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Trump Administration Budget Proposals Threaten Efforts To Curb Antibiotic Resistance

Mother Jones: Super Gonorrhea Is About to Get the Trump Bump
“The overuse of certain antibiotics has dulled their ability to fight infections, leading to such maladies as untreatable ‘super gonorrhea.’ When world leaders gathered in Germany for the first-ever G20 Health Ministers meeting in May, they called for a ‘coordinated global response’ to antibiotic resistance, currently ‘one of the biggest threats to global health.’ But in stark contrast to the G20 leaders’ efforts, President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers in the United States are instead proposing to make deep cuts to … the federal programs focused on battling this resistance…” (Oatman, 7/12).

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