Thursday, April 26, 2007

Anti-malarial bed nets: the $10 dollar insult

Its been a while since I posted on DDT and malaria on the assumption that now the ban on its use has been lifted, all would progress smoothly and the plague of malaria in Africa would soon be eliminated.  Sadly this is not yet so. 
Ecomyths have an amazing ability to survive long past their due date.  Despite all the science, despite all the official apologies and nice rhetoric, Africans are still be asked to accept second-rate charitable handouts because of the persistence of an ecomyth, that somehow spraying DDT to kill insects is "bad".
I am really tiring of so much green ideology killing people.