Fact-checked by: Ellinika Hoaxes

2021/03/31 | Greece

Misleading: Viruses only cause mild symptoms without affecting multiple organs, thus the danger from getting infected is the weakened immune system that bacteria exploit to make us sick. Therefore, by using antibiotics in the early stages of infection we wouldn’t have needed to admit people to hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restricting the wide use of antibiotics was an intentional move to make the management of the COVID-19 pandemic more difficult.

Explanation: The SARS-CoV-2 virus affects multiple organs and causes chronic damage to them without the need for a pathogen that acts on the body at the same time. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we observed increased use of antibiotics that does not seem to have helped COVID-19 patients. In fact, the widespread use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that can create a serious problem in dealing with pathogens in the future. This is one of the reasons greek authorities tightened the regulations on prescribing antibiotics.

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This false claim originated from: George Karistinos

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