The COVID-19 infection has shown how vulnerable the world is to the viruses. But while humanity is struggling with the disease, the scientists have come to the conclusion that a new wave of a pandemic is swinging on the planet. That time, it threatens a person completely imperceptibly, and manifests itself in the resistance of the bacteria to antibiotics. A prime example: a child in India or Bangladesh gets an infectious disease.
But it is extremely difficult to cure it, because the infection that destroys the body is 70% resistant to antibiotics and even to those that the child has never used in life. Unfortunately, the young patient is forced to live in poor conditions.
He does not have clean water and a waste disposal system, therefore he often comes into contact with feces. There are millions of such people on the planet. It means that they are constantly exposed to millions of resistant bacterial genes, including potentially incurable infections. For a long time, science believed that antibiotic resistance can form on the background of careless use of such drugs in clinical and veterinary conditions.
But more and more data today appears among scientists who demonstrate antibiotic resistance factors in countries with good conditions and high economies. The same form of resistance began to manifest itself and the simplest microorganisms - pathogenic viruses, fungi.
It means that the ability of modern medicine to treat people is losing its potential. And many types of infectious diseases are increasingly limited by resistance, potentially including coronaviruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
Scientists conclude that on the basis of developing events, the use of antibiotics should be reduced, if not completely stopped. It applies to developing countries where people's living conditions are not the best. To reduce the incidence rate in these territories, first of all, it is necessary to provide people with a supply of clean water, improve living conditions, and provide healthy food.