Coinciding with the social distancing measures adopted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an illustration by the Italian artist Walter Molino from 1962 that supposedly predicted what “life in 2022” would be like. Although it is true that the image was published in 1962, it did not predict either the coronavirus or how we would live 50 years later: Molino painted it to illustrate what the solution to traffic congestion in cities could be.
Months after China warned of the first detected case of coronavirus, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has not ended and the hoaxes and misinformation about COVID-19, neither. These days, several manipulated photos of toilets have been disseminated that show posters and, supposedly, launch disinformation and denial messages about the coronavirus. But beware, these are manipulated images with which they are trying to strain you. The photos are montages and the messages they release are not true.
You asked us about a video that claims that temperature guns “kill neurons” and that temperature can be measured both on the forehead and “on the toe.” There is no evidence that these devices are harmful to health. Also, temperature cannot be measured in any part of the body interchangeably, according to the General Council of Pharmaceutical Colleges. We tell you what we know about it in this article.
You are asking us about a video in which a red circle appears that moves from point A to B on a plane. According to the accompanying message, “if you can hold your breath until the red dot moves from A to B”, which takes about 25 seconds, “you are free of Covid 19”. It is a hoax, there is no proof that holding your breath for a specified time is a valid diagnostic method.
You asked us about a Facebook post that makes a series of statements about the pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19 and other things related to the current health crisis. We tell you what we know about them, for example that PCR tests do specifically detect SARS-CoV-2 and, with it, COVID-19
A map has been viralized that cites as a source the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC for its acronym in English) in which the Community of Madrid is observed as the European region with the most cases, being the only one that appears in blue with more than 550 cases of CODIV-19 per 100.