Resistant Bacteria

Pretty much all the nastiest disease bacteria have evolved immunity to all the antibiotics. Different species of bacteria spread immunity by exchanging plasmids which encode the immunity.

This predicament came about for a number of reasons:

I have done some study on the great plague that swept through Europe. They were far more horrible than almost anyone realises. Other than our improved sanitation, we are almost as vulnerable as our ancestors were in the middle ages.

Plagues don’t get a foothold until you have groups of 5000 or more people living together. So one way people in the west could deal with a modern plague is to stay home and have no contact with strangers. You would work by telecommuting. You would have your goods and groceries delivered by drone.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)