People take antibiotics uncontrollably, which leads to the emergence of resistant microorganisms.
Careless use of antibiotics and antiviral drugs could lead to another, much worse pandemic. This was stated by the WHO representative Melita Vujnovich on Monday, November 30.
“A very important issue is antimicrobial drugs, antibiotics. If we do not use antibiotics carefully now, they should only be taken as prescribed by a doctor, and all doctors should only carefully look at the recommendations, whether they are needed or not, then after the coronavirus we can face a much worse pandemic. And this is a pandemic of microorganisms that are resistant to antibiotics and antiviral drugs, “said Vujnovic.
People will have nothing to treat when they become infected with infectious diseases since antibiotics will be ineffective, the WHO spokeswoman explained.
“Even though we have almost won now. Therefore, now it is very important for us to understand that the coronavirus has given an impetus to reconsider the views on infectious diseases on the part of both doctors and society,” she concluded.
We will remind that earlier in the WHO announced the “light at the end of the tunnel” of the pandemic. There is real hope that vaccines, along with public health measures, will help end the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was also reported that the WHO gave recommendations on physical activity during the quarantine period. Physicians stressed that various physical activities are beneficial and important for health and well-being.