Mutations are generally MORE common in lower organisms, due to their shorter lifespans. That is why bacteria and viruses can evolve or devolve faster than human beings or animals with much longer life spans. Super bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics fairly quickly, and now thrive in antibiotic environments.
It is well known in the medical world that some super bacteria are now completely resistant to all known antibiotics. Not only are they resistant, they work faster and are much more deadly. Some strains of super bacteria can now kill a person in as little as two days. Flesh eating super bacteria can kill in as little as three days, by devouring the body whole, cell by cell.
Combine this antibiotic resistance with bacteria developing resistance to radiation, and it makes for a lethal combination.
If anything, we humans want to slow this process down, not speed it up. But medical antibiotics are not the only thing that cause bacteria and viruses to mutate into stronger, more lethal versions.
"It is well known that radiation can cause mutations in bacteria and viruses. Andrei Sakharov, the famous Russian physicist, described in his 1992 Memoirs that even at low levels radiation could increase mutations of bacteria and viruses.
His predictions, which were originally made in 1958, have come true and we are seeing new ailments such as Reye's syndrome which first appeared in 1963, and Legionnaires' disease, which is caused by a bacteria that was not threatening prior to 1976. AIDS may be related to a mutated virus combined with a weakened immunity in a generation born after the first nuclear weapons were detonated.
Of particular interest is Lyme Disease which first appeared in 1975 near the Millstone and Haddam Neck nuclear power plants in Connecticut. Dr. Jay Gould points out:
âIn 1975 there were 59 cases of Lyme Disease recorded; in 1985 the number increased to 863, mainly in the two counties of Middlesex and New London, CT near the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant. Just as increases in cancer may be linked to the huge radiation release from Millstone in 1975, so too may be the tick-borne Lyme disease epidemic.
The Lyme Disease is carried by a spirochete that had not been as harmful to humans prior to 1975. It is well known that radiation can cause mutations in bacteria. The enormous 1975 Millstone radiation release may have caused just such a mutation in the tick-borne spirochete.â (Gould, J and B Goldman. Deadly Deceit: Low-Level Radiation and High-Level Cover-Up. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990.)
So we have a double challenge: the weaker immune system and the new diseases resulting from mutated pathogens.
Dr. Ernest Sternglass further explains:
âWhen the radiation from such isotopes as strontium-89 and 90 in the bone marrow mutates an existing virus that invades the T-cells of the immune system and kills them in the process of replication, the stage is set for the complete collapse of the immune defenses and resulting death from opportunistic infections or cancer.â (Ernest Sternglass, âThe Implications of Chernobyl for Human Healthâ, International Journal of Biosocial Research, no.8, p. 19, July 1986)"
What is the answer to this problem? First, quit giving antibiotics to huge agri business farm animals. This in turn requires a return to small farms, where the animals are not crowded by the hundreds of thousands or even millions into small, unhealthy spaces.
Second, antibiotics should not be given to every patient just because they look sick. Cultures should be taken to determine if the sickness is caused by virus or bacteria, and by what kind of bacteria. At the present time, doctors hand out antibiotics like it is candy, to everyone who walks in the door. This accelerates the problem.
Third, the monopoly hold that Big Pharma has on hospitals should be broken. Natural health practicioners and natural phytomedicines should be allowed inside hospitals and clinics. Insurance should cover this 100%, because it is cheaper, more cost effective, and natural methods of building up immunity and returning a person to health do not cause the development of super bugs.
Fourth, nuclear reactors and associated industries should be shut down and turned off. They are too dangerous to all life on the planet and cause more problems than they solve.
Low Dose Radiation And Antibiotics Cause Mutated, Strengthened Bacteria And Virus; via @AGreenRoad
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