Guess who’s back, back again

Plague is back, tell a friend.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/6/16435536/plague-madagascar-epidemic-2017

Cosmo is surprisingly a better resource on disease.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/a13096492/nine-countries-issued-health-warnings-the-plague/

Europeans have a natural immunity.

Scientists give terrorists idea to use plague

Against the white people?

Go right on ahead.

Lestat laughter lol lmao haha IWTV film

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2599633/scientists-race-to-develop-vaccine-for-the-plague-amid-fears-terrorists-could-use-the-medieval-disease-to-kill-millions/

They don’t know what genetic immunity is, do they? And it never goes away. You can’t replicate it in a lab, it’s genetic brought on by a potential extinction event (epidemic).

The phrase Black Death would never be less ironic.

sherlock bbc cracking up lol laughing so hard

Do you know when you’re most at risk of getting an infection from a stranger? The Tube, which has to swerve to avoid WALLS of skeletons killed by plague, or when you’re waiting, like say, to sign on to the dole?

The artificial version might cause a re-insertion of a slightly new strain into a modern population. A vaccine is only one strain and it isn’t the same as the original, which might be carried, or any later versions which mutate either (see the common cold). All it takes is one person to catch it, any strain. We don’t make/do smallpox anymore for that reason either. It would present a greater risk than improving hygiene standards and the latter is far more effective. Unless the West is suddenly importing people that don’t know how to use a toilet and brush their teeth in a holy river filled with faeces and rotting corpses…. in which case, bring them up to first world standards, don’t give them a disease straight to their blood that requires a genetic immunity to survive.

Unless I’m wrong of course… then….

Sure, give them the vaccine. Give them all the vaccine.

thumbs up yes batman approval

Overpopulation would be solved within a year.

Bless you, as we had to say the last time it came knocking round the block.

Today the disease – which has a 90 to 100 per cent mortality rate – has been classed by the World Health Organisation as a “re-emerging human pathogen”.

where
not the First World, is it
why is that
racism?
is plague racist?

Dr Ashok Chopra, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas, is leading studies he hopes will develop a vaccine to counter all three strains.

No.
They’ll mutate.
Because evolution is A Thing.
You’ll speed up its rate of mutation.

You’re giving it vectors. Those are living disease incubators. Like a gym, allowing it to get stronger. And reach more vectors. do you NOT see the problem here

this is Victorian-era epidemiology

There is only need of a vaccine once a disease has spread, as a last resort. Otherwise you help it along.

http://gizmodo.com/how-corpses-helped-shape-the-london-underground-1493312117

dead bodies were basically buried everywhere, to the point that, as Arnold pithily states, “London is one giant grave.”

I would make a joke but London is a joke.

Humans are still evolving. Duh.

article here;

“Historically, the birthing process has limited brain size, because babies’ heads had to fit through the birth canal.

Today, however, Caesarian sections circumvent that process. As many as 46 percent of babies born today in China are delivered via C-section, Pobiner said. With advances in fertility and better postnatal medical care, she asked, “Are we screwing with natural selection?” [DS: yes]

The world population is growing, and a bigger population also evolves faster, Pobiner said. But, with rising sea levels and less land available, waterborne and airborne illness could spread more easily [global plague], Pobiner said.

The largest virus ever found was a virus thawed from permafrost, known as Pithovirus. While this parasite doesn’t infect humans, what if other ancient viruses thaw out that are harmful? [then non-Europeans will die] For example, the smallpox virus was eradicated in 1979, according to the World Health Organization, but some experts say it has only been eradicated from the Earth’s surface, surviving instead in frozen form. [diseases evolve too]

And human evolution persists in other areas too, such as sexual selection. A recent study found that beards become more attractive when they’re rare in a population. When “peak beard” is reached, they become less attractive, the study found. Economic conditions may also influence beardedness, as unemployed men may use beards as a sign of masculinity, Pobiner said.”