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Friday, June 24, 2005

Doom And Gloom And Fire And Brimstone And...

From Roto-Reuters:
Flu pandemic could kill half million in U.S.-report:

"A more serious strain strikes every few years and a so-called pandemic strain emerges once every 27 years, on average. The more virulent strains sweep around the world within months.

Pandemics hit in 1918 -- killing up to 40 million people globally -- 1957 and 1968. Health experts all say the world is overdue for another and fear the avian flu in Asia may be it."
Of course this is another result of global warming. Ozone layer, vehicle emissions, "Bush lied - birds died" and so on. The doomsdayers just eat this shit up.

And I'm sure there will be another shortage of flu shots - that is, until flu season is over. At which time we'll find out there are millions of doses left over.


As always... Rachael said...

How do you feel about shit like anti-bacterial soap and people cloroxing their entire kitchen? Do you feel it reduces the human ability to fight off germs in low doses, to a degree that when we are exposes, we're anti-body-less and most certainly going to die? I'm just curious. 'Cause that's kind of how I feel... but that ws I realized that killer strains of flu were around before the overuse of germ-killing products.

curmudgeon said...

Funny how when I was a young lad, I used to go camping for days with my buddies, and about the last thing we had in mind when we were packing up the backpacks was anti-bacterial soap. Not mention any soap at all.

The way I feel about it is if you have an illness, and are contagious, you should take extra steps to not pass it along.

You should maybe wash the dishes a little hotter, even clean the doorknobs a little better and so on. To try to sanitize the house entire house to avoid any germ at all is overkill, if not - like you say - more dangerous to our immune systems.

I totally agree with your sentiments on this. Excessive cleanliness and especially overuse of anti-biotics has caused a lot of grief for the medical community.