Friday, September 18, 2009

Viruses, Bacteria, or Parasites, which is worse?

H1N1 (excuse me)

As if a pre-Apocalyptic warning the Swine Flu stories have been circulating like wildfire, possibly half of the entire American population will catch. Many times before, like Bird Flu, does something interrupt the normal ways of the everyday-ness of every person,
but exactly why?

People are (pun not intended) Deathly afraid of dying, which creates a scare sending the CDC to investigate, and a pharmaceutical company to arrive with a cure (making millions in cash). But enough about "Current Events" which of the little problems, Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites, is worse?

Parasites aren't intentionally deadly, yes, like the Tapeworms can grow to be 75 feet long, lay eggs and you will die. But leeches, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, lice, and mites don't intend to kill you, just eat a part that is vital to you but keep you intact. Some anomalies, like West Nile VIRUS or Lyme DISEASE can follow but those are carried and are the result from Viruses.

Bacteria doesn't move, doesn't transfer through the air, water or touch. But in nearly every dark unkempt uncleaned an untouchable space there is a hint of it. The worst is black mold, which can cause respiratory problems, sinus infections, and not to mention it's toxic. Some bacteria are good, like the ones in Everyone's stomach that break down vital nutrients, Woohoo for them. The others can harbor diseases or eat away at most dead substances after a while.

Viruses are massive trauma for Doctors, Physicians, Pediatricians, and the general public. The Cold, the Flu, Ebola, AIDS, Chickenpox, Measles, Rabies, West Nile, and Yellow Fever are all virus. There is nothing positive that a virus does, it attempts to live inside until the subject, or the viruses are killed. Even though they refrain from actually eating the host's body (with no mouth) they absorb multiple nutrients that are key for basic survival. As with Ebola, death is immanent but takes only a few days, and AIDS takes forever, but eventually death happens.

Anyone can read this and know the answer is Viruses, Hooray?!?!? But truth is, the world is a messed up, filthy, disorganized full of Bacteria, Parasites and Viruses, to fear only The Swine Flu be it just as deadly as the common cold or deadly as the bird flu it might have been. Mass panic never solved anything, it in fact has lead to some specific parts of the world whose motif is death. Bird Flu, Hurricanes, 9/11, War in General, Assassinations, Apparently Swine Flu, have only served as examples that the entire world is hellbent on avoiding death, or exposing it through media panic with an effort to stop it from happening else where.

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