Wiping Out Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes, Other Species Not Best Approach To Prevention, Bill Gates Says
Devex: Why Bill Gates thinks we shouldn’t kill all the mosquitoes to end malaria
“Bill Gates is not convinced that wiping out all the world’s mosquitoes is a good approach for alleviating the suffering caused by malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. … The billionaire philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on malaria vaccine research, pointed out that in selecting certain species for extinction, humans might make a mistake, accidentally eliminating a species that plays a key ecosystem role…” (Igoe, 9/21).
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