Today is World Malaria Day, and celebrities and public officials were out in force to raise awareness:
Twitter users in both Africa and the U.S. noted that the battle against malaria is most effective if bed nets and other environmentalist-sanctioned approaches are supplemented with judicious use of pesticides that kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria:
Thank you, Twitter, for reminding us that pesticides are of enormous benefit to humanity. Misguided opposition to their use by U.S.-based environmentalist groups has possibly resulted in hundreds of thousands of unnecessary malaria deaths in Africa and elsewhere. If malaria eradication were truly a top concern for these celebrities, they’d trade in once-a-year P.C. platitudes for informed, reality-based solutions.