Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Dire Health Warning"

The World Health Organization (aka WHO) released a terrifying report last month on the dangers of antibiotic resistance (known as antimicrobial resistance or AMR).

It didn't seem to make much of a splash. Why?

Probably because it is so frightening none of us wants to think about it. Here's a direct quote from the report overview:
"A post-antibiotic era--in which common infections and minor injuries can kill--far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st  century."
(If that didn't scare you, go back and read it again).

This WHO report (a total of 257 pages) details for the very first time the magnitude of the problem. And it isn't pretty.

For instance:

  • "Resistance to common bacteria has reached alarming levels in many parts of the world."
  • "Few, if any, treatment options remain effective for common infections."
  • "The problem is so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine."
According to WHO Assistant Director, Keiji Fukuda:
"The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which had been treatable for decades can once again kill."
In other words, the over-prescription of antibiotics has enabled the rise of unstoppable super-bugs.
"...and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death and Hades followed with him." Revelation 6:8
"There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and epidemics in many lands..." Luke 21:11

A wise man once said:
"We only fool ourselves if we think we have all the time in the world to get ready. If we continue to put off repentance until tomorrow, one day tomorrow will not come!" --David Stoop, Bible Notes

  • Yahoo!news: Half of US experiencing drought according to National Drought Monitor; Most of CA in extreme or exceptional drought. Wheat crop damaged.
  • CBC News: Airports across country warn of emerging SARS-like virus or MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus) which has a kill rate of one in three.
  • Fox News Channel: Massive wildfires plaguing drought-stricken Southern California; no relief in sight


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