Suppose two jumbo jets crashed every day, killing a total of about 365,000 people in a year. Remarkably enough that's about the level of carnage caused every year in our country by avoidable medical mistakes.
In addition to alleviating the burden of copayments for the poorest patients, what might make a difference in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in low-income countries is the same as what might make a difference in the fight against Zika or Ebola.
A longer season means insects have a higher metabolic rate, quicker gestation and more frequent reproduction.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health threats worldwide.
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is reaching epidemic proportions, and if new antibiotics aren't created to combat even common bacterial infections, we may find ourselves without the ability to combat even the common illnesses.