Saturday, April 08, 2006

A major health problem that we should get rid of.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, what was the main health problem in Italy?

It was malaria.

"It was the cause of low productivity, poverty, and economic backwardness, while it also stunted literacy, limited political participation, and undermined the army."

( http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=0300108990 Amazon.com: The Conquest of Malaria : Italy, 1900-1962: Books ... )

Should malaria be got rid of? Or, is it useful as a way of keeping down the size of the population?

Malaria was got rid of in Italy. Italy was sprayed with chemicals and malaria was gone by around 1962.

Italy does not have a problem of too many babies. Italy’s Birth Rate is The Second Lowest in the Western World

What about Africa and the rest of the Third World?

Over 1 million die from Malaria each year.

Malaria is a cause of low productivity, poverty, and economic backwardness, while it also stunts literacy....

Malaria could be got rid of.

When prosperity rises, families tend to have fewer babies.

With rising world temperatures, perhaps it is time to wipe out malaria.

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