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Posted: 07 May 2019 13:35
Stellarator wrote:A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post Right now we have a superbug infestation going on in our local hospitals (Candida Albans) that's resistant to all antibiotics and the state is worried people will find out what hospitals have it so they refuse to reveal the info and the media isn't even covering it outside of one station (WABC).
Yes, it is a bit worrisome that there is nary but a mention of this global problem in the news, besides a few online blogs writing about it. I see this as a failure of the journalistic industry. They focus on new outbreaks of, admittedly still dangerous, Ebola half a world away in the Congo, and yet the lethal threat of superbugs invading our hospitals and food is being blithely ignored.
I guess honesty is an overrated trope in the media.
I probably wouldn't even know about it but I keep close track of these things- both my parents passed away from superbug infestations in hospitals. Our overuse of antibiotics (not just as medication but also their use in farm animals) has really come back to haunt us.