Sam Harris speaks with Matt McCarthy about his book Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic. They discuss the problem of drug resistant bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses, and the failure of the pharmaceutical industry to keep pace with evolution.
Matt McCarthy, MD, is an infectious disease physician and assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell. His writing has appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Sports Illustrated, Slate, and other journals. He is the author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly, and Odd Man Out.