Antibiotics negatively affect the treatment of COVID-19, said Sergei Avdeev, head of the Department of Pulmonology at Sechenov University, chief freelance pulmonologist of the Russian Ministry of Health. His words are reported by RIA Novosti.
According to the specialist, the prescription of antibiotics by doctors exceeds reasonable limits dozens of times. The doctor noted that coronavirus infection is a viral disease. It does not require antibiotic therapy, the specialist noted.
"Bacterial superinfection is a rather rare event in coronavirus infection," Avdeev emphasized.
The wound in the Ministry of Health said that the use of antibiotics for the prevention of coronavirus will not help to avoid the virus. The chief freelance microbiologist of the Ministry of Health, Professor Roman Kozlov, said that antibiotics do not work on the virus, and also do not work to prevent possible complications. Uncontrolled intake of these drugs will only aggravate the further development of various diseases.