According to the August issue of the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, community hospitals in the southeastern U.S. have had a 500% increase in the number of dangerous superbugs that are drug-resistant in the last five years. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE’s, as they are called, are resistant to most commonly used antibiotics and are now considered to be “one of the three greatest threats to human health,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Researchers found that almost all of the 305 CRE infections in 2012 were related to health care (health care activities and hospital procedures), and that greater use of antibiotics can cause infections in many areas of the body. The death rate from CRE infections is nearly 50 percent once a patient is infected.
The problem with CREs arose because of the systematic abuse of antibiotics, which created the perfect opportunity for deadly bacteria. Narrowly-targeted chemical drugs lack the kind of full-spectrum effect found in nature, such as in herbs like garlic. The big pharmaceutical drug companies’ chemical approach has encouraged bacteria to develop defenses against antibiotics and over time, has created widespread resistance. There is no drug, no chemicals, and no experimental medicines that currently kill these superbugs. And apparently there are no new antibiotic drugs under research. Most drug companies are focused on more profitable lifestyle management medications like statins and blood pressure drugs that once started the patient usually takes for life. Drugs have caused the superbug pandemic that we now face.
“This dangerous bacteria is finding its way into health care facilities nationwide. Even this marked increase likely underestimates the true scope of the problem given variations in hospital surveillance practices,” co-lead author Dr. Joshua Thaden said in a news release.
“A CRE epidemic is fast approaching. We must take immediate and significant action in order to limit the transmission of these dangerous pathogens [germs] throughout our hospitals and acute care facilities,” he urged.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even said that we are living in “post-antibiotic era,” and warned that governments need to take immediate action to prevent a world where antibiotics are no longer effective. “Every day we delay, it becomes harder and more expensive to fix this problem,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “And, in fact, for some patients and some pathogens we’re already there.”
Most Doctors have been so deeply indoctrinated into the world of pharmaceuticals, that they refuse to use natural substances to treat infections. Yet nature has many such substances that can kill superbugs, including garlic, honey and honey products, etc.
Are we living in the early stages of a global pandemic of superbugs? Perhaps. Big cities are very good breeding ground for superbugs. And because of the misuse of antibiotics, a perfect storm may be developing.
“By the use of poisonous drugs, many bring upon themselves lifelong illness, and many lives are lost that might be saved by the use of natural methods of healing.” Counsels on Health, page 89
“Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power—these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature’s remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge.” Ministry of Healing, page 127