The Perfect Enemy | After COVID ends, antimicrobial-resistant bugs pose a new challenge - USA TODAY
May 27, 2022

After COVID ends, antimicrobial-resistant bugs pose a new challenge – USA TODAY

After COVID ends, antimicrobial-resistant bugs pose a new challenge  USA TODAY

Dr. Jerome Adams

Data by Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that COVID-19 deaths approached the 1 million mark Thursday. To mark the “tragic milestone,” President Joe Biden directed flags on government buildings to be flown at half-staff for five days.

COVID-19 reminded us of what the world looked like without the right diagnostics, treatments or vaccines for just one virus. Now, imagine if most of the medicines we rely on today for the most common illnesses – strep throat, sinus infections or urinary tract infections – became ineffective.