Awaiting the next plague

Reflecting further about what I’ve been writing recently about the philosophy of the present medico-pharmaceutical culture whereby we must develop a vaccine for every dangerous virus that comes along and swallow . . .  antibiotics for a great deal that is imagined to be bacterial (and a great deal more), we’re actually compounding what would normally be nature’s original way of keeping our genomes marginally in trim then I’m more than ever sure that the epidemiologists are absolutely right and that our over-sized — and increasingly over-packed in super-cities — world population is due for a massive cull.

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