WHO warns: antibiotic resistance is now a bigger crisis than the AIDS epidemic

Antibiotic resistance is now a greater threat than AIDS in the 1980’s. Misuse of antibiotics by agribusiness and by third worlders, is breeding superbugs and destroying the effectiveness of antibiotics. I took a class on microbiology and the professor said that the age of antibiotics would definitely end, and we would go back to dying of urinary tract infections and scratches and such.

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April 2014HEALTH – Antibiotic resistance is now a bigger crisis than the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, a landmark report warned today. The spread of deadly superbugs that evade even the most powerful antibiotics is happening across the world, United Nations officials have confirmed. The effects will be devastating – meaning a simple scratch or urinary tract infection could kill. The WHO said in some countries, because of resistance, carbapenems now do not work in more than half of people with common hospital-acquired infections caused by a bacteria called K. pneumoniae, such as pneumonia, blood infections, and infections in newborn babies and intensive-care patients. Resistance to one of the most widely used antibiotics for treating urinary tract infections caused by E. coli -medicines called fluoroquinolones – is also very widespread, it said. In the 1980s, when these drugs were first introduced, resistance was virtually zero, according to the…

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17 Responses to WHO warns: antibiotic resistance is now a bigger crisis than the AIDS epidemic

  1. Mr. Rational says:

    We will go back to using low-dose X-rays to amp up the immune system and bacteriophages to attack infections directly.  Perhaps we can find chemicals to jam the pumps which bacteria use to keep antibiotics from accumulating to toxic levels.  But medicine is going to be different, no doubt about it.

    If only we could get triclosan out of all our soaps, so everyone’s bacteria wouldn’t be resistant from the get-go!

  2. Maureen Martin, Aryan Street says:

    I don’t worry. The AIDs didn’t kill me…nor did the Y2K…nor did the end of the world in 2012….etc. Oh and the global warming…except some places are getting colder.

    Yeah…pretty much whatever everyone is screaming about, I don’t worry about. It’s the secret meetings of elites that ***I*** worry about.

    • I don’t worry. The AIDs didn’t kill me … nor did the Y2K…nor did the end of the world in 2012 … .etc. Oh and the global warming…except some places are getting colder.

      Me neither. This is nothing.

      Yeah … pretty much whatever everyone is screaming about, I don’t worry about. It’s the secret meetings of elites that ***I*** worry about.

      Eh, I’ve been to a few of the elite’s parties. Other than money, they aren’t really that different than us.

    • HerewardMW says:

      Sorry, but antibiotic resistance IS something to…..well, maybe not worry about but at least be aware of. If for no other reason than if it becomes a real issue, when (if) new antibiotics are created they may be restricted to reduce resistance developing. Those elites you’re worried about will get theirs, will you?

    • mindweapon says:


      Climate change doesn’t mean that everywhere gets warmer; it means that the weather becomes less stable for growing crops consistently. Periodic famine was a fact of life until very recently in human history. We have had unusually stable weather for the past 300 years. that’s ending now.

    • Anon says:

      This won’t cause the apocalypse, but it will increase the cost of food. As MW has mentioned here, factory farming of various animals requires keeping them constantly doped up on a variety of antibiotics, that is going away. Likewise disease will go back to being a serious issue that people have to put some thought into and care about.

      • mindweapon says:

        Great point, Anon. I look forward to a day when people use their lawns to cut and dry hay to trade or sell to beef cattle farmers.

        Food prices go up enough, food will HAVE to be relocalized. This will put a major crimp in the GMO project, and will make Americans much more politically active and less like complacent cattle.

        The rulers remember a day when the People were very Dangerous. They don’t want to ever see that day again

        If food prices go up, the People will become very dangerous and hard to deal with once again.

  3. Kudzu Bob says:

    In the post-antibiotic era simple things such as washing your hands after you use the bathroom and putting disinfectant on cuts will become much more important than they are now. Blacks and Mestizos will have trouble remembering to do these things, and for this reason will be hit especially hard by the rise of supergerms.

    Also, professionals and the rich will find city life much less alluring, especially in the summer.

    “You can drive Nature out with a pitchfork,” the Roman poet Horace teaches us, “but she always returns.”

  4. Craig says:

    My biology lecturer said the same thing 16 years ago, then a few years latter MRSA was discovered on intensive industrial chicken farms. Then when I was a medic MRSA hit the hospitals, it was also discovered in the remote Aboriginal communities . I’ve a relative that has been infected with it, just recently Ian Thorpe an Olympian swimmer with access to the best medicine, caught it while having shoulder surgery. I know of a few people in town that had it in joints to, and had to boost their immune systems to stay alive.

    So yeah it has potential, it’s no where as bad yet. The influenza A is pretty bad too, particularly for the young and old.

    Imagine if we have to go back to the old barber cutters.

  5. Both Vox Day and Jim Stone show how unnecessary and lethal vaccines are. Antibiotic resistance has been cried about since the 1940s. An organic high animal fat, vegetable/fruit/nut diet with clean water and hygienic, low-stress living conditions will take care of most disease. We need to be dangerous again. Avoid vaccines and use allopathic medicine only for emergencies.

  6. questioningfellow says:

    also, hygienic means using boiled formaldehyde to kill off bedbugs and other parasites, keep the house and barn and whatever clean. bedbugs.lice, other external parasites interrupt sleep, which fucks up your immune system. plus, they transmit disease, including smallpox.

    • mindweapon says:


      Not sure about your medical advice there. I don’t want my linens cleaned with formaldehyde! It can remain in the linens and then when you sleep you breathe formaldehyde vapor! Most funeral directors get cancer from embalming fluid vapors.

      • questioningfellow says:

        Lol, agreed! No, you would fumigate your house with formaldehyde fumes by boiling. It was a common enough tactic before the advant of DDT. I should have clarified that.

        People in first world countries really do not know just how horrifying and stress inducing parasites like bedbugs are. Imagine taking all preventive measures possible, slicking bedposts, shortening sheets, keeping the bed away from the wall, et. Cetera. Only to wake up from a what feels like a tiny pebble landing on your face and that familiar, crawling feeling. You turn on the lamplight and realize not only is your bed full of the little bloodsuckers, they’ve climbed up the walls and even hanging from the ceilings to jump or drop onto you.

      • mindweapon says:

        Interesting. Good to know. So you destroy all the oxygen in the house and the bed bugs suffocate, eh?

        Sounds like you had personal experience with bed bugs.

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