6기 박유미 (You Mi Park)
The nature of antibiotics escapes legal reach in Korea. One of the most striking features of going to the doctor’s in Korea is the sheer number of prescription drugs that flow out even with the most trivial illnesses such as the common cold. Antibiotics used against a viral infection such as the cold is scientifically ill-advised, and what’s more, it is unethical. This stems from the current understanding that our body possesses a microflora that exceeds the number of cells that we could be traced back to the original zygote in the womb by 10 times. With this many co-existing microorganisms in and on us, the use of antibiotics, especially general ones that can target many bacteria that are currently keeping the bad ones at bay. Misuse of antibiotics can cause terrible infections, and even if there are no symptoms, a resistance toward the antibiotics may develop, requiring even more expensive, if not harmful, antibiotics to be used in the case of actual emergencies.
계속 읽기 “The Need for Scientific Evidence-based Law”