Comments on: With Zika, ethical and medical questions — and few answers http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/02/with-zika-ethical-and-medical-questions-and-few-answers/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CanyonLiveOak http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/02/with-zika-ethical-and-medical-questions-and-few-answers/#comment-1127613 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:16:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46142#comment-1127613 Wiping out an entire species of Mosquito is an insane approach. Before any action is taken we tend to look at the positives and negatives resulting from that action. we can all see the the target positive of no more mosquitos left to spread Zika. The alarming part though is those who would claim to be able to list all of the negatives. No doubt at least one or two scientists will step forward with expertise ad nauseum in some narrow field, and claim that they know all of the side effects of wiping out a species. No one knows all of the side effects of taking such an action! What if there are unintended consequences to pollinators? (Think accelerated colony collapse disorder. What if such widespread use of DDT poisons our groundwater? I am not a scientist, and my what if questions may be way off target, but my tendency to question is right on the mark. The world is not a bunch of piecewise disjoint objects where you can just remove things without consequence. This much I know.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/02/with-zika-ethical-and-medical-questions-and-few-answers/#comment-1127600 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:52:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46142#comment-1127600 If anything keeps population explosion under control, that’s a good thing. Zika only has the advantage because of the millions of hosts in overcrowded slums.

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