This is extremely serious.
What if I were to tell you that for the last 80 years or so we have been making virus’ and some pathogens stronger than ever?
No, I’m not talking about gain of function research either.
I’m talking about anti biotic and anti microbial resistance.
The more we use antibiotics and things like hand sanitizer the more we strengthen the very pathogens we are trying to combat.
Think of it like working out, practice, or exercise. By using things like antibiotics and agents meant to disinfect we are actually giving those pathogens and germs a workout—we are making them stronger.
AMR and AR really are some of the biggest threats facing humanity today, and I am pretty sure they have gotten worse due to all the Covid mania going on.
People have gotten extremely germaphobic, and the constant need to disinfect everything is just breeding more resistant bacteria and pathogens.
Take a look at these reports and let me know what you think:
NOQ Report had wonderful and very in depth coverage of the issue:
Antibiotic resistance (AR) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) took a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t gone away. It remains “one of the biggest public health challenges of our time,” as even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits.1
While antibiotic resistance refers to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance is a broader term used to describe resistance to drugs among a variety of microbes, including parasites, viruses and fungi.2
AMR has been declared one of the top 10 global public health threats to humanity,3 but it rarely makes front page news, especially now that COVID has entered the arena.
Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic — and its unprecedented promotion of hand sanitizer, antimicrobials and disinfectants — made AMR worse,4 but it continues to overshadow the growing threat of AMR, which will likely surpass the number of COVID-19 deaths by at least threefold — annually — by 2050.
Cool talk by @LizScurious from @univgroningen on “The role of microbe-microbe interactions on the evolution of antibiotic resistance”.
Polymicrobial infection ecosystems are not only a combination of isolated bacteria but a complex interplay of ecology & evolution#EMBOPredictEvo pic.twitter.com/YXsmyYLMWJ
— Stefan Bassler (@StefanBassler) June 16, 2021
— Save Antibiotics (@saveantibiotics) June 15, 2021
Yahoo News had more:
“In making any assessment of the use of antimicrobials in the treatment of COVID-19 [the disease caused by the coronavirus] patients, it is essential to acknowledge that clinicians in the UK – and worldwide – have been battling a global medical emergency,” said lead author Dr Antonia Ho, from the University of Glasgow.
“Antimicrobials” is a broad term for drugs that work against different pathogens, like bacteria and fungi. Less than 1% of the Lancet study’s patients were given anti-fungal drugs, which also have resistance concerns, with the remainder being prescribed antibiotics.
“Given the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic – particularly during its early stages when admitted patients were very sick, effective treatments were limited and the role of possible co-infections unknown – it is unsurprising that doctors would prescribe antimicrobials,” said Dr Ho.
“However, we now know bacterial co-infection is uncommon in patients with community-acquired COVID-19.
“Since antimicrobial resistance remains one of the biggest public health challenges of our time, measures to combat it are essential to help ensure these life-saving medicines remain an effective treatment for infection in years to come.”