Loving the zombie theme and Star Trek NG reference! Off for some hot earl grey.....I don't think there's much need to overreact here everyone. Just take the sensible precautions - stock up on a lot of canned goods. Get a couple of rifles. Make some kind of crows nest vantage point on your roof. Shoot anyone who approaches your house. If they are coughing, shoot them twice. If they get up - headshot. If they still get up they have the dreaded 'lead resistant' strain - this is basically the end of the end-times - while they scratch down the door, try to make a capsule to tell future generations how we lived. And by golly we lived didn't we! (If possible make some kind of mind controlling flute program to teach future generations/civilisations about us).
I still don't know why nobody was up in arms about the research guy that created a strain of the flu (I think) that bypasses our defence mechanisms earlier this year.
Coughs and flu are virus based and don't really have a place in a debate about antibiotics.
I only mention this because I am getting fed up with stories tbat eminate from a dreadfully poor media, normally, and use unrelated scary stuff to justify an argument.
Viruses and antibiotics, pollution and global warming, refugees and economic immigrants. The list is endless and getting longer.
Just saying that I find it a little irritating
I would say a universal instrument, it meant a small package could heal so many different people.I get the impression that antibiotics are a fairly blunt instrument and the problem isn't so much that they're going to become useless, as that more focused treatments just aren't there yet
Then report him.Think ive had them twice in the last 25 years and on both occassions the have been needed.
The local GP that we use my missus has to go there quite a bit and every time hes perscribes antibiotics even for slight colds. Absolute joke.
don't think I've ever had antibiotics as an adult.. and I'm 45 now...
Published on 8 Mar 2017
Antimicrobial resistance is the most complex and pressing challenge since climate change. Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies discusses the problem. Apologies for the audio issues with this talk - we had a few technical difficulties while filming.
Having secured support nationally from the Prime Minister and UK Government for the need to action, Dame Sally Davies is working tirelessly internationally to increase global awareness and secure commitments to action on antibiotic resistance. In this Discourse, Dame Sally explores why antimicrobial resistance has developed to such an extent that it is now a threat to modern medicine. She looks at how it is spreading across the globe, why we need to urgently change our attitude towards antimicrobials, in particular antibiotics, so that we treat them as a common good – not only in health but also in agriculture, farming, aquaculture and the environment.
Antimicrobials are a wonder drug, but only when used effectively. If we do not learn how to look after them, we could see a return to ‘pre-antibiotic era’ where 40% mortality is due to infections – something that is difficult to believe now.
Published on 8 Mar 2017
Is an antibacterial wipe more effective than soap and water? If everyone became a vegetarian, would that solve the crisis? Where do new antibiotics come from? Dame Sally Davies answers questions from the audience following her talk.
My biggest puzzle is at my workplace.
So many people appear perfectly healthy one day, are too sick to come in the next day, then the following day they are back at work looking fine.
That's never happened to me in my entire life.
If I'm coming down with something there is a long run up that's very obvious, then ages to gradually get out of my system, or if I fall or twist my back or something, I suffer for ages whilst by body deals with it.
This whole one day off work concept baffles me.