The World Economic Forum

The Global Risks Report 2013 has just been published and analyses 50 global risks in terms of impact, likelihood and interconnections. To summarize:  The world is not safer and global risks become more worrying.

This year’s findings include the chapter “The dangers of hubris to human health” that describes how antibiotic resistance can overwhelm not only our health systems but also damaged our social and economic systems. I would recommend reading this report as a good source for reflecting the contribution of each of us to the increasing global risks. Taking antibiotics when they are not helpful and necessary is a small step to a future world with multidrug resistance and a lack of effective antibiotics.

Here is the report: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalRisks_Report_2013.pdf

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