WHO warns overuse of antibiotics for COVID-19 will trigger extra deaths

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday that the elevated use of antibiotics to fight the Covid-19 will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately result in extra deaths through the Coronavirus pandemic. 

“The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increased use of antibiotics, which ultimately will lead to higher bacterial resistance rates that will impact the burden of disease and deaths during the pandemic and beyond,” the WHO’s chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated throughout a digital convention from the organisation’s Geneva headquarters. 

The organisation’s Director-General stated that “a worrying number” of bacterial infections had been turning into more and more proof against the medicines historically used to deal with them, citing fears that the pandemic would additional gas the pattern. 

“It’s clear that the world is losing its ability to use critically important antimicrobial medicines,” Tedros added. 

According to the Guardian, the WHO issued steerage to medics to not present antibiotic remedy or prophylaxis to sufferers with delicate Covid-19, or to sufferers with average sickness with no scientific suspicion of bacterial an infection.