Monday, May 23, 2005

Open Thread: Anxiety Index

Please post the most anxiety-provoking news item that you came across today. I'll pitch in with this one. Genetically modified corn mutates rats. AIEEE!! How many of you really believe that we haven't already all been exposed to this creation by monsanto in some corn-syruped concoction?

4 comments:

reb said...
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Anonymous said...

Here's a cheerful item from the Times (UK)

"A superfit Royal Marine collapsed and died within days of scratching his leg on a bush while on a training run — victim of a mutated superbug one doctor described as the worst she had ever seen....

...Victims of the superbug were unable to resist it, no matter how fit they were.

The infection spread to Mr Campbell-Smith’s lungs, causing pneumonia which is fatal in three out of four cases. Dr Morgan said: “PVL is an horrendous toxin because it kills white blood cells so they can’t kill the bug.

“It is the worst bug I have ever seen and people really need to know about it. It is untreatable. It multiplies very quickly. One bug will multiply into 17 million within 24 hours. Usually signs include pneumonia, coughing up blood and very high temperatures"

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1625253,00.html

Anonymous said...

So scary it will make your hair stand up on end:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4574439.stm

The Librarian said...

Definitely the most anxiety provoking news I read today was when I was led to this blog entry and learned about the dead Royal Marine.