You know, our emissions aren’t nearly as bad as what’s being touted, yet we apparently need a Minister for the Environment and Climate Change.
Until Culex are acknowledged as Zika vectors and birds (esp. red-whiskered and red-vented bulbuls) are investigated as reservoir / amplifying hosts of Zika, nothing will change in Florida, Houston, or southeast Asia. These regions (and soon, southern California) will be hotbeds of infection for years to come.
Zika cases have not dropped off worldwide, it’s just that cases in rich countries have not been as affected as in poorer countries. Women all over the world are seeking abortions at alarming rates. And Canadian snowbirds who spend months in Florida pose a true risk to the rest of us who remain in Canada.
I wrote to… Read more