Two years into COVID pandemic, these myths still persist

A ‘Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.’ billboard in downtown in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, during the first month of the pandemic. Joel Bissell

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March 10 marks the second anniversary of the first reported COVID-19 cases in Michigan. Since then, the state has reported more than 2 million confirmed COVID-19 infections and almost 32,000 deaths, while the pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of everyday life.

Much has been learned about the virus: How it’s transmitted; how it can affect the body; the best strategies for prevention and treatment.