ons ear - Srry if this has been answered before but I have a question..say some 28 year old Joe blow takes the test and tests positive for Covid 19.. He only has a minor sore throat and light fever.. What happens then? Is he brought in and quarantined in the hospital and given huge doses of anti-biotics and other assorted treatments?
What % of people in the United States have been tested for Covid 19? Anyone know?
first off, antibiotics are for bacteria not viruses. so no one is gonna give you antibiotics.
second, you would be staying home, regardless of your symptoms unlesa you start having breathing issues. when you can no longer breath basically, you go to the hospital
and as of right now 3,241,379 tests have been done in United states. 641,762 were positive. 28,442 have died so far.
The antibiotic azithromycin has been used to effectively treat covid-19 infections.
Because it has antiviral properties (as reported by the French researchers)
I know, but he said nobody is going to give you antibiotics but they actually are going to.
its an anti-viral in this case not an antiobiotic
we dumb things down for the general public and occassionally ppl try to pretend like this is a flaw in what we're saying for some reason.
did you really think mata was confused about azithromycin?
I wasnt replying to mata, I was replying to knappster
Though azithromycin is an antibiotic and thus ineffective alone against viruses, some clinicians have seen limited success in COVID-19 coronavirus disease patients when adding it to chloroquine (Aralen) and/or hydroxycholoroquine (Plaquenil) in the sickest patients.
As of March 30, 2020, there is little solid evidence for this drug combination's effectiveness in general against COVID-19, however.
The initial COVID-19 data about azithromycin came from just a few patients in an observational "open label" study, which makes it difficult to isolate variables and say whether a particular drug is working.
so back to my original statement, doctors are not just going to give antibiotics for a virus. When was the last time you received Antibiotics for the Flu? never. theres still limited data to prove azithromycin works in conjunction with hydroxycholoroquine.
for Pneumonia thats another story