Review Article
Volume 5 Issue 7 - 2021
Current Updates on COVID-19 Pandemic: Facts Versus Myths
John A Udobang1, Nkechi J Onyeukwu2, Oluchi F Obilor3, Awanabasi E Udoh2, Ikanke M Udoh4, Tanya L Frederick5 and Godswill J Udom2,6*
1Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
33ManProject Foundation, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
4Department of Surgery, General Hospital, Ikot Okoro, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
5Maxim Healthcare, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
6Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Godswill J Udom, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria.
Received: May 21, 2021; Published: June 22, 2021




Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a ravaging infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Since it outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, it has spread to some 225 countries and territories worldwide. Conscientious efforts have been made by world governments, academia, civil rights organisations, private bodies and humans in general to contain this dreaded disease that has crippled world economy. These ranged from repurposing of existing drug moieties to the development of vaccines. While these were ongoing, supportive therapy was the only viable option for the effective management of the infection. As with other disease outbreaks, tons of myths were circulating in the public domain especially social media platforms, pseudo-online news media and the internet at large. Such misinformation does no good other than to complicate the disease spread and outcome and in some cases could potentiate death or near-death cases in individuals whose ears were tickled by them. With the current nature of COVID-19, frequent updates are essential to help all and sundry safely navigate this sea infested with many crocodiles. Several emerging reports shows that COVID-19 could lead to an array of diseases including but not restricted to diabetes, neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders and autoinflammatory diseases, such as paediatric inflammatory multisystemic syndrome. This article aims to update existing knowledge as regards COVID-19, its diagnosis and prognosis, current statistics, impact on other disease conditions, vaccines as well as clear the air on the myths surrounding the disease.

Keywords: COVID-19; Circulating Myths on COVID-19; COVID-19 Facts; COVID-19 Vaccines

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