Industry Voices—Voters want action on antibiotic resistance

October 13, 2020 by Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners, Ed Goeas, The Tarrance Group


The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but the next infectious disease emergency is already within view. More than three-quarters of American voters are concerned about the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant pathogens—so-called "superbugs"—according to a new national poll.

They're right to be alarmed. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has proven to be an unrelenting crisis. Each year, 700,000 people worldwide die from a drug-resistant infection. Here in the U.S., the annual death toll is at least 35,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...