The super bug MRSA has been getting a lot of press lately. Once only found in hospitals, there have been more than a few cases of high-school athletes and school-age children coming down with and even dying from MRSA (a antibiotic resistant strand of staph bacteria). Nevertheless, the majority of cases do happen in hospitals. This was the inspiration behind the silver-lined pajamas, recently introduced in the UK. Before you start thinking, "Wow! I thought silver linings were just for clouds. That sounds so fancy" – let me clarify. The PJs are made with fabric that contains 2 percent silver, which is known as an infection-fighting element and will hopefully increase protection for open wounds (that is how MRSA gets into the blood stream). The pajamas are on sale now in London for about $100 a pair, but many feel that the public should not have to protect themselves from MRSA with silver PJs and that hospitals should be taking care of the problem.
I don't know about you, but it sounds gimmicky to me. On the other hand, every little bit of protection could help. What do you think . . .