• Opinion: Listen: Antibiotic experts on the threat of antimicrobial resistant superbugs

    12 days ago - By STAT

    This week's “First Opinion Podcast” takes a look at antimicrobial resistance, a topic that should be worrying everyone, but isn't. I talk with David Hyun and Rachel Zetts, both with The Pew Charitable Trusts' antibiotic resistance project, about their recent First Opinion, “Many hospitalized Covid-19 patients are given antibiotics. That's a problem.”
    Antimicrobial resistance - the process by which bacteria, fungi, and other microbes become immune to the effects of drugs designed to kill them - happens every time someone takes an antibiotic or other anti-infective drug. These drug-resistant...
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