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COVID-19 dos and don'ts: Do use hand sanitizer, don't stockpile toilet paper

Watch as York University biology professor Dawn Bazely - armed with props - debunks a few myths about stockpiling toilet paper, using hand sanitizer and wearing masks.

Watch as biology prof Dawn Bazely uses props to debunk myths about the novel coronavirus

York University biology professor Dawn Bazely debunks a few myths about stockpiling toilet paper, hand sanitizer and masks. 2:56

With all that's circulating online about the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to tell misinformation from reality.

That's why CBC Toronto asked York University biology professor Dawn Bazely to talk to us about stockpiling toilet paper, using hand sanitizer, and when masks are appropriate.

Bazely, armed with some trusty props, responded by debunking some of the myths surrounding the novel coronavirus.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, coronavirus spreads most commonly from an infected person through: 

  • respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
  • close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands

Current evidence suggests person-to-person spread is can happen when there is close contact.

 

With files from Greg Ross and Joe Fiorino