PBS FRONTLINE: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

Dear All: 

Frontline will today broadcast an updated version of the excellent Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria show that first broadcast in 2013. Here’s the link to the announcement and here is the short description of this 1-h program:

“Described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “nightmare bacteria,” there are now predictions that drug-resistant superbugs will kill more people than cancer by 2050. From a young girl thrust onto life support in Arizona to an uncontrollable outbreak at one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, this updated version of our 2013 documentary explores the rise of the superbug threat, and whether the age of antibiotics may be coming to an end.”

For those of you who miss the broadcast or who do not have a local PBS station, the updated program will be available beginning tomorrow for streaming at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/.

It’s so very helpful to have this story told and retold … it’s a hard idea to convey and I’m always grateful to journalists who work to find a way to communicate the core concepts.

All best wishes, –jr

John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. | Chief Strategy Officer, CARB-X | Expert-in-Residence, Wellcome Trust. Follow me on Twitter: @JohnRex_NewAbx. See past newsletters and subscribe for the future: http://amr.solutions/blog.html

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