Medical professionals do not rule out the link between Coronavirus deaths and antibiotic use

  18 April 2020

Norwegian medical professionals do not exclude the link between coronavirus  deaths and antibiotic resistance in southern European countries but call for more knowledge.

High consumption and resistance to antibiotics in southern European countries could be a possible explanation why countries such as Italy have had high death rates among people with Covid-19.

Many have assumed that it is not the virus itself that is the cause of death, but that people have died from bacterial infections caused by resistant microbes.

Norwegian professionals that Dagens Medisin spoke to, said they now do not disregard that there may be a connection.

“Although we do not have any figures yet, it is certain that if you get pneumonia in countries with a lot of antibiotic resistance, you will see a higher death rate,” said Professor Dag Berild, an antibiotics researcher.

Further reading: Norway Today
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