A full recovery from coronavirus is great news
Our readers have their say on buying antibiotics, tackling coronavirus, what Sharjah was in the old days and Global Village
With reference to the report UAE coronavirus victim makes 'full recovery' (February 9): wonderful. This means it is curable and only needs proper medical attention.
Tarannum Jamal Siddiqui, Riyadh
The more luxurious way to ward off coronavirus
In regard to Andrea Felsted's report The lesson for the luxury industry from the coronavirus crisis (February 8): we've got to think outside the box. How about selling Burberry N-95 face masks?
Suzanne Arruda, Dubai
Sharjah's progress in a few decades has been stunning
With reference to Razmig Bedirian's piece My home town: an insider's guide to Sharjah, UAE (February 7): I lived in Sharjah in 1978 on Al Wanda Street. It was nothing like it is now. There were only buildings facing the street and there was absolutely nothing behind our place. We left just before Sharjah really opened up.
Josie G Nabti, Tampa, Florida
A trip to Global Village can be a treat for many tourists
In reference to Katy Gillett's report 37 photos that show how Global Village lives up to its name: meet the vendors from Yemen, Ecuador, South Korea and more (February 6): it was one of the best places in the UAE that I visited once with my sister, but you need a few days to explore the area.
Nawal Muhammad, Erbil, Iraq
The problem with self prescribing antibiotics
With reference to Daniel Bardsley’s article UAE medics concerned by ‘very high’ self-prescription of antibiotics (February 10): when many pharmacies still sell antibiotics over the counter without a prescription what do you expect? Most people are unaware that antibiotics are useless for viral infections and only work for bacterial ones. People pop antibiotics at the tiniest sign of a cold, like they’re sweets.
Emma Schlegel, Dubai
Some pharmacies sell homeopathic medicines here and given those cases, you’d be hard pressed to have any faith in their qualifications or abilities. It’s time to enforce closure on those selling under the counter and risking the wider population.
Chris Browning, Abu Dhabi
I’m more concerned about doctors prescribing antibiotics for a simple cold or a mosquito bite. I have a drawer full of prescribed antibiotics that I’ve never used or will and were unnecessarily prescribed.
Camilo Chacon, Dubai
Updated: February 10, 2020 09:45 PM