With the arrival of phase 2 coronavirus you have to trust science: expert from UNAM

He pointed out that in recent days, videos of mistaken recommendations on the use of drugs to combat the disease have circulated in the media and social networks

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With the start of the phase 2 of the coronavirus pandemic, it is time to trust science and listen to the Scientific and technical recommendations, affirmed the professor of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) , Mauricio Rodríguez Álvarez.

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“We are facing a new virus and gathering information to make decisions is essential, you have a lot of information but it is important resort to reliable and scientific sources to take action, “he emphasized in an interview with UNAM Global.

The also spokesperson for the University Commission for the Attention of the Coronavirus Emergency of the UNAM , pointed out that in the In recent days, videos of the wrong recommendations on the use of medications to combat the disease have circulated in the media and social networks.

Although there are indications that some medicines have been useful for the treatment of coronavirus infection, their efficacy cannot yet be fully evaluated. Furthermore, this information has produced panic purchases, shortages, and indiscriminate use of medications.

“Its excessive use and shortage of them compromise the treatment of other diseases such as lupus, arthritis and malaria, which puts patients with these conditions at risk” he explained.

Rodríguez Álvarez reiterated that it is necessary to monitor the scientific evolution of the disease and resort to information from the Ministry of Health , the World Health Organization and the UNAM , in addition to verifying the data before transmitting it.

With information from Notimex