Deconstructing Coronavirus Myths

Information about coronavirus is everywhere, from websites to news outlets and social media sites. Although the medical community learns more about the virus each day, misinformation continues to circulate.

Be sure to stick to credible sources for coronavirus information, such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Below, we bust some of the most common coronavirus myths.

Corona Virus 101: 101 Things To Do In Self-Isolation, Coronavirus Myths

Myth: Coronavirus cannot be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.

From the evidence so far, it is believed that the virus can be transmitted in all regions and climates, including areas with hot and humid weather.

Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures. The best way to guard against the coronavirus is by adhering to local mandates and guidance, as well as frequently washing your hands.

Myth: Animals can spread coronavirus.

At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can spread coronavirus. Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household.

If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets. It is also always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets.

This protects you against common bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that can pass between pets and humans.

Myth: Coronavirus only affects older people.

People of all ages can be infected by the coronavirus. Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Myth: Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating coronavirus.

No, antibiotics do not work against viruses. They only treat bacteria. Coronavirus is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.

However, people hospitalized for coronavirus may receive antibiotics as part of treatment, because it is possible to have a bacterial infection at the same time.

Myth: Mosquitoes can transmit coronavirus.

To date, there has been no information or evidence to suggest that the coronavirus can be transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes — not through bug bites.

Myth: Spraying alcohol or chlorine on your body kills the coronavirus.

Spraying alcohol or chlorine on your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to your clothes, skin, eyes, and mouth. Alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they should be used only as directed.

That is it, those are some Coronavirus myths, if you’re still on lockdown and do you want to get an idea of activities that can be done in this period please read an article by clicking here.

To the Arsenal.

 

The Worrying Situation of Cedric Soares

The Worrying Situation of Cedric Soares

Cedric Soares was one of the two Arsenal additions in the January transfer window, but each day the signing of the Portuguese Internation looks like a huge mistake.

This is due to the fact that Arsenal’s head coach, Mikel Arteta dropped some worrying news about Arsenal’s new boy Cedric Soares on Friday.

The Gunners boss revealed that the Southampton right-back still hasn’t trained with his side following his half-season loan from the Saints.

Arteta also refused to put a timeframe on when Arsenal fans can expect to see Soares in the first XI, which makes it more worrying.

Considering it’s February and Arteta might not have him available until March, it makes you wonder if there was any point in the North Londoners signing him until May, to begin with.

I know it is still early and Arsenal will have a lot of games from Premier League, FA Cup, and Europa League so he may have a chance to impress but this situation makes you wonder if Arsenal are repeating the same mistake they did when they signed the injured Kim Kallstrom in order to ease the injury crisis the club was facing at that particular moment.

The midfielder went on to only manage 135 minutes of football across all competitions, and it seemed like Kallstrom signing him was a great big waste of time.

Is Soares going to have more impact on Arsenal during the second half of this season than Kallstrom did during the second half of the 2013-14 campaign? You’d hope so, but it doesn’t look good.

 

Arsenal Vs Chelsea-First Home Game For Arteta

Arsenal will play their last ever game of this decade today as they will face they archrival, Chelsea at the Emirates stadium.

Chelsea

This will be Mikel Arteta’s first home game as Arsenal head coach and he will look to secure his first win in front of the Arsenal faithful.

It has been a rough year for the Arsenal — a year of woefully underperforming has led them to 12th place in the table. But, as the Gunners host their London rivals Sunday, and my heart is winning over my head and I am going to say that there is reason to believe this could be a turning point.

Chelsea are unpredictable at the moment, they won at Tottenham and then they went to lose at home to Southampton, their forwards have been inconsistent in the last few weeks and this gives the Arsenal a glimmer of hope that things can go on their way.

Arsenal team news.

Sokratis is out for this game due to head injury, Kieran Tierney and Kolasinac are also out for this game due to injuries.

