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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:00 PM
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7. There's a lesson in there somewhere
"By creating the most heroic and efficient means of saving lives in the history of warfare, the Pentagon had accidentally invented a machine for accelerating bacterial evolution and was airlifting the pathogens halfway around the world,"

If the story is indeed accurate, there is a sentence that should be looked at on many levels.
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  -US Military Unwittingly Evolved SUPERPATHOGEN In Iraqi Hospitals kpete  Jan-21-07 08:39 PM   #0 
  - How did we "accidentally" do this? With antibacterial soap?  lonestarnot   Jan-21-07 08:41 PM   #1 
  - It accidentally WHAT?  impeachdubya   Jan-21-07 08:42 PM   #2 
  - I believe I've heard about this before...  originalpckelly   Jan-21-07 08:49 PM   #3 
  - They better get a handle on it quickly.  mmonk   Jan-21-07 08:54 PM   #4 
  - Too late. "(H)ospitals in Europe" = BAD NEWS.  WinkyDink   Jan-21-07 09:01 PM   #8 
     - Yes, it's too bad in that regard. I was mainly thinking in terms  mmonk   Jan-21-07 09:10 PM   #12 
  - The imperialist mind-set of "massive overkill" is used in hospitals as well  ConsAreLiars   Jan-21-07 08:56 PM   #5 
  - Here is a report on another site:  Ilsa   Jan-21-07 08:56 PM   #6 
  - And here's another link:  Ilsa   Jan-21-07 09:07 PM   #11 
     - And the Wikipedia article  TechBear_Seattle   Jan-21-07 09:30 PM   #17 
  - There's a lesson in there somewhere  NoMoreMyths   Jan-21-07 09:00 PM   #7 
  - 100,000 Americans dying from hospital-acquired infections is about to  WinkyDink   Jan-21-07 09:04 PM   #9 
  - Holy crap! That many?  lonestarnot   Jan-21-07 09:06 PM   #10 
     - YES. ANNUALLY. From Forbes magazine:  WinkyDink   Jan-21-07 09:21 PM   #15 
        - Damn, someone better get busy on some funded research!  lonestarnot   Jan-21-07 09:36 PM   #19 
  - Silver ions  bonito   Jan-21-07 09:11 PM   #13 
  - Link, please? nt  tbyg52   Jan-22-07 05:40 PM   #31 
     - Nope  bonito   Jan-22-07 10:24 PM   #32 
        - I just asked for information  tbyg52   Jan-23-07 05:18 PM   #33 
  - life is very cheap to the ones who planned  madrchsod   Jan-21-07 09:14 PM   #14 
  - "Accidentally"?  TechBear_Seattle   Jan-21-07 09:27 PM   #16 
  - Raw is just quoting Wired  starroute   Jan-22-07 12:27 AM   #24 
  - The Pentagon... "Unwittingly?" "Accidentally?"  Swamp Rat   Jan-21-07 09:31 PM   #18 
  - That part I believe. Resistant strains are fostered in American hospitals and elsewhere.  ContraBass Black   Jan-21-07 10:22 PM   #21 
  - In 2004 there was a news release about this--w/ same figures:  spindrifter   Jan-21-07 09:37 PM   #20 
  - Are all of these below "flesh eaters"?  truedelphi   Jan-22-07 12:03 AM   #22 
     - none  bushmeat   Jan-22-07 12:24 AM   #23 
        - Thanks Bushmeat  truedelphi   Jan-22-07 12:32 PM   #27 
  - some more info here also  seemslikeadream   Jan-22-07 12:49 AM   #25 
  - interesting post from professorpan  seemslikeadream   Jan-22-07 11:34 AM   #26 
  - The Wired Article  RamboLiberal   Jan-22-07 01:22 PM   #28 
  - Marked~ read tonite nt  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Jan-22-07 01:29 PM   #29 
  - Time to move to phage therapy, perhaps?  entanglement   Jan-22-07 01:34 PM   #30 

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