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Big Pharma's death machine to unleash massive killer superbugs across the globe... 10 million people a year to be killed by 2050

Antibiotic resistance

(NaturalNews) Human resistance to antibiotics will continue to worsen, and will eventually become "an even greater threat to mankind than cancer," if no action is taken to reverse the trend, Chancellor George Osborne, a British Conservative Party politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2010 and parliamentarian since 2001, has warned.

As reported by the UK's Independent, Osborne says the latest evidence indicates that as many as 10 million people a year could die around the world by 2050, as antibiotics become increasingly ineffective against common bacterial infections due to overuse today – more people than currently die from cancer, which death rate figure is high as well, according to the PharmaDeathClock.

In a speech to delegates at the International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington, D.C., Osborne said that the resistance will take a massive economic toll as well: By 2050, antibiotics resistance could reduce global gross domestic product by as much as 3.5 percent, or about $100 trillion (£70 trillion).

'An economic problem too'

"Unless we take global action, antimicrobial resistance will become an even greater threat to mankind than cancer currently is," he said in his speech.

"It is not just a health problem but an economic one, too. The cost of doing nothing, both in terms of lives lost and money wasted, is too great, and the world needs to come together to agree a common approach," Osborne added.

"We have to dramatically shift incentives for pharmaceutical companies and others to create a long-term solution to this problem, with new rewards, funded globally, that support the development of new antibiotics and ensure access to antibiotics in the developing world.

"To achieve a long-term solution we also need better rapid diagnostics that will cut the vast amounts of unnecessary antibiotic use," he continued.

In 2014, the British government was the first in the G-20 group of wealthy nations to speak out publicly about how bad the threat is becoming, The Independent reported. The prime minister's office asked the Treasury minister and economist, Lord O'Neill, to develop a plan to deal with the problem of global resistance to antibiotics.

The United Kingdom has already implemented a pair of those recommendations: Boosting government funding for early-stage research, and to help build capabilities for monitoring of the development and spread of drug resistance in low-income settings.

Osborne is expected to support a proposal from O'Neill and others to create "market entry rewards" that pay a large sum of prize money, in essence, to a pharmaceutical company or group of companies to create a new antibiotic for the market – something that seems absurd, given that Big Pharma and the modern medical system is at fault to begin with.

Problem has been getting worse for some time

As NaturalNews has reported, resistance to common antibiotics has been a growing problem for some time. Already, drug-resistant infections kill some 700,000 people globally each year. And while antibiotics helped defeat once-common and deadly bacterial infections like tuberculosis and strep throat last century, their overuse has led to the development of several strains of resistant bacteria today.

"Antibiotics have become less effective because of massive over-prescribing by the healthcare industry. Common illnesses are beginning to become resistant to basic antibiotic treatments. Patients with staph infections of the skin, for instance, can no longer be treated with traditional oral antibiotics, like penicillin, in wake of a resistant bacteria, or suberbug, known as MRSA," wrote S. Johnson of Natural News.

What's more, the manner in which these resistant bugs are spreading is alarming. For instance, Newsmax Health has noted that hospitals can spread dangerous, resistant superbugs through the use of detergent wet wipes.

Rather than clean surfaces, researchers found that the wipes really just spread potentially deadly bacteria from one surface to the next.






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