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Despite the growing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths reported by the
“A pandemic on the scale of what a novel virus like SARS-CoV-2 could end up being has not occurred since the influenza pandemic of 1918 that took the lives of some 50 million or more people worldwide,” Dr. Joseph M. Pierre, health sciences clinical professor of psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles, told Healthline.
“Since few of us were around then, and given medical advances in the form of preventative vaccines and antiviral medications since that time, it’s hard for us to imagine that a ‘flu-like’ illness could be so destructive.”
As many Americans try to grasp the magnitude of COVID-19, recognizing misinformation can be difficult.
Here’s the truth from experts about 5 of the most common myths about the pandemic.