Rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis is hidden in plain sight

The wealthy world still eagerly awaits a return to normal, pre-pandemic life. For many, “normal” was already deadly before 2020, global-health reporter Vidya Krishnan reminds us in The Phantom Plague. COVID-19 isn’t the only infectious respiratory disease knocking on the door: the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis still hangs over the globe. As in the coronavirus pandemic, it is people with the least social, economic and historical capital who bear the brunt. “Poverty is the disease,” she writes; “TB the symptom.” Read Here.

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