Scary stuff. Made all the scarier by the fact we’ve done this to ourselves, knowingly; it’s not like the negative effects of the over-consumption of antibiotics by animals and by not-really-all-that-sick people aren’t well-known. I mean, the basic principles of evolution are pretty well observed at this point.
The article places a lot of blame for antibiotic resistance on developing nations, but let’s be honest here; it’s the drug companies who push so hard into these unregulated markets who are truly culpable. Drug companies, dodgy modern intensive farming practices, plus rich Westerners chewing down pills rather than be laid up in bed with a headcold. Y’know. The usual trifecta of global problems.