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CNBC: Superbug infections – a hidden danger of the coronavirus

May 13, 2020

Audrey Cher of CNBC explores a hidden danger of the coronavirus – superbugs infections. These infections are resistant to antibiotics and could lead to more deaths. Patients who are very sick, many of whom use ventilators, are at an elevated risk of superbug infections.

“about 1 in 7 hospitalized coronavirus patients seem to develop a secondary bacterial infection…I’m very concerned about the number of people who are going to lose their lives — not because of coronavirus but because of these deadly, super infections.”

– Julie Gerberding, Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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