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Explain how an antibiotic can fight covid-19 virus?

Well, you might wonder why the hospital decided to include it in the study, eh?

The study says: "When they received a high number of critical cases of patients infected with SARS-COV-2 in the Emergency Room (ER) of CMBO, they decided to modify the institutional management guide to include Ivermectin based on the in vitro study of the Monash University , in conjunction with Azithromycin for both inpatient and outpatient treatment, based on their antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties."

For a little more on the issue:

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that researchers are currently investigatingTrusted Source as a potential treatment option for COVID-19. Azithromycin has anti-inflammatory effects, which may help reduce an overactive immune response to COVID-19.

ResearchTrusted Source has also found azithromycin to have positive effects against Zika and Ebola viruses in test tube experiments.

Azithromycin is also effective in preventing severe bacterial respiratory tract infections in children with viral infections.

Why do doctors prescribe antibiotics to those with COVID-19?

The new coronavirus causes a respiratory infection that can weaken the immune system. This impact can increase the risk of getting a bacterial infection, which the individual may find harder to fight off.

Doctors may prescribe antibiotics to people with COVID-19 to prevent or treat secondary bacterial infections, such as bacterial pneumonia.

So between its anti-inflammatory effects, test tube anti-viral effects, and its potential to ward off secondary bacterial infections that could contribute to problems, we certainly can't dismiss Azithromycin's potential beneficial effects on early stage COVID patients and assume it was inconsequential compared to the Ivermectin. Obviously the hospital wouldn't have been giving it to the COVID patients if they didn't think it would quite potentially have a positive effect.
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