We're All Gonna Die: The Infectious Pandemics of Summer 2012

Dude! What a shitty garbage year this has been. I mean, pretty much every year in the history of years has been a shitty garbage year — "happiness" is really just a euphemism for "successful garbage mitigation" — but 2012 has been particularly gross in a lot of ways. Half the country thinks rape is hilarious.… » 8/28/12 5:00pm 8/28/12 5:00pm

Aimee Copeland, Victim of Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Is Finally Able to Speak

There's some good news in the case of Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old woman in Georgia who came down with a horrifying case of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) that started after a flesh-eating bacteria called Aeromonas hydrophila infected a gash in her leg. She first cut her leg on May 1st, and several days later she was… » 5/28/12 8:45pm 5/28/12 8:45pm

Georgia Woman Slowly Recovering from the Flesh-Eating Infection that Claimed Her Leg

Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old Georgia woman who contracted a flesh-eating virus after cutting open her leg on May 1st, has regained consciousness, but remains in critical condition at an Augusta hospital. Copeland was using a homemade zip line near the Little Tallapoosa River when the zip line snapped, causing her to… » 5/15/12 5:45pm 5/15/12 5:45pm