Many forgo vaccinations for their children for a multitude of reasons – because it’s against their beliefs, because of its widespread, yet erroneous, link to autism, or simply because it is not required in their state. Whatever the reason may be, the effect of anti-vaccination can be disastrous.
Though humans have accomplished so much since we first evolved, the time we have spent on Earth is only a mere blip compared to some of Earth’s most durable and extraordinary creatures. These animals have needed to survive in situations much harsher than those humans have experienced. Perhaps studying these creatures may help us face some of the diseases and illnesses that continue to challenge us.
There are many antibiotics, but there has been a rapid increase in bacteria evolving to become resistant to what little defense we have against them. These bacteria have had a massive head start to develop resistance, so finding new antibiotics may be a major challenge.