In the 1960s dying with a boom or death by some megaton explosion was widely thought of as the way mankind could/would remove themselves from earth. Now, death and dying with a whimper seems far more likely. It doesn't take a great scholar to see that pollution is a large and growing problem, however that's not what I am referring to. Death with a whimper refers to dying from some form of non modern medicine treatable disease, infection or other super man made bug (virus, parasite, bacteria). The possibility of there being some form of world wide pandemic exists now. One major cause of this possibility is the over use/prescribing of antibiotics.
MDs willingly and readily prescribe and administer antibiotics for a wide range of conditions/ailments. The over prescribing is encouraged by drug manufacturing companies (Pharma.), the government and the average patient whose immunity to just about any bug, super or not, just doesn't exist (the antibiotic thing again). In every country where antibiotics are available over the counter without prescription, super bug, antibiotic resistant infections or maladies flourish and these super bugs also exist in every other country in the world.
Antibiotics have been used by the ton in factory farms and ranches for years, which causes a reduction in natural immunity, when consumed. This possible pandemic (or pandemics) is/are avoidable and more drugs/chemicals are not the answers. The next time you get a cold and go to the MD (I take care of colds myself with alternatives and I rarely/very rarely get a cold), strongly question being prescribed/given an antibiotic and ask for alternative solutions. Your MD may be aware of alternatives and if not find another MD, while keeping in mind that antibiotics just may be the answer, for you.
I personally, use alternatives and they work well for me. What you do is up to you and may exacerbate an existing very large problem. Again, real knowledge is critical, so get some and expand your horizons. With modern travel, the world is very small and "everyplace" is close. Protect yourself, improve your immunity, check out Health, Greed, Power. Robert Brown The Living Wellness.