COVID-19 Fact Checker
Here are some common myths about COVID-19 debunked. Hover over the boxes to read brief explanations about whether or not the statements are true, and click to read more.
Though it is possible, it is unlikely that COVID-19 will disappear as it gets warmer. This prediction is founded on data taken from the 2003 SARS outbreak, but fails to acknowledge the strict social distancing measures imposed on countries across East Asia which were more likely the cause of SARS dying in the summer.
Leading epidemiologists can predict exactly how COVID-19 will spread.
Though many epidemiologists have developed models to predict how COVID-19 will spread, there is no guarantee that these models will be 100% accurate.
There has been a surge in people with toe lesions or chillblains, and some dermatologists push for these lesions to be confirmed as another telltale symptom for COVID-19. However, research confirming this suspicion is still ongoing and it is difficult to conclude whether or not COVID toes are a real COVID-19-related phenomenon.