• Bacteria

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  • With the current antibacterial resistance, we at the verge of collapse of modern medicine, yet we have no significant risk to our ant-viral prevention system, stronger antibiotics aimed at evolving bacteria would harm our 'good' bacteria, and ultimately harm us

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Itani says2015-04-10T09:09:05.0825768-05:00
@Gamer234 Bacteria can kill you, there are many dangerous ones out there, such as Streptococcus and the Black Death
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T09:10:53.0483459-05:00
You also have the bacteria that are becoming antibiotic resistant, they can effectively kill you even though we use to be able to prevent them with antibiotics in the past.
Itani says2015-04-10T10:27:18.3674563-05:00
Micro-organisms evolve very quickly, since they reproduce at a fast rate. The more medicine we use, the stronger they'll become
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T10:32:40.2204667-05:00
There some medicines that they can't adapt to. Most of them are only made in laboratories and we don't know how they would work in a human body.
Itani says2015-04-10T10:34:57.2750246-05:00
I'm sure they would adapt to that someday to, it would just take a long time
PetersSmith says2015-04-10T10:58:38.6947046-05:00
Usually viruses, although it's theorized that some "super bacteria" could emerge that would be immune to all if not most medications.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T11:00:30.7611403-05:00
Even if super bacteria become worse than virus, bacteria still wouldn't be worse. Without the bacteria living inside you, you would die.
Eliie says2015-04-10T11:07:55.4441870-05:00
BOTH DUHH
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T11:13:43.3873159-05:00
Eliie, bacteria actually do a lot of good. If I were to exterminate all bacteria from this earth, majority of animals and plants would die.
heil33 says2015-04-10T14:38:20.7981886-05:00
Besides viruses can develop resistance to antivirals
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T14:55:16.3520896-05:00
Heil, I am going to beat the troll out of you with a Israeli corner shot gun platform with a taser. (go Israel) Wait should it be beat or zap?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T14:57:17.9112088-05:00
And if we did kill off all viruses, nothing really bad would happen, plants would still get nitrogen, we will still have our gut bacteria, nothing would really die from exterminating viruses. Only problem is that even though you exterminated viruses, they will still come back.
heil33 says2015-04-10T15:07:58.1562299-05:00
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/36120/title/An-Ocean-of-Viruses/
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T15:11:27.0767902-05:00
Still wouldn't kill off majority of plant and animal life.
heil33 says2015-04-10T15:20:52.2646842-05:00
http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/05/friendly-viruses-protect-us-against-bacteria
heil33 says2015-04-10T15:21:18.6954127-05:00
Just like predator keep prey in check, viruses keep bacteria in check
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T15:22:45.7217941-05:00
Bacteria are still overall more useful, even if I killed off all viruses they would still come back naturally.
heil33 says2015-04-10T15:40:02.9320003-05:00
I'm saying viruses keep bacteria in check, without viruses bacteria would get out of control

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