New Reports Warn Of Growing Threat Of Drug Resistance In Canada, U.S., Worldwide
BBC: Drug resistance a rising threat in Canada — report
“Drug resistance is an ‘existential threat’ that could have a wide-ranging impact on Canadian health, economy, and society, a new report says. The report, When Antibiotics Fail, says that in 2018, 26% of infections in Canada were resistant to drugs generally used to treat them. That could rise to 40% by 2050 and lead to over 13,000 deaths annually. Report chairman Brett Finlay compared drug resistance to global warming as a ‘threat to humanity’…” (11/12).
Vox: The post-antibiotic era is here
“Every 15 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies because of an infection that antibiotics can no longer treat effectively. That’s 35,000 deaths a year. This striking estimate comes from a major new report, released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on the urgent problem of antibiotic resistance. Although the report focuses on the U.S., this is a global crisis: 700,000 people around the world die of drug-resistant diseases each year. And if we don’t make a radical change now, that could rise to 10 million by 2050…” (Samuel, 11/14).