Antibiotic Resistance Could Lead to More COVID-19 Deaths

  10 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown clearly that dealing with the global health challenges of the 21st century exceeds the capacities of any single nation-state. And like COVID-19, the antibiotic crisis will only be solved with collective action. Rather than seeing the two crises as independent of each other, both are symptomatic of the challenges of living on an increasingly interconnected planet, and one will exacerbate the other. But in this crisis, we can dare to hope; let the global unity of purpose and research that is tackling COVID-19 become a roadmap for solving one of the most pernicious and long-running crises in global medicine—the issue of increasing antibiotic resistance and a stuttering pipeline of solutions.

Further reading: Scientific American
Author(s): Claas Kirchhelle, Adam Roberts, Andrew C. Singer
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