2020 was the year of ‘rona’, but 2021 could be another year plagued with a new ailment that is apparently coming … ‘super gonorrhea’ getting COVID help.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has told the Sun that a mutant, more powerful strain of the burning SOS is spreading worldwide … in part because of the pandemic, which has put more people on drugs and antibiotics – and limited their access to health care. has. .
The WHO representative says: “Overuse of antibiotics in the community could fuel the rise of antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhea. Azithromycin – a common antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory infections – was used earlier in the epidemic for Covid-19 treatment.”
It’s true … in the early days of the virus, doctors and hospitals prescribed azithromycin because they thought it might help ward off problems caused by COVID – but therapeutic treatment has recently been denied as mostly ineffective.
However, there is more … the WHO representative explains that STI services have been severely curtailed due to downtime and everything … and therefore many people have gone undiagnosed and untreated, which could have led to the spread of supergonorrhea.
As a result … the common form of gonorrhea that we all know and love has become stronger and resistant to antibiotics that would normally kill it (such as azithromycin). Not only that, but increasing it increases your chances of getting HIV by at least five times … so there are bigger consequences.
So, what is the solution ??? A few things, according to medical experts … new treatments for one, less prescribing of antibiotics unless needed, and perhaps more protection during sex.