In the News (from BBC News): “The rise in drug resistant infections is comparable to the threat of global warming, according to the chief medical officer for England.
“Prof Dame Sally Davies said bacteria were becoming resistant to current drugs and there were few antibiotics to replace them.
“Antibiotics have been one of the greatest success stories in medicine. However, bacteria are a rapidly adapting foe which find new ways to evade drugs.
“MRSA rapidly became one of the most feared words in hospitals wards and there are growing reports of resistance in strains of E. coli, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea.
“Prof Davies said: ‘It is clear that we might not ever see global warming, the apocalyptic scenario is that when I need a new hip in 20 years I’ll die from a routine infection because we’ve run out of antibiotics.’
“She said there was only one useful antibiotic left to treat gonorrhoea.
“’It is very serious, and it’s very serious because we are not using our antibiotics effectively in countries.’…
“The World Health Organization has warned the world is heading for a ‘post-antibiotic era’ unless action is taken. …
“Prof Pennington said the drugs companies had run out of options too as all the easy drugs had been made. ‘We have to be aware that we aren’t going to have new wonder drugs coming along because there just aren’t any.’”
My Comment: Nature puts “pressure” on us from all sides and will not leave us until we come in balance with it. The goal of evolution is to create all the conditions for the still, vegetative, and animal world for the realization of integral correction of the human being so that he complements nature by his conscious correction like the final, highest figure in the general “Lego” of nature. Until we begin to advance towards this goal, suffering will worsen.