Opinion: Congress: Confront the superbug crisis and pass PASTEUR

By 2050, drug-resistant infections caused by “superbugs” could kill 10 million people each year around the world. That’s more than the annual global death toll from cancer.

In new research published this year in The Lancet, drug-resistant infections were found to be at least partly responsible for nearly 5 million deaths worldwide in 2019. In comparison, Covid-19 — an emergency that prompted a global response unlike anything in recent history — killed at least 3 million people in 2020.

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