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(National Geographic)   Antibiotic resistant bacteria now killing 23,000 Americans every year. EVERYBODY FARKING PANIC   (news.nationalgeographic.com ) divider line
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2014-05-01 09:56:32 AM  
15 votes:
1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

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2014-05-01 11:44:36 AM  
10 votes:

silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

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What you've listed is minor compared to antibiotics in the food supply.
2014-05-01 11:49:29 AM  
3 votes:

silo123j: AB will not work on an ear infection.


Yes it will, most ear infections are bacterial
2014-05-01 10:11:37 AM  
3 votes:

silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

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All of this.  Also when you actually DO need antibiotics, finish the script, there's a reason a certain amount is prescribed.
2014-05-01 12:22:16 PM  
2 votes:
Another thing - let your kids go outside and let them get dirty. Like every day even.. Let them go barefoot, let them eat dirt, let them get cuts and scrapes and boo boos. Let them camp out in the backyard without doing a backyard sweep first. Give their immune systems a workout.

Quit keeping them in perfectly air-conditioned, humidified, air-controlled environments and then wondering why they can't so much as go outside six months of the year without an inhaler and allergy meds. Not knocking those who really have asthma but some of these precious little snow flakes can't so much as get winded by a good walk without mummy & daddy running for some oxygen.

Let the housework go a little. Everything does not have to be spotless. That day old cookie your two-year-old just ate from under the couch? They're not going to die. Let it go.

Let it go already. Being too clean is killing us. There's a difference between clean and sterile.
2014-05-01 11:45:50 AM  
2 votes:
"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story"

Sounds more like science-fact to me, and a natural progression.  Sure antibiotics are overused, but isn't this bound to happen eventually either way?  Evolution and stuff.
2014-05-01 11:42:55 AM  
2 votes:
So long as I'm not one of those 23,000, everything is groovy. More elbow room!
2014-05-01 09:24:23 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: Too late. Much too late. You wanted a Dollar Menu at every burger joint in the country. Cheap beef, cheap chicken, cheap pork.

It's not just people misusing antibiotics on themselves - overuse, failure to follow directions, that sort of thing - it's that the millions of cows, pigs, and chickens dosed on antibiotics each year, in factory farm conditions that provide a gladiatorial arena for superbugs, are helping to breed scary things, too.

It's fun, really. Between our industries spewing filth into the air, water, and soil, and our industries using whatever means possible to create ever-cheaper, ever-more-productive creatures for slaughter, we're just writing ourselves a very long suicide note.  I'm just not sure if we're going to gasp our last due to an inversion layer or Captain Trips, but it's coming, and it'll be fun to watch, right up to the end.


Yeah, one case where promoting `tolerance' isn't indicated unless, of course, one is designing a new class of systemic AB's.  The use of growth promoters (sic) in commercial poultry production isn't always owing to the poultry producer's avarice ('suppress the Campylobacter! the chickens grow uniformly and fewer will spill intestinal contents during the automated gutting process!' - FDA said... `forget it, knock off the Baytril' Bayer had a sad, but only in U.S.).  In  the Czech Republic, waste water from a commercial chicken operation was tested.  Breakdown product of the banned antibiotic Nitrofurasone was ID'ed.  Poultry producer hadn't been using the drug(s).  Further testing revealed the source of the chemical was from human use (flushed all around the system - so to speak).  The humans were contaminating the poultry.  EPA has a nice `personal products' page to gander at.

/Oxine is good for surfaces that require abiotic `exactitude'
//think the next go around nature should shoot for a little more rational intelligence and a little less reliance on reflex
///though, one has to admit, we do drag along on our knuckles with style...
2014-05-01 08:00:29 PM  
1 vote:
Let's make antibiotic resistant bacteria illegal.

That should do it.
2014-05-01 06:39:37 PM  
1 vote:
Too late. Much too late. You wanted a Dollar Menu at every burger joint in the country. Cheap beef, cheap chicken, cheap pork.

