To Fight Antimicrobial Resistance, Start with Farm Animals

  15 February 2023

The COVID pandemic has taught us that we shouldn’t ignore warnings about dire health threats. And scientists have been warning about the dangers of antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, for decades. In 2019 the World Health Organization declared AMR one of the top 10 global public health threats to humanity, and the United Nations estimated it could kill as many as 10 million people a year by 2050. We are already seeing high numbers of such deaths: drug-resistant infections killed nearly five million people in 2019.

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