This was stated by Dr William. H. Stewart a few decades ago, needless to say the low capacity of foreshadowing. I think that in some way, we are being as obtuse and negligent as this title shows. When I read this quote I scoffed, but, will generations to come think and laugh at us the same way?
What I am wondering, and would like to read some opinions about, is if this actual situation will become a starting point for governments and general public to be more severe on vaccination policies, and putting public health over individual preferences and beliefs. Covid-19 isn´t the case of lack of vaccination, but it most certainly is a demonstration of what infectious diseases represents. FAR worst epidemics were beaten by vaccination, are we willing to lose this territory already won?. Is it time for us to stop our "friendly openmindedness" and force people to be vaccinated despite any whining? Just looking pictures and reading about smallpox and polio makes me shiver (and just to name a few). Potable water and vaccination are together the most life-saving achievements of humanity. Isn´t it time to stand ground and cut the shit for once from its root?
Further more, antibiotics development is not being taken as the emergency it really is. I am leaving this podcast here (9 min)
not as evidence of anything, but I find it quite interesting to hear, and some points seem at least accurate. The financial risk over novel antibiotics development, the low margin gain, and the "curability" capacity of antibiotic treatment are, to say the least, not appealing for the Pharmacological industry. And yes, panresistant bacteria are coming for us, we are seeing them approaching.
Cards have already been shuffled and are on the table my Internet fellow strangers, lets just play them fucking wisely.
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