Fact-checked by: Animal Político

2020/04/18 | Mexico

FALSE: Autopsies performed by the Italians showed that COVID-19 is not pneumonia-like. COVID is disseminated intravascular coagulation (thrombosis). So the way to combat it is with antibiotics.

Explanation: Scientific studies published so far confirm that COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus that affects the respiratory system and should not be treated with antibiotics. In addition, specialists point out that pulmonary thrombosis can further complicate the course of pneumonia.

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