As there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, antibiotics are being used inappropriately to treat symptoms in people confirmed or suspected with COVID-19, increasing the chance of them developing resistant to the antimicrobial treatments
Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late
Experts dealing with anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have feared uncontrollable pathogens — bacteria as well as viruses — much before COVID-19 spread across the globe
Coronavirus Outbreak: Read an excerpt from Superbugs which outlines the difficulties of making antibiotics
There was no good way to predict who would contract an infection or who would succumb to the illness. We were all at risk because bacteria don’t discriminate — they attack all comers: the young, the old, and everyone in between, writes Dr Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic
Inhumane, unregulated animal agriculture practices in India extract a heavy toll on us, and the environment
The poultry industry has grown unregulated such that it impacts the weakest sections of society: residents near these farms, the environment and the birds themselves.
The method doesn’t make permanent genome changes, affecting expression of bacterial genes instead
Worrying stats: Almost all websites have serious security vulnerabilities; 2014 superbugs not yet patched
Nearly 10 percent of the servers scanned were found to be vulnerable to high security risks, and 50 percent had a Medium security vulnerability.