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Think that COVID-19 virus is the greatest potential infectious threat facing the modern world? Think again.

In this podcast, noted journalist and author Maryn McKenna joins host Charles Raison, MD to discuss why our modern lifestyles make us especially vulnerable not just to viruses, but also to bacteria capable of producing a host of frightening illnesses. Unlike viruses, which are generally best dealt with by vaccination, antibiotics have been our primary defense against bacterial infection for almost a century. But these days of protection are coming to an end. It is against this background that we discuss the health risks posed by antibiotic resistance, why we have been unable to bring new antibiotics to market and what we as a society need to do to avoid a return to the days when a scratch could start a lethal infection.

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