December 17, 2014 1:00 am -

Not worried about climate change, ebola, or ISIS.  Well I’ve got something for you:

The true cost of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be 300 million premature deaths and up to $100 trillion (£64 trillion) lost to the global economy by 2050. This scenario is set out in a new report which looks to a future where drug resistance is not tackled between now and 2050.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Something Else To Keep You Up At Night

  1. rg9rts December 17th, 2014 at 2:25 am

    We brought this nightmare down on our own heads..demanding antibiotics for colds(virus) not finishing our prescriptions….stuffing our live stock with them for weight gain….We continue to reap what we have sown.. Bon appetite

  2. Snick1946 December 17th, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Several times over the past years I have encountered doctors who routinely cram antibiotics into their patients. Question the necessity and they seem stunned. It is a lazy way of doctoring- you don’t have to take time to diagnose just give patient a pill and the bad stuff goes away.

    • Gindy51 December 19th, 2014 at 7:10 am

      I had to argue with my daughter’s pediatrician to NOT give her antibiotics for a cold. Stupid idiot was this old fart who thought I needed to give my kid something to calm me down, misogynist bastard. He’d be used to dealing with the Mormon moms in Utah that freak at the slightest thing that he thought he was dealing with another worried mommy. Hell no, I just wanted to make sure it was bacterial. It was not but he wanted to shove that crap down my kid anyway. Needless to say I fired his sorry ass.

  3. mea_mark December 17th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    It looks like we might have to get back to the fundamentals and start eating healthy. There are many natural ways to deal with things by just eating the right foods. Time to get our priorities in order. Health needs to be more important than convenience.