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End of antibiotics?

2010-08-13 20:32:00.583226+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Linking to this Guardian article about the drug-company scare tactics paper about the end of antibiotics in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, about a gene that makes many bacteria resistant to more basic antibiotics spreading in India in which the primary author is up-front about his goals:

"Frankly, pharmaceutical companies as well as governments and the European Commission need to really get their act together," says Walsh ... "What we need is for somebody to give us something like €3m [£2.5m] a year. It's not a lot of money."

mostly so that I can point out this truth in the comments in the Sensible Erection entry, where "sacrelicious" noted:

the black plague ushered in an era of unprecedented prosperity for europe. that'll happen when two-thirds of your population dies of a disease that strikes indiscriminately and all of the resources are re-distributed amongst the surviving third.

I'm pretty bacteria resistant, so I think this'll be great for me!

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-14 00:26:55.299226+00 by: ebradway

I'm allergic to most anti-biotics, so I like to think my immune system has had to handle more than it's fair share of bugs. That is, it's probably one of the more fit systems in my body. So, yeah, bring on the bacteria that'll take down the population and I'll see you on the other side!