The great Covid 19 crisis, however bad it gets, will one day pass. It is a serious medical emergency; yet it masks an equally great one- our utter deficiency in new antibiotics. Without them, all surgical interventions become terrifyingly hazardous-whether it is routine surgery, childbirth,or major interventions like cancer surgery.
A few years ago, a great man called Professor Colin Gardiner set up a charity called antibiotics research UK. Their aim is to promote new research, and to encourage best practice . To help him, Professor Gardiner has worked with some of the finest minds in the country, including Dame Sally Davies and Lord Jim O’Neill. In the coming months, I will be covering more of the work of this most timely charity. As soon as possible, I will post a link to their website, which I cannot reach now for technical reasons