If you had coronavirus and you’re out getting busy — beware.
Per the New York Post, “The unnecessary overuse of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic has created a rise in drug-resistant strains of super gonorrhea.”
Azithromycin, an antibiotic used for chest and sinus infections, has been used to treat severe coronavirus infections. Unfortunately, the drug does nothing for COVID-19. In addition, it has caused a buildup of resistance to the bacteria that causes the gonorrhea STD.
A WHO representative states, “Overuse of antibiotics in the community can fuel the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhea.”
They add, “such a situation can fuel the emergence of resistance in gonorrhea including gonorrhea superbug (super gonorrhea) or gonorrhea with high-level resistance to current antibiotics recommended to treat it.”
According to data, 71 percent of COVID patients were given antibiotics, but only four percent of them needed it. Experts stress that antibiotics should only be given if absolutely needed.
The outlet lastly points out that because of the pandemic, people are not visiting doctors as much for essential STD services. That means they aren’t getting diagnosed properly, and they are self-medicating.