Facts, Not Fiction

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. Collapse Details
     
    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Pego View Post
    Color me skeptical about getting rid of the mosquitos (well, al least in a foreseeable future).
    I don't expect them to get rid of the mosquitoes completely, but substantial reduction of their population is within the realm of possibility. In some places they have already achieved major mosquito reductions via low-tech methods such as controlling the buildup of bodies of stagnant water.
    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
     
    #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    from an IP that never sent jazz that PM, never !
    Posts
    7,029
    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    I don't expect them to get rid of the mosquitoes completely, but substantial reduction of their population is within the realm of possibility. In some places they have already achieved major mosquito reductions via low-tech methods such as controlling the buildup of bodies of stagnant water.
    maybe we need to re-introduce nature's mosquito vacuum:
    http://www.batrescue.org/batfacts/batfacts.html


    "A single little brown bat (myotis) can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in a single hour, and is one of the world's longest-lived mammals for its size, with life spans of almost 40 years."
    Last edited by user4; 10-19-2019 at 02:29 PM.
    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
     
    #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    beyond help
    Posts
    12,762
    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    I don't expect them to get rid of the mosquitoes completely, but substantial reduction of their population is within the realm of possibility. In some places they have already achieved major mosquito reductions via low-tech methods such as controlling the buildup of bodies of stagnant water.
    Agreed. My emphasis was on developing better vaccine.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley
    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
     
    #14
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    west of Westeros
    Posts
    61,852
    and then there's bad mosquito news

    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/mosqui...ry?id=65754727
    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
     
    #15
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    west of Westeros
    Posts
    61,852
    European Medicines Agency recommends approval of Ebola vaccine.

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/18/worlds...icines-agency/
    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
     
    #16
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    west of Westeros
    Posts
    61,852
    some promise for a new TB vaccine?

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...content=health
    Reply With Quote
     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •