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Mosquitoes against people: we are killed, we survive

Mosquitoes against people: we are killed, we survive

Uploading her material about the climate of the XXI century, she promised to talk about mosquitoes, perhaps the main among the most effective natural enemies of mankind. And to start with, Bill Gates has already spent $4 million to create killer mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes do not fly on a green ball

The bred mosquitoes themselves must be harmless to humans, but they must exterminate other mosquitoes that carry dangerous diseases. Gates has already said that his project will help defeat malaria, which kills more than a million people every year.

Malaria is known to be transmitted from person to person through mosquito bites: the causative agent of the disease, the malarial Plasmodium, must develop in the intestines of the mosquito and penetrate into its salivary glands in order for the insect to become dangerous to humans. Progress against malaria is said to have stalled since 2015, and it's even explained why.

Malaria mosquitoes and the parasites they carry are becoming resistant to insecticides and drugs. Within the framework of the project, only male mosquitoes are hatched (females bite a person). Special genetically modified killer mosquitoes destroy relatives through mating: future generations are given a gene that prevents the cubs from surviving to adulthood, when they begin to drink blood.

The project is being implemented by the British biotechnology company Oxitec. But it is interesting that both projects are projects of Gates and British companies! And the first antimalarial mosquitoes have already appeared. Scientists shortened the lifespan of the mosquito itself so that the modified mosquitoes would die sooner, and the parasite would die with them.

If the technology justifies itself, then over the next two to three years, scientists are going to conduct field trials in one of the African countries. So far, it is planned to test new mosquitoes in conditions closest to natural ones and evaluate their effectiveness.

The experience of the past years has proved that the fight against malaria is much more difficult than it might seem at first glance. Now it is proposed to use an integrated approach: to create new drugs, new vaccines and new mosquitoes. However, the good, at first glance, ideas had critics who believe that Oxitec and Gates, in the pursuit of profit, can destroy mosquitoes as a species.

So, the project was approved by the Florida authorities in August 2020 and involved the distribution of 750 million individuals of genetically modified male mosquitoes. The GMO mosquito used in the project has been codenamed OX5034. Other genetic variants of these mosquitoes have already been distributed in Brazil (2011), Panama (2016), and are being tested for use in India.

Critics of the project point out that Oxitec has not shown any numerical indicators: reduction in the proportion of dangerous mosquitoes, survival, life expectancy and the ratio of males to females. And plans by the Florida authorities to use GMO mosquitoes have caused concern among the residents of the state.

A petition was even created on to stop the mosquito project Oxitec. The petition was signed by almost 240 thousand people who demand "not allow the US to be used as a testing laboratory for genetic experiments».

“The GMO mosquito experiment must be stopped. This isn't just about Florida - it's a matter of national security. The Mosquito Control Authority in the Florida Keys does not have the right to decide for everyone."

say the activists of the "GMO-free USA" group.

Their demands were joined by activists from the Coalition Against GMO Mosquitoes, who point out that Oxitec itself claims that its products are "experimental in nature"and

"cannot guarantee that the biological materials provided will function in a certain way, fulfill a certain purpose and will not contain hidden or other defects."

Is there life without mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are food for birds and bats, and fish and frogs feed on their larvae. So the destruction of mosquitoes can lead to changes in the food chain. And in vain someone hopes that no one else will encroach on human blood.

This will continue to be done by horseflies, deer bloodsuckers, midges, ixodid ticks, the rarest "vampire butterflies" - calyptras and land leeches. And there will be more of them. And in order to pass, for example, through the hordes of midges near the pond, you will need to wear special clothes and a mask.

Swifts and swallows due to lack of mosquitoes can leave the city. In the Arctic tundra, bird populations without feeding on mosquitoes will greatly decrease in numbers, some will even disappear altogether. In lakes and rivers, fish species that fed only on mosquito larvae, such as mosquito fish, will disappear. The rest of the fish will adapt to other foods. Whoever fails will perish.

Deer will be able to migrate to places where mosquitoes will be many times less, but the load of deer on biocenoses will increase, they will destroy all plants and lichens. And if people do not begin to feed the reindeer, then these animals will eventually simply die out, and the peoples that depend on them will have to move south.

Frogs will learn to live without mosquitoes, they will eat butterflies and flies. Bats will catch more moths. All this will reduce the number of flies. Who eats flies? By the way, flies, like bees, are important pollinators, pollinating wild flowers, they help small mammals that eat the fruits of plants.

