Antibiotic Resistance in 2020
Antibiotic resistance has become a growing issue in the past decade. With more and more bacteria becoming increasingly resistant, healthcare workers are finding it more and more difficult to treat certain bacterial resistant infections. Several factors contribute to this issue which may include a lack of profitability of antibiotics and lack of new mechanisms of action being discovered. The FDA and WHO are attempting to combat this problem, but despite their efforts, there are still too few new novel antibiotics. With COVID-19 emerging in the last year, the uncertainty around increasing antibiotic resistance has grown even more.