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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2006,12:57   

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CDC: Flu virus resistant to two common drugs
Government urges doctors not to prescribe rimantadine, amantadine

Jan. 14: The CDC says the flu is resistant to two common antiviral drugs and are urging doctors not to use them. NBC's Robert Bazell discusses the report with MSNBC's Contessa Brewer.

ATLANTA - The government, for the first time, is urging doctors not to prescribe two antiviral drugs commonly used to fight influenza because of concerns about drug resistance, officials announced Saturday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the recommendation covers the drugs rimantadine and amantadine for the 2006 flu season.

Results of recent lab tests on influenza samples showed that the predominant strain this season the H3N2 influenza strain was resistant to the drugs, the agency said.


Man, what a jerk the intelligent designer is. We put a lot of work into developing rimantadine and amantadine, and he comes along and redesigns them?

   
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2006,13:00   

Oh no he doesn't. Micro evolution is acceptable. They are still flu germs.





Joke.

  
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2006,13:12   

I hereby put forward the hypothesis that Larry Fafarman is a flu germ.

does anybody need me to elaborate?

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2006,13:48   

Microevolution indeed. I love how our critics have been reduced to saying, Well, evolution happens, but Not Much.

   
Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2006,13:57   

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Well, evolution happens, but Not Much.
Whenever you hear this, never miss the opportunity to ask "What determines the upper limit of 'micro'evolution?"

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2006,14:25   

I usually prefer to miss that opportunity. Creationists are a stubbornly illogical bunch, and the least productive to engage in discussion. In terms of cost/benefit and opportunity cost, I seldom think it makes sense to engage them. Under some circumstances, but not often.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2006,18:04   

Re "What determines the upper limit of 'micro'evolution?"

A creature's descendants will always be in the same clade(s) as that creature! Now that's a boundary evolution can't cross...

Henry

  
Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 16 2006,15:23   

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A creature's descendants will always be in the same clade(s) as that creature! Now that's a boundary evolution can't cross...
That's probably what Darwin thought. But he didn't know about lateral gene transfer.

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