You know what they say,
Everyone is watching America and America is watching Duck Dynasty.
Reality shows seem to be on the rise in American households whether it’s a TV series involving a husband/wife raising twenty kids, a guy trying to find a girl, or a girl trying to find guy, or a guy trying to find a guy, or a girl trying to find a girl, or the amish just trying to find. Or. Or. Or. The list goes on. You’ve seen them.
I recently received a FaceBook post: Reality shows are for those who can’t handle Science Fiction. I agree, myself not being a big fan of anything realistic. I get real everyday. So when I want to escape through a good book, or TV, or at the movies; reality is the last thing I want to see.
I might assume you feel the same, since you are visiting and/or following a science fiction blogsite.
However, to teeter on the reality bandwagon, did you know diseases caused by ticks are on the rise. And that those in the know, like the Center for Disease Control (CDC), are not sure what to do about it.
Reality—Lyme disease is estimated to invade 300,000 individuals each year with only about 30,000 cases reported. The factual information on diseases caused by ticks is presented in the January/February 2014 issue of Discover magazine. In August 2013, a young person died from the tick borne Powassen virus which caused encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. And there are reports of the existence of a new Lyme-like disease which causes flu-like symptoms.