Antibiotic Cure

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria “is a classic example of the tragedy of the commons, where individuals rationally pursuing their own interests ultimately create a collective disaster,” argues BBC columnist Tim Harford.

Though we’ve long known overuse could breed superbugs, we haven’t regulated antibiotics well enough leading to unnecessary use, overprescribing and massive application in livestock.
The world not only needs new antibiotics to replace ones that no longer work, Harford says, but also smarter regulations for human and animal antibiotics and better conditions for livestock to keep them healthy without drugs.

Source: BBC

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