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White House announces major plan to fight superbugs




U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House March 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. The White House announced a five-year plan to combat threats posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria as once treatable germs become increasingly difficult to treat.
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House March 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. The White House announced a five-year plan to combat threats posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria as once treatable germs become increasingly difficult to treat.
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The White House rolled out a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Friday, a major effort undertaken by the Obama administration to address a growing health issue.

The 60-page report is put together by a government task force that include top health, agriculture and defense officials.

Does the White House plan go far enough? Where would the funding come from?

Guests:

Amanda Jezek, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, which  represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases.

Tom Talbot, DVM, veterinarian, cattle producer and past president of the California Cattlemen’s Association