Drug resistance likely to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts
Superbugs are likely to kill nearly
400,000 Canadians and cost the economy about $400 billion in gross domestic
product over the next 30 years, warns a landmark report.Story here.
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PinP: As is too often the case, a
big piece of the information puzzle is left out of stories such as this.
Antibiotics have been overused almost everywhere in the world for a long time,
often to raise animals for food. Among other things, it makes them grow faster
and fattens them up to fetch a better price at market time. Yet governments
forge ahead, like Manitoba's is doing, to expand the very style of livestock
production that spawns such problems. Please read: