Was I too busy to notice?
With the exception of Glenn Beck’s idiot return to 1950s science in an effort to bring back 1950s politics, I didn’t see any major calls for DDT to be brought back to fight West Nile Virus this summer, not even from the Hoover Institute.
DDT is particularly ill-adapted for fighting West Nile Virus. The mosquitoes that carry it are best fought in the larval stage, before they mature. DDT is exactly wrong for water applications.
But that didn’t stop people from asking for DDT as a barrier to WNV in the past. Is some intelligence taking hold now?
Did I miss the editorials? Maybe it was a better summer than it felt like.