The Role of Synthetics in Anti-Microbial Resistance Epidemics
Posted: 14 May 2018 Last revised: 28 Jul 2019
Date Written: April 8, 2017
Superbugs kill an estimated 700,000 each year. If world leaders, doctors, and patients don’t take the matter seriously and work to reverse it, that number could increase to 10 million people by the year 2050. Antibiotic-resistant infections also have the potential to wreak financial havoc on the world. The economic damage inflicted by antibiotic resistance will slash between 1% and 3.8% of global domestic product by 2050. In other words, as much, if not more than, the 2008 financial crisis. This paper gives alternative explanation for the meaning of anti-microbial resistance, the roles of synthetics on the presence of superbugs, and their relation to the presence and persistence of various diseases.
Keywords: antibiotics resistance, anti-microbial resistance, super bugs, role of synthetics, elegant solution
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