Superbugs

Megan Lynn Mullins, Feature writer

There is a risk of superbugs killing a human being every 3 seconds by 2050. The global review has conducted a plan for for preventing medicine from being “cast back into the dark ages”. There are a few set backs, one being that the plan would require billions of dollars of investments and the campaign would need to educate a large number of people before it could really take off. The battle against “superbugs” or infections that resist drugs are so great that it has been described as a risk that is as large as terrorism. One large issue is that researchers and developers are not producing enough of the antibiotics and the ones that they do have produced are constantly being wasted.
These superbugs are held accountable for 700,000 deaths each year. Continuing at the rate that these superbugs are Rand Europe and auditors predict that 10 million deaths a year will be held accountable by these superbugs, that averages out to about a death every 3 seconds. A BBC news source Lord Jim O’Neil the economist who led the global review said “We need to inform in different ways, all over the world, why it’s crucial we stopping treating our antibiotics like sweets.
A humans body can easily start to adapt and create resistance to antibiotics. A BBC news source Emily Morris suffers from regular urinary tract infections that cause sever pain and can lead to kidney issues and even result in death. Emily said “With every sting and every pain, my heart sinks at the thought of how many antibiotics I have to use this time. I’ve had a struggle of living with a resistance to antibiotics for nearly eight years of my life… there is a clear need for new antibiotics.”
A large issues in this pandemic is that the drug industry will not create a new class of antibiotics. The last class that was created was in the 1980’s. Without a new strand the world will never overcome this problem, it is simply a matter of time.

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