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WAAW: Impact investing, podcasts, reports, and logos!

Dear All, Today we have a bit of a potpourri for WAAW (World Antibiotic Awareness Week). Lots of good stuff… In the new meetings category, we have two meetings for investors seeking social impact: 23 Nov 2020 (online, 6-7p CET): Webinar sponsored by Access to Medicine Foundation (ATM) entitled “The Materiality of Superbugs: Investor Action

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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

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Superb PBS Newshour segment on agricultural use of antibiotics + McKeena’s Big Chicken book

Dear All:  I wrote a few weeks ago about the Stopping Superbugs series from PBS Newshour. PBS has since then added some superb new materials: A marvelous 10-minute video story on agricultural use of antibiotics A column on Maryn McKenna’s upcoming Big Chicken book (scheduled for release on 12 Sep) A column on the never-ending debate about taking the entire course of antibiotics These build on

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Superb podcasts x 2: “Your cancer will be controlled, but you may die of infection” and “Pharma needs to be (and stay) engaged”

Dear All, Clear analyses by our colleagues in the science-focused media are invaluable ways to educate both ourselves and others: we learn new viewpoints while our non-technical friends and colleagues learn what keeps us up at night. On this note, we have two recently released 30-minute podcasts that are very much worth hearing and sharing. 

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Ways to talk about AMR / Powerful new insights into messages that do (and do NOT) work

Dear All: Verbatim comments from interviews with 12,000 people in Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, the UK, the USA and Thailand: India: “[Antimicrobial resistance] is quite normal, no big thing, like malaria. It’s on a personal level, if you take antibiotics, your resistance will be on [the] lower side. If you are fit, your body resistance is more.” Germany: “Air pollution

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India bans food ag use of colistin / CDC updates report on US use of antibiotics

Dear All, Two mid-week notes: First (and huge!), India’s Ministry of Health issued a notification last week prohibiting the “manufacture, sale and distribution of the drug colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements” because such use is “likely to involve risk to human beings.” You can find this on multiple

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An apple a day (used to) keep the doctor away

Dear All: OK … enough with bad news, at least for today. In today’s edition of XKCD (link), we learn about resistance to apples and the need to use good apple stewardship. Image reproduced with permission from https://xkcd.com/2161/ If you don’t read XKCD, you should! All best wishes, –jr John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical

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