The fact that antibiotics are not an effective drug for the treatment of COVID-19, said the chief cardiologist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan Zulfiya Kim during a live broadcast on Instagram, held in the profile of the headquarters of the Republic of Tatarstan to counter the spread of COVID-19.
"COVID-19 is a viral disease that antibiotics have no effect on. Antibiotics are those drugs that only affect bacteria, and we are talking about coronavirus infection, and those changes in the lungs that develop with it are not associated with bacterial flora. We prescribe antiviral drugs. Therefore, antibiotics are not, "the expert clarified.
Recently, a doctor urged Russians not to take antibiotics uncontrollably. Allergist-immunologist Aleksey Bessmertny warned that this could lead to serious consequences - we will be left without drugs that can defeat the disease.
The director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexander Gunzburg, also said that antibiotics have a bad effect on the production of antibodies to COVID-19.