Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, December 3, 2004 10:14 pm

Dilemma? Or darned good idea?

Filed under: Weird — Lex @ 10:14 pm

Mr. Sun calls the notion of curing certain childhood cancers with a weakened version of the herpes simplex virus a “dilemma.”

With all due respect to my good friend Mr. Sun, given that the virus’s disease-causing agent is deactivated before the virus is injected, I see no dilemma at all. Rather, I think of it more like using maggots to clean a wound, particularly at the point of reattachment of a severed limb: The idea makes you want to vomit, but if it works great with no side effects to the patient, you should probably just get over that.

Or am I being excessively pragmatic here?

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