The CDC Links ‘Climate Crisis’ to Horrors of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

2024-03-10 11:00:43

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) appears desperate to gin-up continued fear and hysteria in the public.

Over a week ago, the agency finally gave up on covid-panic, admitting what I had already projected: Continuous waves of variants and reinfections would lead the novel coronavirus to join the myriad of other respiratory viruses humanity contents with regularly.

Now the agency has decided to link the horrors of flesh-eating bacteria to the Big Media’s and Big Government’s favorite pseudoscience: Climate crisis.

Rising temperatures have manifested in conspicuous manners along the East Coast, including storms and wildfires. But a new threat has been flying under the radar and is impossible to detect by the naked eye: flesh-eating bacteria.

The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published last February found that seven people from North Carolina and two people from New York and Connecticut became severely infected with Vibrio vulnificus last July and August.

…It’s no coincidence that the uptick in V. vulnificus incidences came on the heels of the hottest summer the World Meteorological Organization has ever recorded, as the microbe flourishes in warmer waters.

“A notable feature of these cases, beyond their severe clinical outcomes, is that they occurred in the wake of record-breaking U.S. heat waves,” the report read. “Although these cases reported during July–August cannot be solely attributed to the heat waves, the relationship between vibriosis incidence and environmental conditions favorable to Vibrio growth, namely elevated water surface temperatures and low salinity, is well-documented.”

Egad, the range of the flesh-eating bacteria is increasing by 30 miles a year.

From 1988 to 2018, infections on the East Coast have increased from 10 to 80 cases a year, according to Archer’s research. The bacteria’s range has moved nearly 30 miles north per year and will continue to do so, even if the climate warms relatively slowly. By 2040, Vibrio vulnificus is likely to be at home in the Long Island Sound.

Rising water temperature is the primary driver of vulnificus’ spread, but hurricanes and coastal floods are additional climate risks that may lead to more infections. After Hurricanes Katrina and Ian, reports of Vibrio vulnificus cases spiked as people with open wounds from storm debris waded through the salty, standing water heating up in the sun.

Even though infections are rare, vulnificus and other Vibrio diseases are significant because of their role as “the microbial barometer of climate change,” wrote Craig Baker-Austin, a microbiologist at the University of East Anglia, in a recent paper.

Of course, the entire dialogue fails to mention that we are now in one of six (count them, six) interglacial periods.

During the 2.5 million years of the Pleistocene, numerous glacials, or significant advances of continental ice sheets, in North America and Europe, occurred at intervals of approximately 40,000 to 100,000 years. The long glacial periods were separated by more temperate and shorter interglacials.

During interglacials, such as the present one, the climate warms and the tundra recedes polewards following the ice sheets. Forests return to areas that once supported tundra vegetation. Interglacials are identified on land or in shallow epicontinental seas by their paleontology. Floral and faunal remains of species pointing to temperate climate and indicating a specific age are used to identify particular interglacials. Commonly used are mammalian and molluscan species, pollen and plant macro-remains (seeds and fruits). However, many other fossil remains may be helpful: insects, ostracods, foraminifera, diatoms, etc. Recently, ice cores and ocean sediment cores provide more quantitative and accurately-dated evidence for temperatures and total ice volumes.

Interglacials and glacials coincide with cyclic changes in Earth’s orbit. Three orbital variations contribute to interglacials. The first is a change in Earth’s orbit around the Sun, or eccentricity. The second is a shift in the tilt of Earth’s axis, or obliquity. The third is the wobbling motion of Earth’s axis, or precession.

Life will generally find a way to expand its range, taking advantage of new climate opportunities.

However, linking flesh-eating bacteria to climate crisis may give the CDC a way to take advantage of preferred political narrative funding opportunities.

Interestingly, there are many types of bacteria that can cause the “flesh-eating disease” called necrotizing fasciitis. The chief culprit in these infections is usually group A Streptococcus (group A strep). You can get those infections from cuts, scrapes, and surgery sites that get infected.

For example, one Seattle woman recently was attacked during a robbery, and the lacerations became infected.

Oyster says they stole her wallet and backpack before continuing to attack and knocking her unconscious.

She woke up at Harborview Medical Center.

Bunky received stitches for the lacerations on her head. The lacerations led to a bacterial infection, which turned flesh-eating. She had surgery Wednesday night. She says she has a long road to recovery ahead. Hopeful that doctors can save her eye and that she can return to her art.

The following video gives a good review of what happens during a Vibrio vulnificus infection, for those of you who are interested.


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