Excessive use of antibiotics during COVID-19 pandemic could intensify drug resistance

  02 December 2020

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) shows no signs of slowing, the spate of negative effects, both health-related and economic, continues to flow unabated. Among the many adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the fact that antibiotics are being widely prescribed without proper indication, both to prevent bacterial co-infection in confirmed cases of COVID-19 and to prevent the infection itself. This has occurred particularly in communities with a lower level of knowledge of modern medicine.

 

Author(s): Liji Thomas
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