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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It's true that antibiotics are becoming less effective, the last one new one was synthesized in 2009 (there's only so many effective ways to specifically target bacteria). However the immune system can still fight off bacteria pretty good so what this really means is that older and younger people will have a much higher risk of mortality in the hospital.

As far as a virus, even in a horrible pandemic the world won't be "culled". Even the awful Spanish Flu was 5-10% fatality rate. Some are higher (like Ebola) but they're so lethal they can't spread very effectively.
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