(The resistance was discovered in pigs, which are routinely given the drugs in China)
BBC News: “The world is on the cusp of a “post-antibiotic era”, scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed.
They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort – colistin – in patients and livestock in China. They said that resistance would spread around the world and raised the spectre of untreatable infections.
It is likely resistance emerged after colistin was overused in farm animals.
Bacteria becoming completely resistant to treatment – also known as the antibiotic apocalypse – could plunge medicine back into the dark ages.
Opinion: For prophecy students, the signs of a coming global dictator (Revelation 6:1-2) are everywhere, as are signs of war (Revelation 6:3-4, Red Horse) “that takes peace from the world”, and a global financial collapse as described in Revelation 6:5-6 (Black Horse).
But Revelation 6:7-8, the rider on the pale horse, bringing disease and death on a global scale is a bit harder to see today.
“When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.”
Those who have accepted the pardon from sin that only the blood of Christ provides (1 Thessalonians 1:5, 5:9; Revelation 3:10) will be “kept from the hour of trial”.