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Cite the name of the news source, the article title, the date, and the byline (the
reporters name). Paste a link to the article here (in Canvas).

-New York Times, Deadly, Drug-Resistant Superbugs Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O.
Says, February 27, 2017, Donald G. McNeil Jr.


2. What are the main conclusions of the scientist(s)?

- Prevent the emergence of resistant strains of bacteria.

- Conduct research worldwide to tackle this issue since these resistant
strains differ from region to region focusing on the Critical priority list of

3. What are some possible impacts this information could have on society or on

- It could cause concern and distress within society because if there is no

antibiotic discovered to prevent these resistant bacterias from spreading
and occurring then people in our society will become infected and in some
cases, die.
- it might cause people to be afraid to keep using antibiotics since this is
whats causing it.
- In general, this information just lets people know what dangers us people
will encounter in the future

4. Are other scientists, or policy-makers, mentioned as being in disagreement with

the research scientists? If so, what might make you tend to take their doubts
seriously (or not take them seriously)?
- There was no mention of opposing scientist or policy makers, they all
agree that this is a national security issue that needs to be resolved. The
only thing I read was that the list for C.D.C and W.H.O had different
rankings of drug resistant bacteria.

5. Are scientists mentioned in the article affiliated with a nonpartisan group, like a
University or Government, or affiliated with a for-profit corporation? If the latter, do
you suspect that altered their conclusions?

- There was scientist from the WHO, CDC, Vanderbilt Univ. and other
countries but they all for the most part had the same conclusions and
thats there is a presence of these resistant bacterias and they need to be

6. In what ways did the article change and expand your views of the topic? If it did
not change or expand your views, describe what you knew about the subject before
reading the article.

- It definitely expanded my views, I was unaware that this issue was so

present. I always have this thought that once we have found a cure it will
work forever but thats not the case and its scary. Thinking about some of
these very serious, deadly diseases that could have no cures makes me
worried to have kids.

7. Do you think the reporter did a good job or a bad job of giving background for the
story? Please give an example to support your opinion.

- I think they did a pretty good job but I think they could have included more
scenarios and examples. Heres an example from the article I found helpful the
antibiotics used in a transplant unit often differ from those used in
neonatal intensive care, so different resistant bacteria may circulate,
said Dr. William Schaffner