Watch: Should You Avoid Eating Meat To Prevent Coronavirus? Here's What Doctors Say
Doctors say that meat need not be entirely cut out of the diet to prevent coronavirus, but consumption of raw meat should definitely be avoided during this time.
Coronavirus has nearly been declared a global epidemic, with the disease spreading to more than sixty countries across the world. The cases of Coronavirus reported in India too crossed 20 resulting in widespread panic across the country. Apart from maintaining personal hygiene and cleanliness at all times, the most common enquiry was whether or not non-vegetarians should consume meat during the times when coronavirus is rapidly spreading. Twitter also saw the trends like "Stop Eating Meat" and "No Meat No Coronavirus" rising once such queries started doing the rounds.
Doctors say that meat need not be entirely cut out of the diet, but consumption of raw meat should definitely be avoided. Dr. Anant Mohan from the Pulmonary Medicine Department at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, said to NDTV, "The rumour has emerged because most of those infected in Wuhan had some contact with one of the sea food markets in that place.
There is no conclusive evidence as far as meat or diet is concerned. But, as a precaution and especially in India, it is a good idea, generally also, to avoid raw meat. It is better to have cooked meat. As of now, there is no advisory that prevents you from eating any non-vegetarian food. But it should always be a well-cooked food. That should be safe enough."