“We’ve Reached the End of Antibiotics. Period.”
This is from Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, an associate director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He said:
“For a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about ‘The end of antibiotics, question mark?’ Well, now I would say you can change the title to ‘The end of antibiotics, period.’ We’re in the post-antibiotic era. There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that five years ago even we could have treated, but now we can’t.”
But this is a GOOD thing — that is, if you’re an Agribusiness executive. Eighty percent of all antibiotics in America are being sold to factory farms. These antibiotics serve the crucial purpose of fattening up 1) livestock, and 2) Big Ag profits.
Since people can no longer be treated successfully with antibiotics, let’s put them to better use (the antibiotics, not the people). Might as well jack up that eighty percent figure to a hundred percent, and ship all antibiotics directly to the factory farm.