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There’s another threat the world faces in the wake of coronavirus, one which is also dangerous, highly contagious and has the ability to overwhelm hospitals: superbugs. 

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spreading with the speed of coronavirus. COVID-19 patients are being prescribed a steady stream of antibiotics, with around half of those who die testing positive for secondary infections. 

Coronavirus won’t be our last pandemic; with every outbreak of infectious disease, antibiotic use will increase, ramping up the evolution of resistant bacteria, fuelling drug-resistant infections in a never-ending cycle.