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Antibiotic resistance is already a crisis. WIRED highlights how the overuse of antibiotics during the Covid-19 pandemic risks further reducing the effectiveness of these drugs.Read Article
Antibiotic overuse is common on factory farms driving up antibiotic resistance. Vox explores how antibiotic resistant bacterial outbreaks among livestock could be passed to humans. This risks an untreatable global pandemic.Read Article
Factory farms are hotbeds for pathogens. Add to this the use of medically important antibiotics for food and Viveca Morris of Yale Law School argues we have the perfect conditions for antibiotic resistant infections and viral epidemics.Read Article
Antibiotics are a regular part of the way American farmers raise pigs. This gives rise to resistant germs. Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times explores the Danish approach to raising pigs for food with very limited antibiotic use.Read Article
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