Does Al Gore like hotel room “massages”
In the context of yesterday’s Lancet report that the WHO has grossly underreported the global malaria toll, Washington Post reporter Dave Brown writes,
… Malaria was eliminated from the United States in 1951 and from Europe in 2009. More than 90 percent of deaths from the infection now occur in sub-Saharan Africa, where children are at highest risk…
As we have pointed out many times (example), every time a journalist writes about bald eagles, DDT will always be blamed (erroneously) for the near-demise of the bird.
But now in the context of wiping out malaria, Brown as Stalinized DDT out of the facts.
Malaria was eliminated from the U.S., Canada and Western Europe by the widespread application of DDT — malaria did not mysteriously or magically disappear as Brown would have WashPost readers believe.