Threat of Epidemic Increases

Did you know that 25,000 people die every year in the EU from drug-resistant bacterial infections? Not cancer. Not AIDS. Bacterial infections, the drug-resistant kind. Twenty five THOUSAND every year. In an era of potent antibiotics, who would have thought that we’d start running into bacteria that we cannot kill? Well, we have, and the situation is getting worse. In fact, it’s getting so bad that experts are saying that this could turn out to be as bad a threat as AIDS or pandemic flu. If this gets bad enough (and it will), we will have to go back to … Click here to read the rest…

Super Bugs are Coming

The latest news out of Holland, that scientists have been able to make H5N1 easily transmittable between humans, should give you pause. The fact that this virus has a kill rate of 60% should make you stop and think. The fact that it took only five simple mutations of the virus to achieve easy, through-the-air transmission of the new virus should scare you silly. The fact that this new virus capable of killing millions is available to any determined terrorist should make you hopping mad. The fact that almost any biological research lab in places, like… oh, Iran… could create … Click here to read the rest…

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