also helps against coronavirus. True or false?

Are people with blood type A more susceptible to COVID-19?

Numerous press reports state that people with blood type A are more likely to get COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Is this really the case?

SARS-CoV-2 - developed in a laboratory??

A conspiracy theory has emerged that suggests SARS-CoV-2 virus coming from a Chinese virology laboratory. Is there some truth to this theory?

Are we on the right track to find a vaccine against SARS-Coronavirus-2?

Vaccines against SARS-Coronavirus-2 are being developed around the world. But what does the process of vaccine development actually involve?

Can I get infected with Coronavirus by opening a package from China?

The rumor that one should preferably not open packets from China in order not to become infected with the coronavirus is circulating. Fake or fact?

Do as many people die from COVID-19 as from the seasonal flu?

Some politicians and many social media users claim that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is no more deadly than the virus that causes seasonal flu. Is that correct?

Is there a Coronavirus self test?

A Coronavirus self test has been published on Facebook: being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds without coughing means that you are not infected with the coronavirus!
Fact or fake?

Can our pets infect us with the coronavirus?

Pictures of dogs with masks circulate on Facebook. Ever since the coronavirus was also detected in pets, pet owners are worried.
Is their concern justified?