Superbugs will “kill every three seconds”


Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says.

The global review sets out a plan for preventing medicine “being cast back into the dark ages” that requires billions of dollars of investment.

It also calls for a revolution in the way antibiotics are used and a massive campaign to educate people.

The report has received a mixed response with some concerned that it does not go far enough.

The battle against infections that are resistant to drugs is one the world is losing rapidly and has been described as “as big a risk as terrorism”.

The problem is that we are simply not developing enough new antibiotics and we are wasting the ones we have.

Since the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance started in mid-2014, more than one million people have died from such infections.

And in that time doctors also discovered bacteria that can shrug off the drug of last resort – colistin – leading to warnings that the world was teetering on the cusp of a “post-antibiotic era”.

The review says the situation will get only worse with 10 million people predicted to die every year from resistant infections by 2050.

And the financial cost to economies of drug resistance will add up to $100 trillion (£70 trillion) by the mid-point of the century.

The review recommends:

  • An urgent and massive global awareness campaign as most people are ignorant of the risks
  • Establishing a $2bn ($1.4bn) Global Innovation Fund for early stage research
  • Improved access to clean water, sanitation and cleaner hospitals to prevent infections spreading
  • Reduce the unnecessary vast antibiotic use in agriculture including a ban on those “highly critical” to human health
  • Improved surveillance of the spread of drug resistance
  • Paying companies $1bn (£0.7bn) for every new antibiotic discovered
  • Financial incentives to develop new tests to prevent antibiotics being given when they will not work
  • Promoting the use of vaccines and alternatives to drugs

The review said the economic case for action “was clear” and could be paid for using a small cut of the current health budgets of countries or through extra taxes on pharmaceutical companies not investing in antibiotic research.

Lord Jim O’Neill, the economist who led the global review, told the BBC: “We need to inform in different ways, all over the world, why it’s crucial we stop treating our antibiotics like sweets.

“If we don’t solve the problem we are heading to the dark ages, we will have a lot of people dying.


“Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says.”

be afraid..ask your government to save you!

recommendations: Promoting the use of vaccines and alternatives to drugs

of course..

“the financial cost to economies of drug resistance will add up to $100 trillion (£70 trillion) by the mid-point of the century.”

thats a fair amount of money..but its all theory and guesswork..roll up your sleeves..


~ by seeker401 on May 25, 2016.

10 Responses to “Superbugs will “kill every three seconds””

  1. stay away from doctors. take your chances with healthier alternatives. grow your own food. do not fall into the trap where you are fooled into believing you are reliant to there poisons.

    The Corporate Snake: Don’t be the poison that feeds the snake that kills you!

  2. They always think that God forgot to put an immune system in our bodies.
    If taken care of by nourishing food and lifestyles the immune system continually does an incredible job , assuming it is not messed up with vaccinations , fluoride and just about every other “intervention” we can think about.

  3. Who cares?
    Humanity has run its course. Every country is run by the worst, most vile animals that any vagina has vomited up in history, the world is not worth saving, and mankind is nothing more than a blight, no different than the god-given parasites sent to cleanse it from the Earth.
    There’s nothing to save, and the biggest joke of all will be the rotting corpses of the kings of the Earth, dying on their piles of shekels.

    • you obviously do as you have attempted to warn us. this what happens when people care 😊

      when i read your words i automatically know you have reason. without reason you would not be here…so i wonder what is your reason for your comments. you question which shows you have questioned/thought and created ‘doubt’ so you are aware which is good. it is when people don’t question is when you and others should be worried of the ‘end’…oh don’t let my twisted words create any doubt in your mind Scortch Dearth. i will give you a perfect example: ‘if’ you were a suicide bomber and had every intention to kill yourself and others around you, but then you saw a child which resembled memories of a moment you witnessed in the past..which touched your heart then, this moment created doubt; enough to make you question…this is the moment of ‘reason’ so you have reason to be here: what is your reason? are you not alive? you have reason too! do you doubt? obviously because of your comment above…do you have any questions? i cannot help with your questions only guide you. it is better to question than to have the answers. my question always get lost in all the noise anyway. be well

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