Rob Holding, Dan Ceballos, Martinelli,  and Hector Bellerin are all doubt for today’s game, they will be assessed this morning and the doctors will decide if they can make a squad or no.

Team prediction

The formation, I think Arteta will stick with 4-2-3-1.

Bernd Leno is our number one goalie and I don’t think Arteta is going to make a change on this one.

Bellerin could pass medical today but even though I don’t think Arteta will rush him in the team, so for me Maitland-Niles will start at right-back and with Kolasicna and Tierney out, Bukayo Saka will get a nod on the left-hand side.

With Sokratis out, I think Calum Chamber will come back in the starting lineup after missing the last game due to collecting five yellow cards. I think David Luiz will keep his place in the squad.

Defensive Midfielders

Last time against Bournemouth the pivot of Xhaka and Torreira worked very well, I think Arteta will stick this them, there are rumors that Xhaka is off to Hertha Berlin and if he missed this game then I will believe that he is off for real.

Attacking 3.

Reiss Nelson had a good game against Bournemouth but I thought something was missing in his game, I have a feeling that Nicolas Pepe will start today on the right side of our attacking 3.

Özil had one of the best games in recent years against Bournemouth, I believe he will keep his place on the side with Aubamayang starting on the left-hand side.

Striker

Alexandre Lacazette had a stinker in the last game and some fans were calling for his head and they want him sold, for me, he is still a very good striker and in the big game at Emirates, I always fancy him to score, I don’t only think that he will start but I have a feeling that he will score today.

Score prediction

It is very difficult to predict Arsenal at this moment but I always think Arsenal will win, so my head is telling me it will be a 2-2 draw but my heart is going for 3-2 win for the Arsenal.

 

 

 

 

Arsenal Youngsters Impress In a draw vs Everton

Arsenal youngsters Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson, and Gabriel Martinelli all played and impressed as Arsenal ground out a 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday.

Arsenal Youngsters Impress In a draw vs Everton

With an average age of 24 years and 50 days, Arsenal starting XI against Everton was the youngest since May 2011.

Also, this was Freddie Ljungberg’s final game as Arsenal interim head coach after a low-key clash against Everton at Goodison Park

With Mikel Arteta taking a watching brief in the directors’ box, Freddie named the youngest Arsenal side since May 2011, with Emile Smith Rowe in for his first Premier League start.

The game started slowly and Arsenal looked more organized in defending but the main problem was creating chances, they lacked something going forward and the main striker Pierre  Emerick Aubamayang looked isolated without any service.

In the second half, Arsenal looked more lively and at times they dominated the game but again the quality of the final ball was poor and the speed of the game was not enough to hurt Everton.

In this game Arsenal youngsters showed the determination to work hard, they run a lot with or without the ball with some sloppy moves and passes, they just lack the experience, I think if the get a chance they will come good.

On the positive side it is not bad to get a point at Everton away and a clean sheet ( They are very rare these days) which was the first in the last 15 games or so.

This was the last game, Freddie, as interim head coach,  he did a great job considering that he did not have any staff to help him out. From what I got from the press conference it seems that he is going to stay and be in the Mikel Arteta backroom staff.

After this game, Mikel Arteta era will start, it is a huge task for him, I believe he will succeed but he will need time, our support, the Arsenal board support, and patience in order to do that.

 

Why i would like Mikel Arteta at Arsenal

There are rumors that Mikel Arteta will be soon announced as Arsenal permanent manager, so today I decided to write down my reasons why he will be the right choice for Arsenal.

Why i would like Mikel Arteta at Arsenal

He is young

At 37, Mikel Arteta is still very young, by the way, this will be his first job as a head coach, his youth and energy is something that a club like Arsenal needs right now if he can inject that to this team it will be fantastic.

He is Arsenal man

I know this should not the main factor for choosing Arsenal head coach but being a former Arsenal player and the captain is an added advantage to the team. He knows the team, he knows the premier league, he knows what fans want the brand of football we are expecting.

His education system.

