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COVID is caused by a virus – so why are researchers treating it with antibiotics?

By Mostafa Rateb, Lecturer in Drug Discovery, University of the West of Scotland
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If you have a cold, don’t ask your doctor for antibiotics – that’s the golden rule. They’re for bacterial infections, not viral ones. We’re told not only that they won’t work, but that by using antibiotics when they aren’t needed, we’re helping bacteria become resistant to them.
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