Can inhaling steam through nose kill Coronavirus?… Here is the fact-check

“According to doctors, if COVID-19 is hit by steam from the nose, the corona can be eradicated. Everyone should start a steam campaign,” claimed a FB post.

Avatar Written by August 22, 2020 19:47
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New Delhi: A post is viral on social media including Facebook and WhatsApp that if you inhale steam through the nose, it will weaken and then eradicate novel Coronavirus.

The viral post claims to have these inputs suggested by doctors and even urges people to come together for ‘steam campaign’.

What is going Viral

In the Facebook, the user by name of Bhairaram Seoul Fan Aussies wrote, “World Steam Week, According to doctors, if COVID-19 is hit by steam from the nose, the corona can be eradicated. Everyone should start a steam campaign. To work in the above direction, we urge people from all over the world to start the steam process for a week from 07 August to 14 August, namely morning, afternoon and evening. Just 5 minutes to inhale steam. By adopting this practice for a week we are sure that the deadly COVID-19 will be erased, please send this message to all our groups, relatives, friends and neighbors so that we can all kill this coronavirus together and this beautiful HV can run freely in the world. Thank you, Request to be sent to each group.”

 

Investigation

Newsroompost did some research and we found out that this claim has no worth or value. There hasn’t been any official announcement by the WHO or any competent authority in this regard. Social distancing and wearing masks remain the only tools to contain the spread of this virus.

Despite that, we searched for this on google to check if there is some fresh development but there isn’t any.

Rather, we found a Reuters report which dubs this claim as false —- Check the link here

Conclusion:

This FB suggesting steam therapy for killing Coronavirus is fake and misleading. WHO has issued no such guidelines and we should rather wait for official information rather than falling for fake news/claims.