Antibiotic Resistance Lands on the Political Agenda

Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced a bunch of executive actions it will be taking to combat antibiotic resistance, in conjunction with the release of the PCAST Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance. One interesting thing is an emphasis on surveillance, including genomics.

Hopefully, these initiatives won’t be swallowed up by ISIL, BENGHAZI!!, or other bullshit (after the carnage of war, the second worst thing is that it distracts us from all the stuff we need to do). The last time we had any traction on this issue (the Kennedy-Frist hearings), a semen-stained blue dress was discovered, and all of the momentum collapsed–yes, it has been that long.

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