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(Haaretz)   Epidemics are looming because we pop antibiotics like they were farking candy   (haaretz.com) divider line 65
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2014-05-02 01:09:13 PM  

unlikely: Obvious tag is on vacation in Madagascar and plans to remain there until the crisis passes.


Farking Madagascar and it's single port...

/shakes tiny viral fist of rage
 
2014-05-02 01:24:49 PM  
Yeah, but I really can't afford to get a cold right now, so... suck it, the future.
 
2014-05-02 01:32:40 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Hopefully soon we see two changes. Discontinue the use of prophylactic antibiotics in food animals, and end all govt subsidies to the meat industry (shift subsidies to fresh vegetable produce). Hopefully the resulting increase in meat prices would greatly reduce meat consumption, which would have multiple social health benefits.


Increasing the cost of meat would only temporarily turn me into a vegetarian & it would only temporarily have multiple social health benefits. Then the psychopathy would kick in and I'll be eating meat again.
 
2014-05-02 01:52:23 PM  

semiotix: Yeah, but I really can't afford to get a cold right now, so... suck it, the future.


Explain again how antibiotics will help viral infections?
 
2014-05-02 01:57:22 PM  

Hollie Maea: Explain again how antibiotics will help viral infections?


What's scarier is how many doctors out there are writing prescriptions that justify asking them this question.

It's bad enough when a layperson doesn't understand, but they should be able to rely on the expert they turn to in order to make the right call for them.

Of course, I guess there are a lot of idiots out there who just argue with the doctor until the doc just gets so frustrated he gives up and writes it just to get rid of the patient.
 
2014-05-02 01:58:42 PM  

jxb465: bdub77: Well, there's still manuka honey, freshly cut garlic in water, and oregano oil. Right? I hope?

/don't use antibiotics much at all, only through very occasional eating of commercial chicken and meat
//stay healthy my friends
///this too shall pass

"All chicken is "antibiotic-free" in the sense that no antibiotic residues are present in the meat due to the withdrawal periods and other precautions required by the government and observed by the chicken companies."

You personally aren't ingesting any antibiotics whatsoever if you are eating chicken (at least insofar as you can trust the poultry suppliers to follow FDA guidelines).


The chickens have time to poop it all out, so it can be carried to rivers with waste water.
 
2014-05-02 02:07:37 PM  

skozlaw: Hollie Maea: Explain again how antibiotics will help viral infections?

What's scarier is how many doctors out there are writing prescriptions that justify asking them this question.

It's bad enough when a layperson doesn't understand, but they should be able to rely on the expert they turn to in order to make the right call for them.

Of course, I guess there are a lot of idiots out there who just argue with the doctor until the doc just gets so frustrated he gives up and writes it just to get rid of the patient.


Yep, and in the back of the doctor's mind is the knowledge that there is a non zero chance of an opportunistic bacterial infection at some point and a lawsuit with the patient saying "I TOLD him to give me antibiotics!"
 
2014-05-02 02:26:59 PM  
So, if I haven't taken antibiotics more than a handful of times as an adult, is that a potentially good thing for me?  Or, doesn't matter, I'll die shiatting my own internal organs out anyways?
 
2014-05-02 02:45:08 PM  

Mobutu: So, if I haven't taken antibiotics more than a handful of times as an adult, is that a potentially good thing for me?  Or, doesn't matter, I'll die shiatting my own internal organs out anyways?


Well, that suggests you have a robust immune system, which gives you a leg up over someone who doesn't.

But you still could get caught up in a nasty epidemic at some point. And if you get cancer or need an organ transplant or something else that requires immunosuppression, you're farked.
 
2014-05-02 02:50:07 PM  

Hollie Maea: Mobutu: So, if I haven't taken antibiotics more than a handful of times as an adult, is that a potentially good thing for me?  Or, doesn't matter, I'll die shiatting my own internal organs out anyways?

Well, that suggests you have a robust immune system, which gives you a leg up over someone who doesn't.

But you still could get caught up in a nasty epidemic at some point. And if you get cancer or need an organ transplant or something else that requires immunosuppression, you're farked.


WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT public health is complex and nuanced????  Nope, sorry.  Too unbelievable.
 
2014-05-02 03:08:01 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: unlikely: Obvious tag is on vacation in Madagascar and plans to remain there until the crisis passes.

Farking Madagascar and it's single port...

/shakes tiny viral fist of rage


Hint: start the infection there, and devolve any and all symptoms that mutate until you have spread everywhere. Evolve to total organ failure and watch humanity collapse. I also like starting a bug off in india or brazil. Both are easy to spread from.

/having trouble getting a viable zombie apocalypse started.
//all the rest are simple though, even on hard or brutal difficulty.
 
2014-05-02 04:00:45 PM  
GOOD.

Burn the world.  No good can come from now on.
 
2014-05-02 04:25:59 PM  

davynelson: GOOD.

Burn the world.  No good can come from now on.


Bacteria aren't exactly morally superior to humans.
 
2014-05-02 04:50:21 PM  

Hollie Maea: semiotix: Yeah, but I really can't afford to get a cold right now, so... suck it, the future.

Explain again how antibiotics will help viral infections?


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2014-05-02 09:32:30 PM  

Valiente: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: [thecarnivoreproject.typepad.com image 400x400]

Best thing that could happen to the planet is several human plague cycles, as that would lessen the amount of unnecessary drugs we collectively piss into the water supply, for a start.

Knock us back to about 2 billion. That should give Nature some breathing room while we try to special ed ourselves into a less rat-like mode of living.


Would you say this is your final solution, or should we expect more revisions?
 
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