Miracle not so rare

Miracle not so rare - Ryan Schaefer Eng 101 Final Draft A...

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Ryan Schaefer Eng 101 Final Draft A Miracle, Not So Rare It was in the antiqued laboratory that Alexander Fleming began his life-saving research. This ancient, out-of-date laboratory was infested with agar plate after agar plate, and it was there that Fleming accidentally came across penicillin, which is the most widely used antibiotic known to medical science. This miracle drug was produced in the masses and is now readily supplied at practically every pharmacy. The antibiotics are the last line of defense in the “medication forces,” but recent evidence suggests that they should be used sparingly. This is where the problem lies. Today, doctors are faced with difficult counteractive trends that manipulate their best judgment when diagnosing their patients. The fast-fix tendency and evolving instant nature of society influence doctors to provide patients with an immediate solution, which is provided with antibiotics. While doctors write a prescription for impatience, they are contributing to the dramatic increase of antibiotic and drug resistance, which is now the world’s most pressing public health issue. It is prevalent in America to modify everything to be the most convenient fashion fathomable. Technology has catalyzed this societal trend, inventing gadgets and shortcuts to almost any routine activity. Technology has made life easier and tainted us as spoiled. We get what we want, how we want, and when we want. 1
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Ryan Schaefer Eng 101 Final Draft This thought process and pattern can be witnessed in doctor’s offices on a daily basis. Impatience, which now seems hereditary, is the problematic root of the majority of cases. A patient with an acute respiratory infection, or even a mere soar throat, will request to be put on antibiotics because he or she does not have time to be ill and simply needs a quick reliable fix. Doctors succumb to their “needs” by offering antibiotics, which they know are hardly effective for acute cold symptoms, and therefore, alter antibiotic’s intended purpose into something to make them feel good. It is understandably more difficult for doctors to refuse or to not treat a child who has an infection with medicine, which covers all possible outcomes without using antibiotics. In a non-scientific survey conducted at ASU, fellow undergrad freshman, Valerie Skocypec,
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