Continued Funding, Research Required To Address Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance
New York Times: We’re Losing the Race Against Antibiotic Resistance, but There’s Also Reason for Hope
Aaron E. Carroll, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine
“…We aren’t keeping pace with [antibiotic drug] resistance. … [But there] are … glimmers of good news. … Only in the last year or two have both the president and Congress seemed especially interested in pushing for more funding [to address antibiotic resistance]. New antibiotics are a public good … Huge public support for researching new classes of antibiotics will be necessary to combat this growing threat. … The best outcome is preventing infections through vaccination or public health measures so that we improve human health without increasing resistance to antibiotics” (3/7).
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