Edit: OMG, even the original article is titled poorly with some clickbait.
The symbol of commerce is TWO snakes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus
It's likely accidental that some organisations use the Caduceus thinking that it is the rod of Asclepius, but I personally see it as symbolic of itself: some health organisations are indeed focused on health, others on commerce.
Either way, it's always a good idea to at least make a basic attempt at knowing the history and meaning of the symbol you're employing.
Although the history is interesting and I wish godspeed to the purists.
Although, maybe in the U.S. healthcare is often viewed as a form of commerce by so many, it is being used appropriately after all.
We're both about a half hour from the nearest place that keeps anti-venom, assuming we could drive that distance after a bite.
Any advances on this front would be huge for so many people - from cheaper, coverage for more species, immunisation, longer shelf life, self service (epi pen style) etc.
Hippie romances... not so interesting though.
What we do is keep compression bandages ready. Other than anti-venom, which I believe is expensive and has a 5 year shelf life if refrigerated, this is the next best thing you can do. I know of some people at very remote properties keep antivenom but they are many hours from a hospital.
Here's a naughty python I had to get out of the chicken coop 2 weeks ago: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FS1oVoxdW4hXTnsx1
And... possibly. But my understanding is they're expensive / in short supply, require careful environmental control (though a fridge probably cuts it) and they have a relatively short shelf life.
Plus in many cases, people most at risk are a good way from cool storage.
I think there's also a need in some - but thankfully not all cases now - to identify the species via swab & test. If you get bit, you probably know the type that bit you, but it's not guaranteed.
Death adders and tipans will end your life rapidly but browns, blacks and the rest you should have enough time to get to hospital. When someone turns up in ED we need to make sure they are envenomated before administering the antidote.
Further, everything in health is decided by economics. There are 550 snake bites in Australia (approx) with around 2 deaths a year.
Antivenom costs around $5-10k per hit. Economics of making it ‘more’ available don’t really add up, and we do a pretty damn good with current availability
The breeding/shedding thing is a myth: www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=4750
And the supposed general aggression of Tiger snakes is a popular cultural exaggeration. They do prefer to retreat. They're supposedly only aggressive if cornered or attacked first: https://australianmuseum.net.au/tiger-snake
Personally, of venomous snakes, I've only ever seen Browns and Blacks, both always decided, with extreme urgency, to run away.
I once saw a couple of cunts swatting at a juvenile brown with a water bottle. Given that people will be stupid, and yet only a few die a year from snakes, I think you can safely worry about more serious threats to your life: like sugar, bankers, or politicians.
I was more commenting on OP, in some advice against trying to pose for a photo with one :P
We've unknowingly stepped over death adders before, and only noticed when we went back the same way. They're the fastest striking snake on the planet, and do themselves no favours by staying very still (they're ambush predators) despite large humans stomping around near them -- but I gather strikes are relatively rare.
Never actually seen a Tiger snake - my neighbour saw it near their pool, but it's very late summer, and while they're poikilothermic, I doubt they feel especially energetic or antagonistic in 40C heat. Anyway, apparently it hid in the grass, then wandered off when the humans got too close (they thought they'd seen something there while gardening, but weren't sure -- they were not looking for the snake).
Chanakya's ArthaShastra has been wrongly described as similar to Machiavellian works which deals with only espionage & subverting a rival power. The Arthashastra deals with that, but that is only 5-10% of the whole. The remaining parts of Arthashasrtra describes an entire economic model for nations / kingdoms to follow, the duties of a king, how to deal with rebellion etc - many, & almost all still applicable to modern society.
Also, maybe it's the art direction or lighting of the photography (and/or Photoshop) but Steve looks very healthy - as much as one can tell from appearance alone.