WHO warns overuse of antibiotics for Covid-19 will cause more deaths

Posted by on June 1, 2020 5:55 pm
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Director general says “worrying number” of bacteria are becoming resistant to medicines

The increased use of antibiotics to combat the Covid-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that a “worrying number” of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicines traditionally used to treat them.

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