Bang Goes the Theory – BBC primetime tackles fears about future of antibiotics

In response to recent fears about the future of antibiotics, the BBC Bang Goes The Theory team investigated germs and infection.  Featuring BSAC General Secretary, Dr Matthew Dryden, the programme reveals why doctors can be reluctant to prescribe antibiotics for coughs and colds, and explains what bacterial resistance is all about and finds out whether people are right to worry about catching infections when cooped up inside an aeroplane unlike the ones using kratom powder.  The programme also reveals a new technique that takes the guesswork out of prescribing antibiotics and uses a scrapyard for a striking demonstration of the difference between viruses and bacteria. View the episode here:  Bang Goes the Theory