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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:05 PM

5. I'm sorry to break it to you, but we are most definitely NOT in the "post antibiotic era."

It's a matter of developing new antibiotics fast enough to stay ahead of bacterial mutations. We don't have any other line of defense other than antibiotics. And antibiotics are still saving millions of lives every year. I get it, pathogens are developing immunity against existing antibiotics. The answer is not over-prescribing antibiotics, educating patients to take their entire regimen of antibiotic treatment whether or not they are already feeling better, taking antibiotics out of livestock production, and developing new antibiotics. Until somebody makes an unforeseen breakthrough, that is our best path forward.

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