Monday, February 18, 2008

Forget the nets, use the spray

Pres. Bush is in Africa and touting US efforts to ensure enough bed netting is sent to Tanzania to protect every child between ages 1 and 5 from malarial mosquitoes. If he wanted to do something REALLY useful, he'd encourage the export of DDT to Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and other malaria-zone African countries to kill the mosquitoes. It's still the most effective, least expensive and non-invasive manner to save lives lost to malaria available.

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