Mikel Arteta was educated at la Masia, he played under Arsene Wenger and now he is working under Pep Guardiola, it all those places he gained a lot of experience and he can use that to implement a good style of football at Arsenal football club.

He is good at man-management

Pep Guardiola and Rahim Sterling have credited Mikel Arteta on helping Sterling to become better player at the personal level, I remember listening to Gabriel Jesus also saying that he got a lot of help in improving his finishing, if he can use the same tactics at Arsenal for sure he will be able to improve a lot of players.

He got good references

He got very good reviews from people who know what a good football is, I mean Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola, if these two think he can be a very good manager, it is enough for me.

Those are my reasons why I think Mikel Arteta will be a good choice for Arsenal football club, what is your opinion on this issue? Let me know in the comment section below.

 

 

 

 

Arsenal Vs Manchester City-This Could Be The Turning Point

Arsenal can make a real statement by securing a positive result when we welcome Manchester City to the Emirates on Sunday.  Here is my opinion about the game.

Arsenal Vs Manchester City-This Could Be The Turning Point

Team News

Arsenal are going to this game with few injuries around the squad, Hector Bellerin is not fully fit and he will have a late test today to decide if he can make the squad.

Kieran Tierney will be out for at least three months, Granit Xhaka is out too for this game, the bit of good news is that Nicolas Pepe has been declared fit to play today.

This could be a turning point for Arsenal and Ljungberg

I have a feeling that if Arsenal can manage to win this game ( i believe they will), it could be a huge turning point for both the club and the interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg.

For Arsenal, the win means it will be closing near top of the table and after Chelsea collapse on Saturday, the win could revive the hope of finishing in the top four.

For Freddie, if he can pull a win today I have a feeling that he will stay on charge for at least up the end of the season but if Arsenal has to lose heavily on this game I think the board will be forced to announce the permanent manager sooner rather than later.

Team selection

With Tierney, Xhaka and potentially Bellerin out of the squad today, it is very difficult to predict the team, for me I would like to see 4-2-3-1 formation with a pivot of Torreira and Guendouzi.

This is the team I would like to see

Leno

AMN   Chamber Sokratis Kolasinac

Torreira  Guendouzi

Pepe   Özil    Martinelli

Aubamayang

Prediction

I know most people feel that Arsenal will lose this game, but somehow I feel that Arsenal are going to surprise a few today and beat Manchester City at Emirates, I am going for Arsenal win 3-2 and Özil scoring in this game.

What is your score prediction? Let me know in the comment section below.

 

 

 

AFTV is not the problem

Yesterday I saw a huge debate on my twitter feed, it was about the banner that emerged near the Emirates stadium calling AFTV out.

AFTV out banner

AFTV to me is the biggest football Youtube Channel in the world, there is no doubt about it, they built their fame by ranting especially when the team get bad results and guess what? My first ever video of AFTV was a rant by a guy named Chris Hudson after Arsenal lost a game of football.

They always divide opinion, there is a section of fans who defend them, their main argument is that every fan has a right to voice his/her opinion and I agree with them.

There is another section of Arsenal fans who thinks that this channel is the source of toxicity among the Arsenal fan base, it is their opinion and i respect that.

After the emergence of this banner, the discussions were intense, that is why I decided to write my opinion on the issue.

Personally I do not see any problem with AFTV, I know their content goes overboard at times (most of the time to be honest) but to me, that is not a problem.

It is human nature to feed in negativity, if you post anything negative in social media it will get more reaction than if you post anything positive.

I believe Robbie is a very smart guy when AFTV started they had a lot of positive shows, but when that video from Chris Hudson became viral, the channel shifted it the focus and it many controversial people started to be regular on the channel as I said people like negative news, if the team loses a game, they rant, more people go to watch the content and they make money. You can not blame the guy for feeding people the need  to get the negative Arsenal news.

AFTV they have zero influence on which player the club should buy, or which player should start a game, it is on the board and the coaching staff.

