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Association of changes in seasonal respiratory virus activity, antibiotic prescriptions with COVID-19 pandemic

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JAMA Network

What The Study Did:  This study demonstrated a decrease in respiratory virus detections and a decline in antibiotic prescribing rates for respiratory tract infections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors: Alexander J. Lepak, M.D., of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, is the corresponding author.

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