Post falsely claims COVID-19 pneumonia is allergic reaction

Several social media posts are promoting the false claims that pneumonia caused by COVID-19 has been misdiagnosed and is an allergic reaction to viral particles. Some of the posts also recommend antihistamines to treat COVID-19 pneumonia. Pneumonia is one of the most common and serious complications of COVID-19 and has been well studied over the past year. The symptoms are unrelated to allergies and cannot be treated with antihistamines.

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