No life-saving because the antibiotics don’t work any more.
Ask any doctor, we’re already living on borrowed time.
Maybe not today, or even tomorrow – but one day soon, we’re looking at total failure.
Antibiotic resistance, see? The bugs are too smart for the drugs we throw at them.
We’re better off with paracetamol.
A riskier world
OK, we’re safe as long as nothing happens to us.
But Sod’s Law says it will.
Hopefully not a runaway car crash – but suddenly even a paper cut could be a disaster. And what life-saving do we have then?
No more protection from infection. Something goes septic on us now and the Doc will have to cut it away. Yes, risky – but our miracle-drugs can’t crack it any more.
And us with our sloppy hygiene habits – those germs will be laughing all the way to the morgue. Overnight, life-saving is way more urgent than it ever used to be.
Unless – we smarten up our act and put hygiene first – recognise germs are everywhere and start being seriously clean.
Yeah, the hands have it. Big time soap and water. Except now, we need to wash slightly more than once or twice a day. Always before food. Always after the loo. And always before we touch our faces.
Plus of course, everything else needs to be scrupulously clean too. Kitchen surfaces and utensils. Anything to do with food. And our workplaces, where millions of germs thrive that we’re not even aware of.
First rule in germ warfare is infection avoidance. There’s always billions and billions of bacteria around us – viruses and fungi too. And yes, it is a war – they never give up trying to invade us.
There’s trillions of them INSIDE us too – friendly gut bacteria we actually NEED to help our bodies survive. Harmless enough where they are. But deadly in the wrong place.
Escherichia coli for example, is a bacterium that lives in our gut to aid digestion and protect us from other harmful microbes. But disease-causing strains of it, like O157:H7, disrupt body functions, triggering diarrhoea or worse. And e.coli in the bloodstream is seriously life-threatening.
So sure, washing hands and everything else becomes essential – but with no antibiotics safety-net, is still woefully short of keeping us safe.
However hard we try, we can never reach every hidey-hole, crack or crevice where germs like to lurk and breed. And pulling things out to clean underneath and behind all the time makes effective protection impossible.
Which means we need another dimension – to use our smart Twenty-First Century technology to clobber the germs we can’t get to – in a way that allows us to relax.
Enter the Hypersteriliser – a familiar sight in hospitals like the Salford Royal, South Warwickshire, or Queen Victoria in East Grinstead. Expect them soon all over the place – the most effective all-in-one total room sterilisers yet.
You do the rub and scrub. The Hypersteriliser backs up with one press-button start – removing ALL viruses and bacteria in a room completely, oxidising them to nothing.
It works by misting up the place with ionised hydrogen peroxide – electrostatically charged so it reaches everywhere – behind, underneath and on top of things, walls and ceilings too. Germs are actively grabbed and shot through with oxygen atoms, their cell structures totally destroyed.
Forty minutes later, the room is sterile. No viruses, no bacteria – 99.9999% of harmful pathogens destroyed – a Sterility Assurance Level of Log 6.
Be watchful – and live
OK, that’s your front-end germ insurance taken care of, a hyped up level of hygiene – prevention is better than cure.
From now on, you have to be more watchful too – avoid germ hazards, don’ let accidents happen to you, be super-careful around anyone sick.
Maybe not as miraculous as antibiotics, but just as life-saving BEFORE any illness gets anywhere near your body.
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Originally posted 2016-07-21 13:20:47.