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Debunking COVID-19 Myths

Understanding Coronavirus Misconceptions

Dispelling myths about coronavirus and vaccines:

Myth: Lockdowns Aim to Eradicate the Virus

Fact: Lockdowns are not aimed at eradicating the virus completely:

  • Lockdowns aim to minimise virus spread.
  • They prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed.
  • Buying time for scientists to develop long-term solutions, such as vaccines.

Myth: Vaccines Underwent Less Rigorous Testing

Fact: Vaccines underwent thorough testing despite the rapid development:

  • Funding availability and simultaneous testing stages accelerated the process.
  • Financial resources: Swift funding due to the pandemic urgency.
  • Simultaneous testing: Testing stages overlapped, reducing time significantly.
  • This expedited vaccine development without compromising safety.