It's not just people misusing antibiotics on themselves - overuse, failure to follow directions, that sort of thing - it's that the millions of cows, pigs, and chickens dosed on antibiotics each year, in factory farm conditions that provide a gladiatorial arena for superbugs, are helping to breed scary things, too.

It's fun, really. Between our industries spewing filth into the air, water, and soil, and our industries using whatever means possible to create ever-cheaper, ever-more-productive creatures for slaughter, we're just writing ourselves a very long suicide note.  I'm just not sure if we're going to gasp our last due to an inversion layer or Captain Trips, but it's coming, and it'll be fun to watch, right up to the end.
2014-05-01 02:01:38 PM  
1 vote:
The problem isn't that we're breeding super=bacteria, the problem is that we're not breeding them super enough.

Keep on using those antibiotics until you've bred 'em big as a mouse. Then you can just step on them. Problem solved. You'll be able to see an infection before it gets anywhere near you.
2014-05-01 12:49:28 PM  
1 vote:

dj_spanmaster: ruta: What you've listed is minor compared to antibiotics in the food supply.

And that. It's disturbing that it took us so long to realize that regularly doping healthy animals with the same antibiotics we use for people might lead to some problems. It's not like we haven't been aware of antibiotic resistance since shortly after penicillin first became widely used.

This really is the biggest source of our issues these days. We are going to be in piles of trouble sooner than later, dying from infections and unable to afford meat. Better start liking Boca Burgers.


Nobody likes Boca Burgers. Nobody.

/Morningstar sucks too
//Make Mine Meat.
2014-05-01 12:44:57 PM  
1 vote:

Marmilman: foo monkey: Is this where I tell the story about how I got a MRSA infection on my balls?

Yes. I'm sure that's hilariously painful. I got staph on my waist and waited a month or so before getting it taken care of. That procedure farking hurt. BAD. A year later a friend of mine got staph on his dick. He said he passed out when they started to work on him.


That's what I call a STAFF infection!
2014-05-01 12:34:16 PM  
1 vote:

SpectroBoy: Serious Post on Serious Thread: #4: purell is not an anti biotic. It's gelatinized ethanol.

And ehtanol kills bacteria. So you are saying it's not an antibiotic because it's not from a pharma company?

ProTip: Maybe you need to back off calling other people stupid until you stop saying stupid crap in public.


You... might want to spend an hour or so Googling "antibiotic" before you rant about others making fools of themselves in public. It's a very specific term with a very specific meaning and use

Fire also "kills bacteria." Fire is not an antibiotic.
2014-05-01 12:17:19 PM  
1 vote:
Is this where I tell the story about how I got a MRSA infection on my balls?
2014-05-01 12:16:15 PM  
1 vote:

Delta1212: Serious Post on Serious Thread: nekom: silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

\farkin' people...
\\ farkin' corporations making money off of people
\\\ fark fark farkity fark.

All of this.  Also when you actually DO need antibiotics, finish the script, there's a reason a certain amount is prescribed.

Are u 2 teh tarded?

#4: purell is not an anti biotic. It's gelatinized ethanol.

If that caused germ resistance the first time a berry dropped into a bog and fermented, all higher life forms on earth would've been doomed.

Stop talking out yr arse.

Do you understand what germ resistance is? Hitting bugs with antibiotics doesn't make them more deadly or harder for your immune system to kill.

Any method you use to kill germs that does not kill every last one of them creates a strain that that particular method is just a bit less effective at killing. Because they're all descended from the ones that didn't get killed in the first round.

Repeated exposure to ethanol wouldn't make a bug that is hard or impossible to kill, thus dooming us all. It'd make a bug that is hard or impossible to kill with ethanol.


As a real-world example of Delta1212's point, you have all those Marshall Islanders who are now immune to atomic bombs. You can't fool Mother Nature.
2014-05-01 12:15:10 PM  
1 vote:

nekom: silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

\farkin' people...
\\ farkin' corporations making money off of people
\\\ fark fark farkity fark.

