Sunday, April 25, 2021

Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance: Artwork by Students in Grades 3-5

Environmental & Science Education
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

Back in November, Shraddha Chakradhar who writes Morning Rounds for STAT announced the New York State Department of Health’s “Superbug Superheroes Art Contest,” which was to help children across the state better understand antibiotic resistance. The winners — nine kids in grades 3-5 — were just announced, chosen based on how best their artwork featured “Andy Biotic,” an antibiotic superhero who needs to maintain his strength against the threat of superbugs. 

You may see the winning entries here. I was impressed with the student entries.

In addition to the drawings there is information about antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance, why this is happening, why we should care, how bad is the problem, can non-human animals spread it, what you can do about it, what the NYS Health Department is doing about it AND a video  (3m 13s) in which the NYS Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker announces the winners.

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