Pandemic Preparedness



Pandemic Preparedness

View on next pandemic

COVID’s a lobster dropped into boiling water, making a lot of noise as it expires, whereas AMR is a lobster put into cold water, heating up slowly, not making any noise.” Those who study AMR warn the water is pretty hot.

Sally Davies

- UK Special Envoy on AMR


AMR: the next pandemic?

"Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) could cause the next pandemic. It is now estimated 700,000 people die each year as a result of drug resistance diseases, with this number predicted to increase to over 10 million deaths per year by 2050. The current COVID-19 pandemic appears to have accelerated the threat of AMR, as many patients admitted to hospitals displaying COVID-19 symptoms are treated with antibiotics to reduce their chances of contracting secondary bacterial infections, making resistant bacteria more common."

Michael Devlin

- Microbiology Society