All of this.  Also when you actually DO need antibiotics, finish the script, there's a reason a certain amount is prescribed.


And avoid visiting/being admitted to hospitals - septic shock central (autoclave them from space - only way to be sure)
2014-05-01 12:14:02 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-05-01 12:13:46 PM  
1 vote:

PluckYew: silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

\farkin' people...
\\ farkin' corporations making money off of people
\\\ fark fark farkity fark.


Mostly this, although the real argument against the Purell is it's not a replacement for hand-washing, but people treat it as such. It's not very effective if your hands are dirty and not very effective against viruses.

What you've listed is minor compared to antibiotics in the food supply.

And that. It's disturbing that it took us so long to realize that regularly doping healthy animals with the same antibiotics we use for people might lead to some problems. It's not like we haven't been aware of antibiotic resistance since shortly after penicillin first became widely used.
2014-05-01 12:05:47 PM  
1 vote:
On the upside, if a global pandemic kills off a sizable percentage of people, unemployment will decrease, and the minimum wage would likely go up!

That's a win for the left!
2014-05-01 12:05:40 PM  
1 vote:

CruJones: "Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story"

Sounds more like science-fact to me, and a natural progression.  Sure antibiotics are overused, but isn't this bound to happen eventually either way?  Evolution and stuff.


When you're raised on a bible instead of a science book, anything "discoveries" that are suddenly realized by you seem far too good to be true, and thus as if fiction suddenly became reality when it was actually there all along, yet you were told to ignore it.

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2014-05-01 12:03:41 PM  
1 vote:

silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

\farkin' people...
\\ farkin' corporations making money off of people
\\\ fark fark farkity fark.


So those of us who have lived without healthcare most of our lives are superbug killing machines?
2014-05-01 12:00:36 PM  
1 vote:

JimmyFartpants: silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

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I agree with all of these except #4.  Hand sanitizers are alcohol based, which destroys everything inside a bacteria cell at once.
They can't ever build a resistance to it.


That's not the point. Point is, if you are constantly disinfecting your hands and everything in your home like any germaphobe, you are not building up your immune system. Then when get sick you get really farking sick.
2014-05-01 11:59:06 AM  
1 vote:

nekom: silo123j: 1) Quit screaming for a farking z Pac every time you sniffle
2) Quit asking for AB for your snot nosed brat. Unless they have a high fever indicating a bacterial infection, AB will not work on an ear infection.
3) Quit doing C-sections because it is "easier"; kids need the microbes from the vajayjay.
4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you.
5) Stop being such a farking germaphobe. YOU NEED THEM GERMS.
6) Take some farking probiotics.

\farkin' people...
\\ farkin' corporations making money off of people
\\\ fark fark farkity fark.

All of this.  Also when you actually DO need antibiotics, finish the script, there's a reason a certain amount is prescribed.


A very big this; that's how some AB resistant bacteria start.  People start feeling better once they begin taking the ABs, then stop instead of finishing it off.
2014-05-01 11:58:03 AM  
1 vote:
Close all the ports.
2014-05-01 11:53:21 AM  
1 vote:

silo123j: 4) Step away from the Purell. You are breeding superbugs with your freakiness about germs.And they are making money off of you


Purell isn't an antibiotic.  It's an alcohol gel, essentially a brute force sanitization method.  As such, I'm not particularly concerned about it.  Everything else is right on.

/soap and water work just as well.
2014-05-01 11:49:47 AM  
1 vote:
those people just need more antibiotics.
2014-05-01 11:47:36 AM  
1 vote:
But there's no such thing as evolution!!1!

On a serious note, as a comparison, in the US 33,561 people died in car accidents in 2012.
2014-05-01 11:46:35 AM  
1 vote:
This is why I go for a weekly swim in he James River. If I let my e-coli, petroleum  & Kepone levels drop, I'm a goner.
2014-05-01 11:45:02 AM  
1 vote:
Or, you know, you could just wash your damn hands already.

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