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Thursday, May 19, 2016

‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: Drug resistance to kill 10mn in EU & US by 2050, study warns

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease


Crack open a fault line or a dozen, blast off several volcanoes, throw in a major war or two, (perhaps going nuclear), finish it off with a major global economic collapse and presto....you have the right conditions for global pandemics.  And with drug resistance infections on the rise, those pandemics may become even worse than might have been.   Sounds like the Tribulation to us.

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NIV

‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: Drug resistance to kill 10mn in EU & US by 2050, study warns
Antibiotics are failing us – fast. England’s chief medical officer has issued a dire warning as 50,000 people a year across the EU and US succumb to untreatable infections. It comes with a comprehensive report suggesting 10 million deaths by 2050. According to Dame Sally Davies, England’s top physician, tens of thousands across both continents are suffering from conditions perfectly treatable only a short while back. The threat, she says, is comparable to terrorism. Davies has pioneered the UK’s foray into antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategies, and is considered a leading global voice in the matter. 

Global antibiotics revolution 'needed'
A global revolution in the use of antimicrobials is needed, according to a government backed report. Lord Jim O'Neill, who led the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, said a campaign was needed to stop people treating antibiotics like sweets. It is the first recommendation in the global plan for preventing medicine "being cast back into the dark ages". The report has received a mixed response with some concerned that it does not go far enough. Superbugs, resistant to antimicrobials, are estimated to account for 700,000 deaths each year. But modelling, by Rand Europe and auditors KPMG, suggests millions of people could die each year by 2050.

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