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cpontier7713 karma

Thank you for doing an AMA! I'm not well versed in anything microbiology related, but have been casually looking through the history of drug resistance and what little information I have found has been both frightening and jaw-dropping.

Can you please ELI5 how a microbe can continue to develop immunity to more and more of our developed antibiotics? Is it theoretically possible for them to become immune to every drug over time? If so (or close to all drugs) does this force them to develop weaknesses to other threats such as heat/uv etc. Its scary to think of an unkillable bug. I'd assume evolution pushes something to be stronger in one respect by adapting but force it to give up something else.

Take care and be safe.

cpontier779 karma

I wish you and all the other professionals in this field the best. Thank you for everything you do :)