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[Media Watch] An intimate family story in a world without antibiotics

It is an ordinary enough scene—a young father playing with his daughter. But it is also a chilling one, set in a dystopian near future in which all antibiotics have failed. A lethal pandemic has gripped the country; Tom's wife and young son have succumbed to the infection and been taken away by the authorities, and it is unclear whether they are still alive. Tom and 8-year-old Amy are being kept housebound under strict quarantine. Amy is now sick, and Tom has an impossible decision to make. Does he give her up to the same authorities that have “taken mummy and Ben away”, or risk his own life? This is the scenario in CATCH, a 16-minute film from first-time directors Paul Cooke and Dominic Rees-Roberts that presents the crucial issue of antibiotic resistance as a story that might so easily be part of our children's future.

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Tags: infectiology, medical, MEDICINE
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