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2013-01-25 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [245 views ]  Top

#1 No one under age 40 will get that...

Pity, that; since it gives you some idea of how long this rotten nonsense has been going on.

Antibiotic resistance *is* a problem. But most people are going to encounter it when Granma goes into the hospital for some routine procedure and ends up dying from a hospital-acquired, drug-resistant, opportunistic pathogen. A tragedy, but rather low on the apocalypse scale.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-25 00:43||   2013-01-25 00:43|| Front Page Top

#2 Those OWG Caliphate + Ummah-happy Islamic MilTerrs widout Nukes will be ditto MilTerrs wid Biowar + Chemwar, etc. non-Nuke weapons, increasingly deadly in both Scale + Range.

To paraph Daddy-O SEAN CONNERY in "Indiana Jones + Last Crusade" > "OUR SITUATION HAS NOT IMPROVED"!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-25 01:17||   2013-01-25 01:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Dr. White-

People did this to themselves. Half the people I know take antibiotics when they get a cold, because they "have to do SOMETHING!"

I was in the food store a couple of years back and overheard two young mommies talking about how to trick the pediatrician into giving their little darlings a prescription for antibiotics by lying about the color of their snot (sounds crazy but I'm not making this up). Nice job, mommy, you gave me a drug that did nothing to stop the virus that is causing the cold, but will mean that I won't survive the infection I'm going to get at 35 years old.

But hey, you got to feel like supermommy for a couple of days!
Posted by no mo uro 2013-01-25 05:36||   2013-01-25 05:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Look up "tragedy of the commons" no mo uro. Personally, I'm not going to endenger my kid while farmers giving antibiotics to lifestock.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-25 05:54||   2013-01-25 05:54|| Front Page Top

#5 The need to do 'something' whenever bad or merely unpleasant things happen is probably responsible for most of our problems.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-25 07:50||   2013-01-25 07:50|| Front Page Top

#6 Anti-biotic resistance is more generated by regulatory cost effects that encourage larger facilities than would otherwise be used.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-25 08:22||   2013-01-25 08:22|| Front Page Top

#7 @no mo uro

It's worse that that. Antibiotics mess up your stomach flora and that could be responsible for a whole host of immune disorders and obesity.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-01-25 08:24||   2013-01-25 08:24|| Front Page Top

#8 We have "New" Antibiotics all the time, Not a problem.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-25 08:32||   2013-01-25 08:32|| Front Page Top

#9 RJ, and now you can buy Probiotics to replace all the good stuff the antis killed off.

Just got off an antibiotic regime to kill off a really nasty tooth abcess and they told me to take a probiotic to put back the good gut stuff.
Posted by AlanC 2013-01-25 09:07||   2013-01-25 09:07|| Front Page Top

#10 And if probiotics don't work, fecal transplants have shown effectiveness.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-25 09:16||   2013-01-25 09:16|| Front Page Top

#11 which are free at most public/gas station restrooms
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-25 10:43||   2013-01-25 10:43|| Front Page Top

#12 And the next procedure involves multiple fecal transplants at once, using a fan to distribute...
Posted by ed in texas 2013-01-25 10:43||   2013-01-25 10:43|| Front Page Top

#13 Swine flu infected 'fifth of people'
At least one in five people, including half of schoolchildren, were infected with swine flu during the first year of the pandemic in 2009, according to data from 19 countries.

It is thought the virus killed 200,000 people around the world.
Posted by tipper 2013-01-25 13:33||   2013-01-25 13:33|| Front Page Top

#14 Is this the new wonder cure?
Blowing up superbugs: IBM reveals nanotech gel that can 'explode' cells

Firm says breakthrough could replace antibiotics
'hydrogel' could be used for creams, coating for medical instruments and injections into infections wounds
It can disrupt the membrane of bacterial cells, causing them to 'explode'


Posted by tipper 2013-01-25 15:51||   2013-01-25 15:51|| Front Page Top

#15 "The need to do 'something' whenever bad or merely unpleasant things happen is probably responsible for most of our problems."

It's definitely the cause of a LOT of bad law, #5 Glenmore, :-(
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-25 17:09||   2013-01-25 17:09|| Front Page Top

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