How can we imagine an antimicrobial resistant future?

Resource / How can we imagine an antimicrobial resistant future?

By Juliette Aplin / 12 Aug 2015


Nesta presents a collection of six short stories set in a post-antibiotic future, in which the scale and urgency of the challenge of antimicrobial resistance is vividly bought to life.

 


As the authors note, “in a world where we are inundated with impersonal facts and headlines routinely warn of impending doom, narrative offers a visceral way to explore the issue”.

 

Infectious Stories is set in the near-future where “the battle against antimicrobial resistance has not been won, and resistant infections and superbugs are common place”.  Through the characters’ hopes, frustrations, families and heartbreaks, the consequences of living in a post-antibiotic future become vividly real, as do the possibilities for change.

 

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