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We don’t need billion$ to prevent Zika

Controlling mosquitoes and preventing diseases requires smarter policies, not more billions Paul Driessen and Robert Novak The Zika virus is increasingly linked to serious neurological complications for pregnant women and microcephaly in newborns: smaller than normal heads and brains. It also affects areas of fetal brains that control basic muscular, motor, speech and other functions, leading [...]

May 9, 2016  /  No Comments ››

A bee in their bonnet

“Activists aren’t asking for investigation into these problems – which calls their science, sincerity and integrity into question. Their track record on DDT and malaria underscores this modus operandi. The activists get money, publicity, power and phony solutions – and end up hurting the very things (bees and people) they profess to care so much about.”

May 22, 2013  /  No Comments ››
"Bed Nets Enough"

Malaria Atonement and Forgiveness

In this politicized age, many people have their own lists of folks who “ought to be seeking forgiveness.” I’m on several – including Greenpeace’s roster of “climate criminals”…

January 10, 2012  /  No Comments ››

Rachel Carson was wrong!

And her alarmist claims about DDT cost millions of lives by Paul Driessen www.RachelWasWrong.org May 24, 2007 Environmental and other cultural myths often stand in the way of human progress. Even worse, they can result in devastating consequences. In fact, today millions of people around the world suffer the painful and often deadly effects of [...]

May 24, 2007  /  2 Comments ››

Learn the facts about DDT and malaria

Valuable articles about pesticides and disease Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) November 2004 For further background about malaria and DDT, we recommend the following: Amir Attaran, Karen I. Barnes, et al., “WHO, the Global Fund, and medical malpractice in malaria treatment,” The Lancet, January 17, 2004. Eleven malaria experts criticize WHO and Global Fund for providing medicines [...]

November 14, 2004  /  No Comments ››

Letter to President Bush

Urging support for pesticides to control malaria by Roy Innis Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) November 2004 President George W. Bush The White House Washington, DC  20500 Dear President Bush: There is no more important human right than to live. Without life, all other human rights are irrelevant. Somehow, America’s and the world’s malaria control agencies [...]

November 14, 2004  /  No Comments ››

Country-club anxieties vs malaria victims

It’s time to remove life-threatening chemical phobias from laws and public policies by Paul K. Driessen November 2004 Millions of people may have gotten an eleventh-hour death-row reprieve when President Bush won re-election. His commitment to ending killer diseases in developing countries is rock solid – whereas his opponent’s environmental views often obstruct progress.   [...]

November 14, 2004  /  No Comments ››

Myths and Facts about DDT

DDT saved lives without hurting people or the environment by Donald E. Waite Donald Waite October 2004 Dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane was first introduced for commercial use in the United States in 1947. It was the most effective of all of the synthetic insecticides, and the least costly to produce. As mentioned previously, it was widely used during [...]

October 14, 2004  /  3 Comments ››

Senate Foreign Relations Committee studies malaria and pesticides

Two of the world’s foremost experts on malaria and other infectious diseases testified on October 6, 2004, before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Kansas Senator Sam Brownback presiding), on: “Neglected diseases in East Asia: Are public health programs working?” Robert Desowitz, Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine and Medical Microbiology at the University of [...]

October 14, 2004  /  No Comments ››

Eco Myths Revealed

Eco-Imperialism.com October 2004 Much of the anti-DDT hysteria generated by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring, and by assorted eco-activists, involved erroneous and even fraudulent scientific studies. In one, a researcher reported that mice fed DDT developed cancer – but withheld the fact that mice which were not fed DDT actually developed more cancers than did those fed DDT. The oft-cited [...]

October 14, 2004  /  No Comments ››