Out of the Blue

Well, we got socked with that snowstorm they predicted, not sure we got the full foot of snowfall they called for, but it's pretty deep out there. I'll have to tackle that in a bit, but with the temperature right around 2°F and a "real feel" of -29°F I'm not in any rush to head out there. Yeesh.

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Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 14:59:
InBlack wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 09:23:
Even worse than the anti-vaccination crazies is the the horrible overperscription of antibiotics nearly everywhere in the world.
What I found interesting in the article was the comments, especially the "but x" because "I believe y" and all the rest. I'm expecting the next bug to smash us in the face to be a flu variant, not antibiotic resistant. Here in Canada we've had a nasty flu season, and 90% of the one admitted to hospitals are for the swine flu instead of regular flu.

I agree that probably the next big pandemic is a flu variant. The annual flu vaccines are designed to protect against that variants that scientists *think* will be widespread, but it's impossible to predict. Get one that isn't covered by that, and the vaccine offers no protection. That's what happened a few years ago with both H5N1 and H1N1.

It's interesting in that article comments that the pro-vaxxers all throw down links to studies, and the anti-vaxxers don't. I think that tells you all you need to know.
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