Antimicrobial resistance is far more dangerous than COVID-19, so what can we do?

Professor Roy Robins-Browne
Antibiotic resistance

While much of our attention during the past few years has been focused on COVID-19, a more insidious and dangerous pandemic has been spreading unabated: antimicrobial resistance.

A recently published study found that, in 2019, around five million deaths were associated with antibiotic resistance, more than twice those due to COVID-19 in 2020.