Re: Theory vs. Data

From: KPJ (
Date: Sat Jul 01 2000 - 05:18:34 MDT

It appears as if <> wrote:
|Okay, I've been sloppy in my language. It's around, and lots of First
|Worlders are supposed to carry the bacterium in a dormant state, I think.
|But actual cases of it have been at very low levels for quite a while, yes?
|Because when it crops up it gets hit with antibiotics. I don't know or
|have heard of anyone having had it, within the circles of people I know, in my
|lifetime, whereas my grandmother and Feynman's wife both died of it in the
|So, _effectively_ absent. As a significant cause of death. Am I still wrong?

The antibiotics killed off most of the tuberculosis population, leaving only
the resistent forms. The resistent forms do not die when given most forms of
antibiotics, and they have increased among the poor people in the USA. This
give reason for some concern. The war against tuberculosis continues.

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