Superbugs will kill more people than cancer by 2050

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According to a Rand Europe and KPMG report, presented by world famous economist Jim O’Neill, drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide. This will result in a reduction in population which will impact world economic output by between 2% and 3.5%.

“To put that in context, the annual GDP [gross domestic product] of the UK is about $3tn, so this would be the equivalent of around 35 years without the UK contribution to the global economy,” said O’Neill.

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