Would You Move Somewhere Safer?

Governments, and a few people, are taking notice of antibiotic resistance and doing something about it. Primarily that simply means using less antibiotic drugs for humans and animals. In some countries it’s looking like it’s just too late, while others might have a chance.

So the future is not necessarily black and white – we are all doomed vs new drugs and remedies being invented. A hybrid future may arise where some countries won’t be affected too much, and other countries are in a bad way. Which begs the question – would you move somewhere safer, knowing that it could improve your expected lifespan by decades?

This map, as an example, show resistance of MRSA in Europe – note the big differences. If the numbers were to stay like that, across illnesses, surely Mediterranean folk would be wanting to move to Scandinavia.