Car-accident level headaches, body aches that feel like you just went 8 rounds with that monkey from “Any which way but Loose”, Runny noses that keep Kleenex’s profit in the green & Pressure similar to 150ft below sea level… all of these symptoms have one thing in common, they are caused by the common cold. Now… what if I told you this medicine-head inducing pain in our ass could be a thing of the past? According to Steve Connor, Science Editor for the UK’s Independent, humanity might just be on to something great! To quote Mr. Connor:
In a dramatic breakthrough that could affect millions of lives, scientists have been able to show for the first time that the body’s immune defences can destroy the common cold virus after it has actually invaded the inner sanctum of a human cell, a feat that was believed until now to be impossible.
The discovery opens the door to the development of a new class of antiviral drugs that work by enhancing this natural virus-killing machinery of the cell. Scientists believe the first clinical trials of new drugs based on the findings could begin within two to five years.
My first question is what the hell are all of those people working for NyQuil/DayQuil going to do? Imagine a world where the Cold will be talked about like Polio and Men wearing wigs in high-court (huh… oh, they still do that?). A world where Kleenex is used entirely for allergies, teenage boys and women watching commercials with sick kids during “that special time of the month”. Truly a monumental time in our history people!!! What’s next? Cancer… deafness… thrombosed exposed anal hemorrhoidal lesions (please!?).
For the entire article… check it out HERE