Drug Resistance, Explained - Well - Tara Parker-Pope - Health - New York Times Blog
A good explanation, but we still need to keep the big picture alive, no one wants to go back to the days of waiting out a fever, and the dreaded mortality, particularly in children that often occurs with serious infections, because we have no antibiotics to use. This is a powerful and perverse form of human natural selection, and still occurs in many parts of the world, and we generally consider this one of the travesties of our economic and moral system. Antibiotics are good. They just need to be given more carefully. And we need to recognize their limitations.
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