Antibiotics – A banquet of unintended consequences

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Antibiotics – A banquet of unintended consequences

Post by Sid_Hatrack » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:42 pm

Attached is a PDF file of several pages scanned again from the book “Plant intelligence and the Imaginal Realm.” I put this as an attachment so it doesn't take up so much space if someone chooses to reply.

I feel it provides a more holistic perspective regarding our relationship to the invisible realm of bacteria than we get from institutional science or the education system.

Here are the first few paragraphs to give a flavor of it.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are now one of the (human) world's most serious emerging problems. Although most people have seen a news report about it one time or another, few realize that all the world's bacterial researchers now admit that within our lifetime antibiotics will become increasingly useless. Or, as researcher Mark Lappe once put it."The period once euphemistically called the Age of Miracle Drugs is dead."

Very few people are aware that infections from resistant bacteria, often picked up in hospitals during routine procedures, are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (In 1999 they were fourth.) Very few people know, as well, that the world's leading pharmaceutical companies have stopped research and development on new antibiotics—there are virtually no new ones in the pipeline. Within the next few decades, we face, its many bacterial researchers have pointed out, the emergence of untreatable epidemic diseases more deadly than any known in history. Or as David Livermore, one of Britain's primary bacterial resistance researchers, puts it; It is naive to think we can win.

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