John Robson: The antibiotic window is slamming shut


Here’s an “end of the world news” item: super-gonorrhea is overwhelming the last antibiotic defences in Britain, so apparently we need new antibiotics. Anything but chastity.

Such stories clearly threaten the infamous TEOTWAWKI (“The End Of The World As We Know It”), not just an inconvenience. Yet they get brief space on the back pages while A1 goes to some politician’s latest fatuity that wouldn’t matter even if it were true and relevant.

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