Doctors knew antibiotics weren’t effective against the coronavirus, but they feared patients could develop life-threatening bacterial co-infections and used them anyway, raising concerns about antibiotic resistance. Dr. Jeffrey Strich, a researcher and physician at The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center sits down with Fox News Digital to explain howContinue Reading

This background review produced by Massachusetts General examines why bacterial superinfection is a driver of mortality in viral pneumonia such as influenza and COVID-19. It describes why doctors are concerned about bacterial infections if COVID-19 is a viral illness. Basically, the longer a patient stays in a hospital setting, theContinue Reading