Science In 5: Antibiotics And COVID-19

PUBLISHED ON: November 6, 2020 | Duration: 4 min, 04 sec

  
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Why are antibiotics and COVID-19 a cause of concern? In WHO's Science in 5 series, Dr Hanan Balkhy explains that antibiotics should not be prescribed unless there's a clear medical indication for them. "It's very important to realise that we do not need to give antibiotics to patients who are isolated with COVID-19 in their homes because they have mild disease. And, to only be receiving antibiotics if they are significantly ill, where the healthcare provider," she says. [Credit: World Health Organisation]
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