For a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about “The end of antibiotics, question mark?” Well, now I would say you can change the title to “The end of antibiotics, period.”

We’re here. We’re in the post-antibiotic era. There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that five years ago even we could have treated, but now we can’t.

A CDC official argues that we’ve reached the end of antibiotics.

So, should we run around and prepare for the worst by stocking food and buying shotguns or should we believe in the capacity for the human mind to get us out of this catastrophe?