February 12, 2012

THE CRISIS OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: Bacteria are finally overrunning our last defenses. Can we stop them? We need newer and better antibacterial drugs. Also new antivirals. But in the interim, we need to increase our emphasis on sanitation and disease control methods of the sort that were a keystone of public health back during the pre-antibiotic era.

Unfortunately, it seems as though most “public health” people these days would rather talk about gun control or climate change than, you know, actual diseases.

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