Sumary of Prevention is the Best Treatment: Vaccines and Antimicrobial Resistance:
- As pathogens develop resistance to antibiotics and other therapies, we must turn to new solutions—or, as Leonard Friedland, MD, puts it, old solutions: vaccines.
- Last week, Friedland gave a presentation entitled, “Vaccines as an essential tool in the fight against AMR” at the 2021 World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress.
- Friedland said both he and GSK are passionate about the development of vaccine to fulfill unmet medical need, describing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as “a global health security problem” and “the silent pandemic.
- ”Friedland expressed concerns that if antimicrobial resistance continues, the practice of medicine will be under threat: “If we don’t have ways to treat infections, we won’t be able to do many of the things that are part of modern medicine, such as organ transplants, safe Cesarian section deliveries, the ability to treat common infections.