I do not think I can recall a chief medical officer using language like this, phrases like 'catastrophic threat' and 'ticking time bomb' - you expect to see those in newspaper headlines, not coming from the mouth of the chief medical officer.
The fact that she now wants resistance to be put on the national risk register is an indication of how strongly she feels about it.
The importance of that is that it would encourage and allow the Government to raise it internationally because this is not really a problem that can be tackled just in Britain.
With international travel the way it is now, you can not do things just in Britain - there has to be a worldwide initiative especially to get new antibiotics or even totally different kinds of drugs coming along the pipeline.
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