Without Good Public Health Strategy, The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Make Antimicrobial Resistance Worse

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Despite improvement over the recent years, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur every year in the United States. Medical uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic contributes to the surge of wrong prescriptions and treatments, amplifying the threat of antibiotic resistance. Failure to put this health crisis on the agenda of policymakers and healthcare professionals can result in 10 million deaths each year by 2050 as well as an economic catastrophe on par with the 2008 global financial crisis. Read the full article here 

 

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