Skip to comments.Bill Gates Foundation funds bizarre project
Posted on 10/26/2008 4:44:17 PM PDT by Goonch
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded 100,000 dollars each on Wednesday to scientists in 22 countries including funding for a Japanese proposal to turn mosquitos into "flying syringes" delivering vaccines.
Considering the amount of disease they spread, this is an interesting concept. Good for them.
If they do this and it works, I swear I’ll never swat a mosquito again!
It’s a ridiculous project.
Now if they fund flying beer cans and kegs, then I’ll stop making fun of Gates (side from Vista).
Can I get some money ? i have tried for years to get syringes to turn into mosquitos
Bill Gates, criminal, moonbat
Have you seen your shrink lately?
There has been a lot of discussion about delivering vaccines, such as bait for rabies, to wild animals. I’m not sure how effective the delivery will be considering the number of animals and different diseases to be targeted.
Unless you have an allergy that you’re unaware of or simply don’t want the vaccination.
“So, what if you had mosquitoes sucking blood with vaccines in it, and then releasing them to bite everyone. :) “
Yeah it would be a perfect way to deploy vaccines or biological weapons. Never mind getting someones consent before you inject them with medicine. Never mind that the vaccine would be impossible to control once released.
We got billions for condoms but can’t afford a cheap one use syringe?
Screw them. Take western money and refuse to fight disease with it? Liberal kooks.
There is a reason the developed countries have been developed. Perhaps they should look to expand those features and forget turning the most deadly lifeform on earth into a uncontrollable tool.
So, are they going to paint little red crosses on the vaccine mosquitoes so you can tell them from the ones that are going to give you malaria?
Nobody sees a locust in that picture above.....it’s not a mosquito. Regardless, it’s a terrible idea and I don’t want things flying around injecting me with God knows what.
Turning lemons in to lemonade?
Fortunately, now that Microsoft is involved, symptoms will include only slowing down, turning blue, expanding to fill the entire size made available by any piece of clothing, and the inability to perform a variety of tasks that were once a cinch. But we will have the fine control needed to pee wicked shapes in the snow...
But seriously, many in these countries (and here in America) think our attempts to help folks are merely ploys to "give brown and black people AIDS" and "exploit the poor". Do we want every mosquito-borne disease to be blamed on sinister American plots? Theirs is a culture which blames the village's one successful farmer for the crop failures of the rest, and then kills him to snuff out the evil spirits or end his dead grandmother's curse...kinda like the direction some in America want to take us, but I digress.
The whole idea of breeding mosquitos to spread anything is a horrible idea. That could be the plot of a Tom Clancy novel. Imagine global elitists having the mindset of a Pol Pot; they inoculate themselves and their cadres against a deadly hemorragic virus like Ebola, then turn loose the mosquitos to do wipe out the opposition.
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