Rubbing your hands together fast kills COVID-19? Coronavirus fact vs. fiction

Coronavirus myths

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — As the coronavirus continues to spread, some information that sounds interesting is spreading on social media that could be wrong.

CBS 17 consumer reporter Steve Sbraccia takes a look at an idea that is spreading and separates the fact from the fiction.

The latest rumor is that people can rub their dry hands together fast — so fast it creates heat. That heat is then supposed to kill the coronavirus — but does it work?

In other fact-finding reports Sbraccia examing the rumor that simply holding your breath for a certain amount of time without coughing will determine if you have COVID-19.

Another claim is that young and healthy people do not need to perform “social distancing.”

Sbraccia examines the latest hand-rubbing claim to see if it is true.

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