Another shimmer of hope on the horizon are bacteriophage treatments.

A bacteriophage is basically a virus that infiltrates bacteria and can destroy them. The problem right now is that they have to be prepared for individual bacteria strains and this is expensive. So we do not have a way to use this sort of treatment for a wider group of people.

When I hear people speaking about this topic and they take it easy I remind them that a lot of standard operations today were lethal just 100 years ago because we did not have antibiotics. Every minor cut will have the potential to kill again.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")