It’s a hard choice if you’re lazy. Stop germs positively, or face the consequences.
Because tomorrow, antibiotics won’t work any more.
So there’s no taking chances.
No more, “I’ll be OK, the Doc can give me something to make it better.”
Because there’ll be no “something”.
The only thing between you and getting ill will be your own clean hands – and how good you are at keeping germs away from you.
Already bacteria have learned how to resist them. And as the oldest successful living beings on the planet, bacteria always survive.
All our own fault
Plus they’ve learned from our stupidity.
We get ill, we take antibiotics – and stop as soon as we feel better.
Not when the germs are gone – when we feel better.
So there’s a few survivors around to live another day. The strongest and the most resilient. Ready to breed another few thousand generations before next time. And at twenty minutes a generation, they’re ready before we are.
And next time, we use the left-over medicine but it’s not enough. So the bacteria don’t die, they endure. Able to outlast the next lot we throw at them. Becoming superbugs. And teaching others to become superbugs too.
Superbugs, super-dangerous, super problem
Heard of MRSA? That’s methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. A superbug which lives naturally in your nose – but don’t get it in your bloodstream.
It’s just one of this lot – top of the World Health Organization’s hit-list of super-dangerous bad guys:
Priority 1: CRITICAL
- Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa, carbapenem-resistant
- Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant, ESBL-producing
Priority 2: HIGH
- Enterococcus faecium, vancomycin-resistant
- Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-intermediate and resistant
- Helicobacter pylori, clarithromycin-resistant
- Campylobacter spp., fluoroquinolone-resistant
- Salmonellae, fluoroquinolone-resistant
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae, cephalosporin-resistant, fluoroquinolone-resistant
Priority 3: MEDIUM
- Streptococcus pneumoniae, penicillin-non-susceptible
- Haemophilus influenzae, ampicillin-resistant
- Shigella spp., fluoroquinolone-resistant
You go to hospital with any of those, you might not come out again.
The drugs don’t work
Because the days of taking a cure are past – our miracle antibiotics do zip. And that’s not us saying so, it’s our top Chief Medical Officer of England, Dr Dame Sally Davies – in her book The Drugs Don’t Work – and in just about every public statement since she wrote it.
No more you get sick, you take the medicine.
Now you mustn’t get sick. Period.
If you want to live, you’ve got to be hygienic like never before. Wash your hands whenever you do anything – before and after. Keep your surroundings clean as a whistle.
And make a deliberate effort to stop germs – avoid them, prevent them, eliminate them.
Not just some of the time, but all of the time.
Because bacteria never give up – and they know we’re careless.
Of course we are, we’re roughly half bacteria ourselves. 39 trillion bacteria and 30 trillion human cells.
Which means we’ve got to stop the wrong ones getting to us and taking us down.
Hype up the hygiene
Not something you can do with a scrubbing brush and bleach. Not even lathered in carbolic every second of the day. You can’t get to all the places microscopic germs can hide – and you can’t scrub the air, which is 80% of our indoor living space.
Remember, there’s nothing between you and a noxious infection except prevention.
Which makes misting our surroundings sterile with hydrogen peroxide our best defence yet since the collapse of antibiotics.
It’s safe and non-toxic – though a little irritant to eyes and throat. And it kills ALL bacteria, viruses and fungi to a 6-Log Sterility Assurance Level in 40 minutes or less, depending on room size.
Stop germs at work – and your colleagues are safe from each other and whatever is going around. Healthy and well, not fighting colds or tummy upsets – making money, getting on with the job.
Stop germs at school – and your kids are safe from all the bugs inevitably gathered where slap-happy hygiene puts them at risk. Did you ever know a 6-year-old who voluntarily remembered to wash their hands?
Stop germs at home – and your family is safe in the one place where they should be, a haven from outside against weather, worries and sickness.
Stop germs and live
OK, so antibiotics don’t work any more – or may not within the next few years. We have a defence and it’s highly effective – to avoid getting sick in the first place.
And there’s only one way to do that.
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Back Off, Bacteria! is the blog of Hyper Hygiene Ltd, supplier of what we’re convinced is the most effective health protection system in the world. A fully mobile, all-automatic Hypersteriliser machine mists up workplaces with ionised hydrogen peroxide, spreading everywhere and eliminating all bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Hypersteriliser units are supplied to businesses and institutions across the UK, notably the haematology and other critical units at Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester; Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital; South Warwickshire Hospital; Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital; and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
The Halo Hypersteriliser system achieves 6-log Sterility Assurance Level – 99.9999% of germs destroyed. It is the only EPA-registered dry mist fogging system – EPA No 84526-6. It is also EU Biocide Article 95 Compliant.
Originally posted on 9 May 2017 @ 2:25 pm
Originally posted on 9 May 2017 @ 2:25 pm