Posted: August 18, 2020

COVID - 19: Myths and Misconceptions


This videographic was created by four second-year medical students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of a COVID-19 elective course. It details "9 popular myths” about the coronavirus pandemic as well as scientific concepts or research that debunk those myths. The video is intended to be viewed and shared on social media by the general public, and thus it was created to be accessible to various education levels. Institution: UNC School of Medicine Participating MS2s: Richard Beckett-Ansa, Carmen Pharr, Maria Mihalescu, Moses Asempah “28 Coronavirus Myths Busted.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, 17 June 2020, “Advice for the Public on COVID-19.” World Health Organization, World Health Organization, Allyn, Bobby, and Barbara Sprunt. “Poll: As Coronavirus Spreads, Fewer Americans See Pandemic As A Real Threat.” NPR, NPR, 17 Mar. 2020, Center for Disease Control. “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healy, Melissa. “Was the Coronavirus Made in a Wuhan Lab? Here's What the Genetic Evidence Shows.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2020, Miles, ByAvery, et al. “Coronavirus Myths: Everyday Health.”, 20 Apr. 2020, Naftulin, Julia. “WHO Says There Is No Need for Healthy People to Wear Face Masks, Days after the CDC Told All Americans to Cover Their Faces.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 7 Apr. 2020, 


Moses Asempah; Richard Ayisi Beckett - Ansa, M.S. ; Maria Mihailescu; Carmen Simone Pharr, M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

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Direct COVID-19 support

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Community education resource development
Medical education activities


Video, Myths, Covid- 19