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Abstract

Myths are like wildfire, spreading across the globe in no time. How can this elude the scenario of a pandemic? The COVID- 19 pandemics brought several misconceptions under its hood in 2020. No doubt, the major base of the myth was based on virtual and social media platforms. Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp were exploited to share the myths amongst the crowd for a long time. A massive chunk of the various data in context to the origin, spread and transmission of the virus was found unreliable from these sources. These were later found to be of a great impact on the mental health of the individuals. It was hence essential to create an official portal that gave the correct insight to the Pandemic and also guides individuals regarding their protection and prevention of the disease. This review has been made with an attempt to through light on some myths prevailing about the COVID-19 Pandemic and to bust them under the appropriate facts. Attempts have been made to separate facts from the fiction. In the latter half, various official organisations working in relief against the Pandemic have been discussed for the ease of identification.

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COVID-19 Myths Social media

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Shipra Mandwar, Samiksha Dharampuria, Gargi Nimbulkar, Kumar Gaurav Chhabra, & Amit Reche. (2020). Misconceptions and myths about COVID-19. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1319-1322. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3630