Saturday, February 16, 2008

War of the Worlds

This & this does not augur well.

Signs of the coming of the feared pandemic? Maybe not quite yet. But this is just a small example of what could happen when vaccines don't work as well as they should.

And the ever-changing, ever adaptable influenza virus looks to be developing resistance against Tamiflu, which so far had seemed to be the last stalwart against it.

Not quite a "War of the Worlds" scenario, but just goes to show that no matter how technologically advanced or mighty the human race may be, the fight against these tiny microbes, who have existed much longer than the homo sapiens species, continues...and we may not turn out to be the victor.

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