Antibiotic resistance could kill hundreds of millions by 2050

(ORDO NEWS) — The British government has prepared a report stating that if nothing is done, then literally by 2050, almost 300 million people will die due to antibiotic resistance.

More than 10 million people die every year in the world, and over the next 30 years, the economy could lose almost $ 10 trillion. Reported by Scientific American.

The report notes that this issue is not dealt with by the health sector, so the authorities need to take everything into their own hands. Economist Richard Smith is confident that the provided report used slightly underestimated figures.

The experience of previous pandemics has shown that the behavioral factor affects the economy more than the disease itself.

Antibiotic resistance is reminiscent of the gradual collapse of the global pillar that could occur over the next three decades. If you do not try to change anything, then you need to prepare for enormous costs further.

The problem is that today there is not enough funding for specialists to be engaged in the creation of new effective antibiotics.

At the same time, you need to understand that the development of a particular drug may take too much time, which humanity simply does not have.

Experts note that the resistance of bacteria poses a greater threat to all of humanity than even the Ebola virus. By 2050, doctors will not be able to save people in huge numbers, and therefore mortality will increase markedly.


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