It is scary to think that there could come a time when medicine has gone backwards far enough that even routine surgeries could become too dangerous.
What are your views on the provision of preventative antibiotics?
England’s chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has repeatedly warned the world faces a “post-antibiotic apocalypse”, after which routine medical operations would become too dangerous to perform because of the risk of infection. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO said: “A lack of effective antibiotics is as serious a security threat as a sudden and deadly disease outbreak. “Strong, sustained action across all sectors is vital if we are to turn back the tide of antimicrobial resistance and keep the world safe.“ The health body strongly recommends completely banning use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals for growth promotion and disease prevention without diagnosis, it said.