The Need to Address AMR Burden During COVID-19 Times
As per the World Health Organisation, only a small proportion of COVID-19 patients need antibiotics to treat subsequent bacterial infections and has issued guidance not to provide antibiotic treatment to patients with mild COVID-19 illness. However, people are consuming high doses of antibiotics as a precautionary measure when they feel symptoms like fever, cold and cough, without acknowledging that this could lead to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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