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A stealthy public health threat looms and California Isn’t ready

A photo illustration of a quantity of antibiotics. (Photo: ESB Professional, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: Although the COVID-19 pandemic was, for many, a wake-up call about the spread of infectious disease and the threat of related bacterial infections, California’s infectious disease doctors, scientists, and other health care professionals were all too aware of the potentially fatal consequences. Unfortunately, even as we navigate out of COVID, an under-the-radar but urgent threat looms: the declining efficacy of the antibiotics we use to treat a broad range of infections.

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