posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 06:42 AM
Myth: Bacteria are actively gaining resistance to all antibiotics.
Some bacteria are gaining resistances to current federally approved antibiotics.
Technically you could go out your back door, take a random swab sample, and discover a brand new antibiotic enzyme, protein, or otherwise.
The federal approval process, cost of testing, and cost of market entry are the only boulders in the road. Those beuracratic systems are what is
preventing anything like that from being fast tracked for public use.
Antibiotics exist in the wild, that can easily dispatch and destroy all known bacteria.
Big pharmaceutical companies and federal regulation won't help this process, so we are shooting ourselves in the foot, then whining that it hurts.
The majority of modern antibiotics, in use, came from a naturally derived source. Some fungi, some bacteria, or some organism was producing and
excreting it, to kill bacteria.
In some cases this was defense, in others, a way to nullify resource competition from the other bacteria.
This is still happening. Wild micro organisms outnumber the work of pharmaceutical labs by billions and billions.
Looking at it that way, it is literally like there is a network of trillions of tiny labs, all trying to "develop" new antibiotics. We have
regulations that limit the rate, we can personally do this on our own.
However, bacteria, fungi, etc... do not care about our regulations. They make new enzymes and proteins everyday that would kill our superbugs, full
It's a shame, it will take a real threat of a worldwide pandemic, to remove those arbitrary layers of inhibition that our regulations provide.
Any scholar of the field can tell you that a reactionary measure for fighting the super bug epidemic, versus proactively researching new antibiotics
as quickly as possible... Is going to eventually give us an outcome where millions WILL die, and we could have prevented it. The only factor right
now, is that we can't really predict when or exactly how this will happen, but there is a certainty that it WILL eventually occur.