Monday, February 16, 2004

Germaphobia is dangerous.
Here is just one of many reasons.

The demonization of microbes inscribes a misleading image on our relationship with invisible life,
birthing an alarmist attitude toward microbes
that manifests in oversprescription of drugs that kill microbes en mass.
Antibiotics do save lives, and in many cases they are the best tool we've got right now.
But carpetbombing your vast internal community can have an enormous impact.
It is not a step that should not be taken lightly--we must take it out of necessity not out of fear.