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To: EndWelfareToday

Since my mother died of MRSA, you can take your post and shove it.


30 posted on 10/18/2007 11:33:22 AM PDT by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: TommyDale

Sorry to hear that. Saw the report on the 6 kids in NC & the one who died in VA. The pictures they used looked really bad.


185 posted on 10/18/2007 2:36:00 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: TommyDale

Such typical, classic cheery-ness from the great TD . . . it would appear.


210 posted on 10/18/2007 8:58:42 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: TommyDale

Just out of curiosity (and not to belittle your family’s grief and your mother’s suffering as I’m sure it was a horrifying thing. My dad also died of similar complications (going septic) from chemo which wiped out his immune system. Different cause, same type of presentation...)

...anyway, I think there is some value in the article in that the people who are trying to bring up this idea of antibioitic resistant bacteria are not really doing it scientifically just like the global warming crowd aren’t relying on real science. Create a crisis, and you have a captive audience.

I have seen research that says these strains have always been present, (just as the antibiotics themselves have always been present — what they are in essence is different molds that inhibit certain bacterial growth), so it doesn’t seem to me that antibiotic use is what is causing them... just like guns don’t cause more wars now than in the past. We just hear about them more readily.

Antibiotics don’t kill bacteria — your body still is the one that destroys them. It slows them down so that the body can actually catch up to the rate of reproduction of these bacteria. I am pretty sure in the articles I’ve read that the bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics are also weaker naturally and so they would only really flourish in the presence of an already compromised immune system. I could be wrong, I’m just remembering what I read off the top of my head.


218 posted on 10/19/2007 6:06:34 AM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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