It’s appropriate, for a day that brought us stories about Tiger Woods and Lady Gaga, that another sign of something that will affect a lot of people and will be around years to come, despite all the scrubbing you could possibly do.
Scientists are saying that the next bug that will take over the world, threaten our livelihoods, and destroy our friends and loved ones will be an incurable strain of gonorrhea. The reason? Gonorrhea may grow lager, nastier, and meaner and become completely drug resistant. Meaning you have to stop hanging out in stripclubs, and having unprotected sex in the bathrooms of clubs. Because you could eventually introduce the strain of gonorrhea that’ll kill us with your shenanigans.
Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States. In 2008, there were 336,742 official cases.
Half of the time, I don’t think scientists actually do any research on super-bugs. I think they just point to something that could happen, exaggerate it, and call it a day. In this case, it’s venereal disease. Before, though, it was bird flu and swine flu – which created such hilarious pieces of media like Birdemic. If incurable gonorrhea can give us anything as similarly entertaining, I feel it’d be totally worth it.