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I called the local department of public works yesterday about the malfunctioning stop signal, wanting to suggest that since the outage was in its third day, they might want to consider putting a traffic cop there during rush hour, or something prudent like that. Oddly, the guy I spoke with made it sound like they were unaware the traffic light was broken (even though I presume they were the ones to set it to blink when it went on the blink, so to speak), acting as though I was reporting it, rather than complaining about something that was already reported. I can't believe this went so long with them being unaware of it, but supporting that theory is the fact that it was repaired by the evening rush hour. Weird.

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 11:10 Matshock
 
How Scientists Stopped Klebsiella Pneumoniae:

I read the story twice- they didn't stop it. The disease ran its course after spreading around the hospital for months. They had to run hundreds of tests on patients that would have been unnecessary otherwise. They managed to contain it to a degree with a massive conventional effort.

All the tales of KPC being able to spread in ways they couldn't account for before DNA sequencing is a lie. It's a bacteria- when you don't succeed in a fully sterile isolation it spreads so this:

The woman went into strict isolation: Everyone entering her room donned a protective gown and gloves and rigorously washed their hands. Her medical equipment got special decontamination. All other patients in the ICU had their throats and groins tested regularly to see if the bug was spreading.

...contains some kind of lie. The patient was obviously not received in isolation so someone upstream screwed up big-time at a minimum.

All the DNA sequencer did was confirm what they should have already known- and perhaps got those digi-dependent technocrats to move and do the right thing after the fact.

Technology doesn't replace due diligence. Nature is not tamed yet.

 
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