On profiting from club failure, I don’t have a problem with that either, if the players or the team does not want that they should perform better, it is a simple fix.

Also, they get the blame for the poor atmosphere at the stadium, is this for real? do they hold people gun and tell them not to sing or applaud? This is putting too much responsibility on this guys, each fan is responsible for his/her own action

If you don´t like them don´t watch their content, it is simple as that, but hating them, posting abuse on their social media will make you worse than them.

Personally I blocked their content on my social channels, not because I hate them, no it is because I am trying to move away from negative news, it is the same reason I don´t watch the news on TV or read them online, the only thing I watch on TV is football or baseball.

Again AFTV is not the problem, the fan base is the problem or just it is human stupidity that is the problem.

Freddie Ljungberg Won´t Fix Arsenal Problems Overnight

It has been a little bit over a week since Freddie Ljungberg took over as Arsenal head coach after the sacking of Unai Emery.

Freddie Ljungberg Won´t Fix Arsenal Problems Overnight

As usual, most Arsenal fans were very excited and thought that since Emery is gone, all Arsenal problems were going to disappear and the team will start performing and winning games again.

The reality has come, after two games, without a win, one loss and a draw, many Arsenal fans what Freddie out, some of them went too far and started abusing him on social media.

Freddie is still a young coach, without any experience of coaching at the highest level, expecting him to fix all problems in the team after less than five training sessions is insane.

This team has been under coached and underperforming for a long time, in the last 18 months I can remember a single game that I saw and said now Arsenal players are playing as a team, most of the games even when we went an unbeaten run of 20 games there was always an element of luck or individual brilliance that saved the day.

This is like a guy who has been on a bad diet for years and gained a lot of weight expecting him to lose all weight after going to the gym for 5 days, it does not work like that.

I am confident things will get better, it does not matter if it is under Freddie Ljungberg or a new permanent manager, it will get better but in order for them to work on their magic, they will need time to coach these players and maybe to shift some of them out of the club.

Let us support Freddie Ljungberg and let us support the team, these players need our support now than ever.

COYG.

 

Freddie Ljungberg: The Beggining of New Era

It is a new beginning at Arsenal, Unai Emery is gone and Freddie Ljungberg is the man in charge on an interim basis.

While we are waiting for the club to appoint a new permanent head, there is new hope among Arsenal fans around the world.

Freddie Ljungberg: The Beggining of New Era

After drawing 2-2 against Norwich City last Sunday, Freddie will have his home debut as Arsenal manager this Thursday.

Our next game against Brighton comes up on Thursday and I believe that  Arsenal winning that game with a big goal margin. I seriously feel we get our groove back against Brighton and we will be doing so in a grand style.

I seriously feel Ljungberg will do well as coach of Arsenal; he has played and coached at Arsenal, at various times in the past and he should feel well at home with his ex-teammate, being the director of football at Arsenal. Edu and Ljungberg played together at one stage of their careers.

Arsenal did well in my opinion, for allowing two former Arsenal players to coach the team for while; this will give us an idea of how it will be if ex-players are given the job on a permanent basis. With what Zidane did at Madrid, and with what Lampard is doing at Chelsea, Arsenal fans should look into the future with so much optimism, with big Freddie as the coach.

On Thursday, let every Arsenal player and coach approach the game against Brighton with all the zeal and motivation they can get.

Let every Arsenal player do everything to show the fans that they are proud of the jersey they put on, every match day. The coaches should come out blazing and hot with their tactics and team formation. Arsenal is our club and as fans, we must all come out on Thursday to support the team to victory.

The team needs us more than ever at this critical point of our season and we should not turn them down.

The last game Ljungberg just had one session with all the players and I think after a few sessions he should have a better idea of how he wants his team to play.

I do not think he will be able to fix Arsenal problems in one week but I have faith in Freddie Ljungberg and I think Arsenal will win by three goals or more.

Come On You Gunners.