Three recent readings/events have me thinking about antibiotics:
1) This article on WBUR (via Universal Hub) about the easy and illegal access to antibiotics over the counter in grocery stores in many immigrant communities.
2) This week's MMWR article on gonorrhea, which has grown so resistant to antibiotics that only one widely available drug is effective against it in the United States.
3) My recent visit to the pediatrician with Roxanne for her third (!) ear infection of the winter. She is sort of allergic to one antibiotic, another we just used and may or may not have worked, and there is only one other that they can use anymore due to resistance.
Very scary. Anytime my categories are MMWR and Real Real Daddy it is not a good scene.