On March 12, WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic. (AP)
Because the variety of instances of COVID-19 continues to rise, the French authorities have said that utilization of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication might irritate the virus. French well being minister and neurologist Olivier Véran tweeted: “The taking of anti-inflammatories [ibuprofen, cortisone … ] could be a factor in aggravating the infection. In case of fever, take paracetamol. If you are already taking anti-inflammatory drugs, ask your doctor’s advice.”
Based on a report in The Guardian, anti-inflammatory medication are recognized for posing danger to those that are already affected by infections as they cut back the physique’s immune system.
⚠️ #COVIDー19 | La prise d’anti-inflammatoires (ibuprofène, cortisone, …) pourrait être un facteur d’aggravation de l’an infection. En cas de fièvre, prenez du paracétamol.
Si vous êtes déjà sous anti-inflammatoires ou en cas de doute, demandez conseil à votre médecin.
— Olivier Véran (@olivierveran) March 14, 2020
French sufferers, the report mentions, have been requested to seek the advice of pharmacies from mid-January as and after they need to purchase painkillers. “Anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of complications when there is a fever or infection,” Jean-Louis Montastruc, head of pharmacology at Toulouse hospital, advised RTL radio, as quoted within the report.
On March 12, WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that #COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” the WHO tweeted.
As of now, The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare has said that the whole variety of optimistic instances of the novel coronavirus illness elevated to 107 as 12 contemporary instances have been reported from Maharashtra.