omeganuepsilon: I like how he makes it sound like a problem we caused ourselves, like we should have never used antibiotics in the first place, that it was a mistake to save those lives and improve the quality of life for others.Comes off as someone who really shouldn't be in medicine.
On a slightly more serious note (although my last comment does have some truth to it), if this becomes a serious problem, is it time to consider ditching cash money already? Nothing promotes the spread of disease quite like it. I will gladly volunteer to get a short range wireless chip in my arm to improve commerce, slow the spread of disease, and troll the fundies.Or lets go with the Stephen Colbert quote.
I propose that we eliminate cash entirely and do all transactions electronically. First, we give every American a number. Then we assign those numbers to a bar code. I call it the "Barcode for Economic And Sumptuary Transactions", or "B.E.A.S.T. for short. This ummm B.E.A.S.T. mark then will be branded or tattooed on the hand or the forehead of every American and can be used to track income, purchases, even people. The mark of the B.E.A.S.T., its the key to fairer simpler tax collection. IRS...you're welcome.
foo monkey: I had a MRSA infection on my balls. Left nutsack swelled up like a playground kickball, full of blood and puss.
Shedim: They've seen this coming for a few years now. The problem is that there genuinely isn't anything left that can serve as a substitute that isn't also toxic to humans. You could use silver ions like they do in wound dressings if you're okay with inconclusive stuides, looking like a Smurf and potential renal failure, and copper works really well as a surface antibacterial but you can't exactly introduce that into the body in quantities that wouldn't also be cytotoxic.We need another seriously major leap in molecular biology to get past this.
foo monkey: unyon: foo monkey: I had a MRSA infection on my balls. Left nutsack swelled up like a playground kickball, full of blood and puss.Now farkied as "Puss Balls". I hope you're pleased with yourself.I had a second one on my buttcrack. Went to an infectious disease specialist and did a full body detox. Hibicleanse and antibiotic ointment in my nose. Clean for two years. Yay for NYC subways!!
Stibium: I'm probably still badly allergic to all the good antibiotics so I lean towards natural treatments. Most importantly, stressing my immune system. I rarely wash my hands for sanitation purposes. My cats also drink out of my glass of water all the time, and I'm sure there are some e. coli from licking their Zune logos, not to mention their native mouth bacteria contaminating my water. I touch keyboards and laptops from all kinds of people on a near-daily basis. When I get a cut or cat scratch, they heal, even though they have the ruddy tinge of bacterial infection. I've gotten some of my worst infected cuts from working with metal, as they love to breed in old coolant or oil. I bounce back every time.
born_yesterday: Gunther: So science us up a replacement, dammit.I have a friend whose scientific specialty is finding novel ways to kill MRSA. He spent the past year unemployed, because there isn't any interest in funding research into new ways to fight MRSA. I mean, when people talk about wanting to fund scientists whose research is relevant and has a direct impact on people's health, it's tough to think of a better example. The level of complacency is incomprehensible.
SpdrJay: Try new Nanites brand antibiotics!They kill pesky bugs and repair the effects of aging.(Nanites should be used only as directed. Some people experience mutation, gigantism, additional limb syndrome, or loss of soul.)
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