Ep 26. Mirko Ancillotti & bioethics. Resistance to antibiotics vs. vaccines.
Starting March the best way, with an AMR Studio episode! This time we bring you an old friend of the podcast, Mirko Ancillotti, right before his doctoral defense, talking to us about his path from philosophy and ethics into biology and public health. We also converse about his latest results on public preferences regarding antibiotic treatment, and about public misconceptions when it comes to antibiotic resistance. In the news section, we chat about why resistance evolves so quickly against antibiotics, but rarely against vaccines, and about how vaccines could help in the quest of keeping antibiotics working. We hope you enjoy this one!
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- Why resistance is common in antibiotics, but rare in vaccines. Popular news article in The Conversation.
- Why does drug resistance readily evolve but vaccine resistance does not? Perspective article covered in the news section.
- The role of vaccines in combatting antimicrobial resistance. Review article commented during the news section.