If Professor Dame Sally Davies is to be believed then we all have something new to worry about. Apparently microbial organisms are becoming more immune to Antibiotics.
We could be heading back to the 19th Century, medically speaking, when we had no control over infectious diseases and people routinely died from what we would consider minor ailments.
This state of affairs is due to pharmaceutical companies failing to develop new drugs, the last new type of Antibiotic was introduced back in the late 1980’s and microbes mutate at such a rate that older drugs are useless against them.
It seems that good old lack of profit is the reason that drug companies can’t be bothered to develop new strains of treatment, after all Antibiotics are only prescribed when required whereas a new pill to treat, say, high blood pressure will be prescribed on a continuous basis, or until the patient dies because they caught something current Antibiotics can’t cope with.
As a nation our politicians should be all over this instead of poncing around sticking their beaks into the affairs of foreign sovereign states, after all if you’ve dropped off your perch because you caught an untreatable sniffle, then you can’t pay your taxes can you?
I have an idea, why don’t HM Gov’t set up a state funded laboratory to develop the next generation of Antibiotics instead of throwing cash at the joke of a banking system we seem to have now, I note with some incredulity that RBS have paid 93 of its staff over £1,000,000 each last year.
So there’s at least £93 million quid which could have been used to get it going, what is wrong with this country, we seem to have lost the ability to stand firm and tell someone to sod off.
This one seems to have slipped under the radar to; the Chief Medical Officer has said that ‘antimicrobial resistance’ is to be added to the nations ‘National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies’ which advises on such catastrophes as major flooding, pandemic flu outbreaks and terrorism, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn’t it, that we have a ‘Register’ of potential disasters.
I suppose if you have a serious infection within your company then TaxGone would prescribe a Company Voluntary Arrangement, VAT, PAYE and Corporation Tax are yet to develop an immunity to a Company Voluntary Arrangement and the treatment will enable your company to survive and prosper, or you could just get a job at RBS.