In a breakthrough moment of truth for the CDC, the agency now openly admits that prescription antibiotics have led to a catastrophic rise in superbugs, causing the death of at least 23,000 Americans each year (an estimate even the CDC calls “conservative”).
This is the conclusion of the CDC’s new Threat Report 2013, a document that for the first time quantifies the number of fatalities happening in America due to antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
What’s truly astonishing about this report is that it admits, in effect, that modern medicine is a failure when it comes to infectious disease. The whole approach of fighting bugs with isolated chemicals was doomed to fail from the start, of course, since Mother Nature adapts to chemical threats far more quickly than drug companies can roll out new chemicals.
Sadly, the very approach of using an isolated chemical to combat disease is rooted in a 1950′s mentality that has nearly reached its endpoint in the history of medicine. The CDC all but admits this now, saying the era of antibiotics is nearing its end. “If we are not careful, we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era” – Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC.
The admission should send alarm bells ringing across the medical establishment. Because what it really means is the day isn’t too far off when doctors and hospitals can no longer offer treatments for common infections.
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