Maryn Mckenna of WIRED explores how Covid-19 could drive up antibiotic resistance. With resistance already a crisis, diminishing the effectiveness of antibiotics could undermine a key part of the response to Covid-19. Making matters worse, if resistance increases, we may not have drugs that can treat the problem.
“If increases in resistance occur, there won’t be drugs to fix the problem.”“The use of antibiotics anywhere contributes to the emergence of resistance everywhere”
– Kathy Talkington, director of the antibiotic resistance project at the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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