Saturday, November 8, 2008

A good old fashioned plague

Sometimes when I'm out and about, and there's too many people around for my taste, I start thinking about diseases.  Horrible diseases that decimate populations in short amounts of time.  We haven't really had one of those for a while.  Not since the 1918 flu epidemic, really.  I think we're overdue for one.  I think mother nature tried to get a couple going with bird flu and west nile virus, but the WHO keeps foiling her attempts.  I'm concerned she's going to get very angry and send one we really can't control at all.  She has an ego that bruises easily.  I vote antibiotic resistant bacteria or a cold mutation will be the thing to kill off 1/3 of us.  My husband thinks it'll be a virus that creates zombies.

8 comments:

  1. And THIS is why you need to take me *with* you when you go out. So we can talk about things other than plagues. Srsly.

    (love you, btw.)

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  2. I did a science project on resistant bacteria my sophomore year of high school. Even that surface level of research was enough to make my hair curl.

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  3. Okayyyyy . . . Kris, you're pretty weird.

    But I guess we all knew that already.

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  4. That's why we need to stop using Triclosan!!!

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  5. No kidding! I wonder if bacteria will develop resistance to rubbing alcohol and silver too in the future? I've heard more hospitals are starting to use silver more, which is cool!

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  6. I refuse to buy products containing triclosan. Honestly - what do people think good old-fashioned soap was invented to do?

    By the way, I love the way your mind works. Have I ever told you that?

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  7. Quite a few people I work with share your thoughts about pandemic flu. And these people do emergency planning for a living. Personally, I vote on a zombie virus.

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  8. http://www.cracked.com/article_15643_5-scientific-reasons-zombie-apocalypse-could-actually-happen.html

    It could happen (psst....no lists?)

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