PBS NewsHour

As virus ravages the world, antibiotic makers are in chaos

Clip: 07/29/2020 | 7m 14s Video has closed captioning.

COVID-19 can be accompanied by secondary bacterial infections with deadly consequences. But the industry that researches and produces antibiotics to fight such illnesses has been upended -- and the pandemic is only making things worse. Now, medical experts worry about the long-term health implications of not having cutting-edge antibiotics in the pharmaceutical pipeline. Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 07/29/20

Rating: NR

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