The International Weight Line?
There are plenty of communicable diseases that you don’t die from, but you feel like you will.
I’m sure that every kid goes and washes their hands several times a day. With soap. And if you believe that, just click the link below for a special offer!
And on the last day, just as the large asteroid is about to turn Earth into a huge cloud of gravel, some kind soul will still be filling the soap dispensers. It’s as special as any other prayer. We’ll all do it now and Zen.
So who says communicable diseases can’t be chronic?
Long live saponification.
The kid seems to have missed the connection: a big reason FOR the decline in communicable disease deaths IS the fact that people have learned the importance of sanitation and hand-washing in preventing them. While it’s true that a boy that age is unlikely to practice the art of hand-washing to excess, you may notice, the next time you get sick, that your kid brought it home from school first.
Ha, ha! Excellent pun response.
Like all our attempts to put things into two piles, chronic and communicable diseases get a little fuzzy. Chronic conditions last more than 90 days, are not passed to others and may be controlled but not cured. Cancer would meet the first two but so many forms can now be cured.
When a differentiated cell grows into a malignant condition, there just may be a drug therapy to take out the last cell … and a cure. Some drugs just prevent the cancer from growing and let the last cell die.
Well, this is better, isn’t it?! I mean, when the obvious implied message is that diet and exercise could mitigate those chronic conditions. I’d call this a remarkable display of restraint.
Good work, JM.
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http://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2019/11/19This is the second of two lines humanity crossed astonishingly recently. The other, I believe midway through the 20th century, was the first war where more combatants died from battlefield wounds than disease. T.S. Eliot said the world would end not with a bang, but a whimper. I don’t know. He might should have pondered coughing and sneezing.
July 31, 2013