Antibiotic resistance raises questions about our relationship with health care, our perceptions of disease, and the position of humans within the community of living beings.
When the production of penicillin was industrialised in the 1940s, the use of antibiotics became widespread.
However, scientists have known since the discovery of antibiotics that unreasonable use and misuse ultimately threaten their effectiveness.
The WHO is now warning of the risk of a post-antibiotic era in which doctors would lack effective molecules.
After her initial studies in molecular biology, Agnès Vernet trained as a science journalist at ESJ-Lille. For the past 14 years, she has been writing for various media, scientific magazines, professional titles and general press, in France and Switzerland. Since 1st February 2021, she is the elected President of the French association of science journalists (AJSPI).