QUIZ: COVID-19 Facts & Myths

How much do you know about COVID-19? Let's put your knowledge to the test!

  1. Read each statement carefully and decide if it is true or false.
  2. After thinking up your response, flip the card to see if you got the correct answer.

Let's go!

Hand Sanitizer kills COVID-19

1.

Hand sanitizer doesn’t kill Coronavirus as its antibacterial, not antiviral.

False

Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content kills the virus. The alcohol disrupts the lipid membrane and RNA thus preventing it from replicating. Learn more

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2.

I’ve had the COVID vaccineI can stop wearing a mask and social distancing.

False

While experts learn more about the  protection of COVID-19 vaccines in real-life conditions, it's important for everyone to continue using all protective measures to  stop this pandemic. Learn more

thermal Scanner COVID-19

3.

Thermal scanners can detect COVID 19.

False

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have a fever, they cannot detect people who are infected with COVID-19. Learn more

Infected with COVID-19 means I am immune.

4.

I’ve had COVID-19 before, so I am now immune to the virus. 

False

Some individuals may be reinfected with this virus, as is common with other viruses. There are also emerging variants of the virus, which anyone can still contract. Learn more

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5.

Limiting indoor exposure to people outside my household is critical to reducing transmission of COVID-19.

True!

The more people you interact with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the risk of COVID-19 infection and spread. Learn more

COVID-19 Vaccine

6.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is dangerous. The best strategy to end the pandemic is through naturally acquired herd immunity.

False

Herd immunity against COVID-19 is achieved by protecting people through vaccination, not by exposing them to the pathogen that causes the disease. Learn more

Garlic for COVID-19 Myth

7.

Eating garlic every morning can prevent you from getting infected with COVID-19.

False

There is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus. Learn more

COVID 19 Virus Image

8.

COVID-19 is a disease only for white and rich people.

False

Covid-19 has affected all parts of the world and anyone can contract the virus, regardless of social status, ethnicity or race. Learn more

Children and COVID-19

9.

Children are immune to COVID-19.

False

While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. Learn more

COVID-19 in High Altitude

10.

COVID-19 does not affect people living in areas of high altitude.

False

While limited studies have found that high-altitude residents were less likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, this does not mean that the virus does not affect these populations. Learn more

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11.

Boosting your immune system with healthy foods and exercise can prevent you from catching COVID-19.

False

No foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection. Healthy diets however are important for supporting immune systems. Learn more

COVID-19 Vaccine DNA

12.

People should be skeptical about vaccines since they can alter your DNA.

False

Some COVID-19 vaccines use messenger RNA (mRNA) to provoke an immune response. However, mRNA isn’t the same as DNA, and it can’t combine with our DNA to change our genetic code.  Learn more

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