Monday, June 16, 2014

Disease resistant drumbeat continues

It is interesting, once you become aware of the reality of an issue to see the slow devolution toward collapse.  It works at the small scale level (business level) the medium scale (corporate systems and government) and the large scale (world systems).
I think this one is a large scale one.
Lindsay Abrams, Salon, 30 April 2014 (hat tip: NC)
A dangerous “superbug” has made its way into the North American food supply for the first time, Canadian researchers announced Wednesday. Routine testing of raw squid, imported from South Korea, revealed a strain of bacteria resistant to carbapenems, a class of antibiotics used to treat life-threatening infections.
Now all we have to do is cross train it with a super- rabies of some sort and we would have ourselves the start of a wonderful zombie epic. 


PioneerPreppy said...

Maybe it would be a sea creature only zombie apocalypse though.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I suspect that zombies routinely eat raw squid when they can find it.

russell1200 said...

Pioneer: An interesting thought. Possibly a worse outcome than a people-centered zombie-apocalypse.

Sunnybrook: A good point, but it depends a lot on the author and how mystical/magical the zombies are. A lot of stories have zombies eating animals they catch (not many usually), but few have them turning the animals into zombies. Odd, given that the zombies-through-rabies meme is relatively popular these days.