The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

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The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

Postby aardvark_admin » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:34 am

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Are we preparing the scene for even more super-strains of bacteria that show huge resistance to our disinfectants and sanitizing solutions?

Will removing the very things that keep our immune system fit and healthy see a rise in bacterial infections in the wake of CV19?

Is there a mitigation strategy to cope with this risk?
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Re: The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

Postby greven » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:52 am

Why has no nasty stuff managed to evolve a resistance to Alcohol yet? Everything else we use to eradicate the unwanted passengers obeys the laws of diminishing returns.
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Re: The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

Postby hagfish » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:59 am

In our household, we use soap. We bring our veg in from the garden, give it a rinse, and eat it. So far, so good. Alas, a nation-wide MRSA infection will be very egalitarian. We'll all go down together.
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Re: The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

Postby Muz » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:59 am

Just like those damn house flys. Years of using auto sprays have meant that these cursed flys laugh in your face when you resort to using a whole can of Raid on them now. I found that the most effective method was to hit them with the empty can.
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Re: The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

Postby phill » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:35 pm

they still seem attracted to uv light
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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Re: The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

Postby Kiwiiano » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:09 pm

Touch wood, but the scientific community are beavering away at alternative ways of targeting pathogens. Genetic analysis is giving us more and more insights into how organisms function, allowing (hopefully) better targeting. One of the problems with antibiotics and antiseptics is that they are shotguns rather than stilettos, blasting away at everything that moves and all too often taking out the beneficial bacteria as well.
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Re: The plague after the pandemic (2 Sep, 2020)

Postby cjet » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:24 pm

Hitting flies with empty spray cans sounds loud.

Tip toe out of the cities is my advice.

Run for the hills when you get away

The preppers were correct.
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