Since my mother died of MRSA, you can take your post and shove it.
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.
Such typical, classic cheery-ness from the great TD . . . it would appear.
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.