The statement of the chief microbiologist and antimicrobial resistance specialist of the Russian Ministry of Health Roman Kozlov that taking antibiotics alone for coronavirus can lead to dangerous health consequences caused a violent reaction on the Internet. Citizens left relevant comments on November 11 in the Yandex.News service.
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“Well, it’s right, if doctors do not come to patients for weeks, then people out of despair shove whatever they got into themselves. On TV, they say that this is a very terrible disease,”Valery V.
Most commentators fell into two camps. The first of them believe that the coronavirus cannot be treated with antibiotics and therefore it makes no sense to run after them to the pharmacy if symptoms of COVID-19 were detected.
“Viral pneumonia cannot be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are needed for bacterial pneumonia. But our people do not understand even a stake on their heads. They run to pharmacies, buy up all sorts of rubbish, stuff themselves, and then complain that they have some complications,”wrote a user under the pseudonym“Cheber Kumar”.
Others, on the contrary, believe that antibiotics are necessary if pneumonia begins to develop in the body. Citizens, by virtue of their knowledge, believe that it is better to take antibiotics in advance than to be treated with drugs that are more difficult for the body.
“Don't let people be fooled. Antibiotics are necessary if the temperature lasts 38 39 for several days, as pneumonia develops. Then it will be too late to be treated with antibiotics,”writes user UliyC.
There were also those who were hesitant to act as a medical expert and advise people to take antibiotics or avoid them. They only noted that citizens run to pharmacies and self-medicate due to the fact that they simply cannot get an appointment with a doctor.
“If only it was still so easy to get to the doctors. The impression is that the Ministry of Health is leading from another planet. Queues for 6 hours, a corridor jam-packed, all the patients And what, many people will prescribe antibiotics to themselves? It was just that the next failure of the healthcare system and the lack of antibiotics were decided to be attributed to the allegedly inadequate grandmothers that they bought everything, "says Vlad L.
We will remind, on November 10, the chief microbiologist and specialist in antimicrobial resistance of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Roman Kozlov, stated that taking antibiotics alone for coronavirus can lead to dangerous health consequences.