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Nature making a come back?


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Seems the last "new" antibiotic was produced in 1983,  bacteria is constantly changing and adapting new resistant strains to what we've got.  It takes many years to research and develop "new" antibiotics, and is extremely expensive, such that the private sector doesn't find it financially attractive to do.  Yes, higher standards of hygene generally may help, and an understanding by people to isolate themselves when infected rather than spreading it to all and sundry.  But I'm not sure we are capable of managing the strict regime required to fight any new pandemic, as modern levels of human mobility are global, thus ensuring even more rapid rates of spread than in the past.

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