Fact or fiction? Debunking social media claims about coronavirus

Doctors say there are a lot of reasons people could have shortness of breath.
"People who have emphysema, people who have COPD, have trouble holding their breath. So it’s not a diagnostic tool." - Dr. Derrick DeSilva, internal medicine.
Dr. DeSilva says being able to hold your breath doesn't clear you of having COVID-19 either.
"Look. I can hold my breath. But what if I was exposed yesterday?  And the symptoms are not manifesting right now?" - Dr. DeSilva
MYTH: COVID-19 IS LESS CONTAGIOUS THAN THE FLU
It’s understandable why people want to believe the coronavirus is less contagious than flu, but the evidence just doesn’t support that. When someone has the flu, they typically infect about one other person on average. People with COVID-19 typically infect 2.5 people.
MYTH: THERE’S A DRUG THAT KILLS THE CORONAVIRUS
"We don’t have a drug right now to cure the coronavirus." - Dr. Adimoolam 
Chloroquine, a malaria medication, has showed promise in an early trial. But Dr. Adimoolam says medications like chloroquine should only be considered if a patient is very sick and warns not to try them for prevention.
"These things are very strong. They have a lot of dangerous side effects." - Dr. Adimoolam 
MYTH: SPRAYING YOURSELF WITH BLEACH WILL KILL THE CORONAVIRUS
"I would not even go close to doing that with bleach. That’s just dumb. You’re going to hurt yourself. You want to damage your lungs? Get involved with bleach. Because that is what is going to damage your lungs. So please – don’t be crazy." - Dr. DeSilva
Dr. DeSilva says there's a better and safer way to kill the coronavirus if it's on your skin: soap and water.
"Viruses have that fatty coat on the outside and soaps break the fat, which will destroy the virus." - Dr. DeSilva
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