World’s end

io9 has messed up my day.

It's way too unnerving to watch a trailer for "Doomsday" here….

Then moments later read this article, which reads in part:

The bacteria appear to be transmitted most easily through intimate
sexual contact, but can spread through casual skin-to-skin contact or
contact with contaminated surfaces. The scientists are concerned that
it could also soon gain ground in the general population.

new strain of bacteria is closely related to the MRSA bacteria that
have spread beyond hospital borders in recent years and caused
outbreaks of severe skin and other infections. But the newly discovered
microbe is resistant to many more front-line antibiotics. Both strains
are technically known as MRSA USA300.

Man, I really am going to have to get three months of supplies stocked up now.


  1. mikecap on 1/16/08 at 11:13 am

    I’m waiting for someone to market a thick cream called “second skin” which you slather on exposed parts to protect yourself from superbugs… (not saying it’ll actually be useful, just waiting for someone to do it)

  2. LeendaDLL on 1/16/08 at 1:38 pm

    I commented that the article is all to reminiscent of the first articles about AIDS. Considering that I’m known for “catching everything”, and my social circle is mainly gay men, and a fair number of those men do things I know are high risk – I worry about the future of my social circle – and myself. But, much like when we didn’t know how AIDS was transmitted, I will NOT allow it to affect my social interactions.

  3. Armchair News on 1/16/08 at 5:17 pm

    Well, it’ll be fun helping friends get it applied… 😀

  4. Armchair News on 1/16/08 at 5:18 pm

    I thought that too, when I read it!