We are entering in the post-antibiotic era. As you are probably aware, bacteria are adapting to the current strains of antibiotics we have, and we are seeing the emergence of bacteria we can’t kill. Now, it’s more than a few isolated cases. The CDC just published an anguished report, covered by Vox‘x Sigal Samuel, sounding the alarm. The deaths from antibiotic-resistant bacteria are now 35,000 per year in the US–roughly three times the level of gun homicides, and more than Parkinson’s. It is hard to overestimate the magnitude of the threat. Most of the life expectancy increase that we have seen since the early 20th century, and the decline in child mortality, is thanks to antibiotics. It is a much[…]

Welcome to PolicySphere. We hope to earn your readership and your trust. What is PolicySphere? First, a dry answer: PolicySphere is a media outlet (right now, a blog) dedicated to intelligent coverage of domestic U.S. policy, from a right-of-center perspective, intended for right-of-center policy professionnals. Every word of that phrase matters to us. First and foremost, we want to be a useful tool and resource to help professionals do their jobs better on a daily basis. That is the criterion by which we intend to judge ourselves. To be more clear: we are not a “journal of ideas,” as good and important as those are–if you want great conservative journals of ideas, there are many excellent ones out there. Nor[…]