Any Delay in Ending COVID Could Spur a Different Pandemic

  14 December 2020

There are plenty of reasons why we need to bring this pandemic to a swift end. With each day, thousands more people die, and hundreds of thousands more become infected, while the ongoing disruption to daily lives, business, trade and travel is costing countless people their jobs as more businesses go under and economies continue to sink. But another important and less talked-about reason why we need to end it sooner rather than later is that the longer this crisis continues, the weaker we will be when it comes to fighting the next one. Because with each day, this crisis is helping to fuel another, silent pandemic: that of antimicrobial resistance, or AMR.

Further reading: Scientific American
Author(s): Seth Berkley, Ramanan Laxminarayan
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