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Human Biology

Research Topic: Analysis of Global COVID-19 Responses and Potential Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance Graduation Year: 2023

Due to the limited information healthcare workers had at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increase in the improper treatment of patients with antibiotics. David and his group examined antimicrobial usage during the COVID-19 pandemic from selected countries and compared it to the usage before the pandemic period. Their initial findings show that antibiotic usage and COVID-19 diagnostic testing are correlated. The initial spike of antibiotic prescription in inpatient cases may be due to the limited information about the disease. When testing increased, antibiotic usage decreased. These data show that rapid diagnostic tests should be part of antimicrobial resistance control programs and that an increased investment in rapid testing could minimize unnecessary prescription of antibiotics.