Thursday :: Apr 7, 2005

Open Thread


by Mary

Worrying news on the health front: drug-resistant staph is showing up in the US outside the hospitals and medical clients where it was first observed. The story of the increasingly deadly staph bacteria is a case study of evolution in action. One telling the tale of humans misusing and abusing the antibiotics that seemed to be such a miracle in the 20th century. Someday we will rue the fact that antibiotics were used so liberally to raise chickens and cows in unheathy and cramped living conditions.

Your turn now.

UPDATE: fixed problem with extraneous mt-blacklist item that was causing some of the comments to be rejected.

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