Flies are also important in the process of decomposition of biological waste. Fly larvae have an interesting feature: they secrete a special secret, which is an antibiotic. The fly has also become an ideological source for the creation of many devices. For example, the fly's eye was the progenitor of the modern digital camera. The fly, like the mosquito, is part of the food chain. What will happen if they disappear is difficult to predict.

Phil Lounibos, an entomologist at the University of Florida, believes that killing mosquitoes "fraught with unwanted side effects". He says mosquitoes that feed on flower nectar play an important role in pollination. And he points out that the very fact that the niche occupied by mosquitoes will be occupied by other insects is part of the problem. After all, a species that has disappeared can be replaced by another,even more dangerous in terms of human health". And the new species, he believes, could spread disease faster and farther than mosquitoes today.

And the American writer David Quammen believes that mosquitoes limit the destructive influence of man on the natural environment. So, mosquitoes make tropical rainforests uninhabitable for humans. And rainforests, which are home to many plants and living beings, are in serious danger precisely because of human activities.

“No one has done more in the last 10 years to stop deforestation than mosquitoes.”

Quammen says.

Do not spare money and cartridges!

The extermination of mosquitoes is also a philosophical problem. After all, it is morally wrong to destroy an entire species of living beings! These are the controversies around genetically modified mosquitoes. The question immediately arises: what is the main goal of these new projects? It seems, as usual, it's about money! Let's look at the UN documents. What is the main thing in them?

In November 2022, a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was published. The main conclusion of the report is that as climate change intensifies around the world, countries must dramatically increase the amount of funding for adaptation to the climate storm.

UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen stressed:

“Countries need to back up the strong statements of the Climate Pact with strong action by increasing investment.”

According to him, the cost of climate action is five to ten times higher than international financial flows.

Therefore, there is an urgent need for unprecedented political will and long-term investment. Investment is needed forsustainable development". UN Secretary General António Guterres is confident that it is still possible to accelerate progress towards sustainable development, but “it requires sustainable funding and political solidarity».
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 2 May 2023 05: 27
    Bill Gates is playing with fire... his killer mosquitoes can mutate into a new subspecies of mosquitoes with different skills and abilities... extremely dangerous games with living organisms that nature has honed for millions of years.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 2 May 2023 17: 46
      The term "Sustainable Development", which is mentioned by the UN Secretary General, was coined by the philosopher of globalism Schwab, for the ideas of his masters. Globalists are not worried about Nature at all, but about stopping progress, reducing production, and reducing the world's population to 1~2 billion. First of all, globalists are worried about their comfort! After all, managing a growing number of people is becoming increasingly difficult.
      1. BMP-2
        BMP-2 3 May 2023 12: 14
        In fact, the term "sustainable development" was not coined by Schwab. The term was introduced into scientific circles in 1983 by the Brundtland Commission. The creation of the commission was an initiative of the then UN Secretary General Perez de Cuellar. Defining it as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," this commission did not specify how such development could be achieved, which led to many interpretations. And Schwab is only the creator of one of those: one of the most blasphemous and vile.
  2. andrewkor
    andrewkor 2 May 2023 05: 53
    It’s dry in the basement of my Khrushchev, thanks to the ZhEK and plumbers. Therefore, for the whole summer, single individuals bother me. I have been living in Tashkent for 42 years.
    1. t7310
      t7310 4 May 2023 12: 36
      You just don’t hear them, after 25 years people stop hearing mosquitoes, they bite when you sleep, and everything heals without a trace until morning
  3. Nikolay Malyugin
    Nikolay Malyugin 2 May 2023 06: 06
    Scientists have been working on this issue for a long time. Charles Darwin spoke about how the disappearance of harmful insects can affect large specimens of the fauna. Everything in the world is connected. A person, protecting himself, takes water procedures. He tries to be physically cleaner. Nature also needs this. , we bark the opportunity for the forest to breathe. The influence of man on nature must be thoughtful and scientifically substantiated. Then there will be no floods, no fires, no hordes of ticks.
    1. frog
      frog 2 May 2023 13: 43
      How do clearings in the forest contribute to the absence of floods and ticks? This is not to mention the fact that a person, both in his own settlements and around him, dumps out so much waste of his own life that he simply delivers about the clearings here ....
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 May 2023 06: 32
    "Good" mosquitoes against "bad" mosquitoes, but isn't this a utopia? I immediately remembered the 60s and good Chinese against "bad" sparrows in the struggle to preserve the crop. Everyone knows how it ended. But about money, I agree with the author, all the more so given the following quote:
    spending on climate action is five to ten times higher than international financial flows.
    1. BMP-2
      BMP-2 3 May 2023 12: 19
      The Chinese against the sparrows - that's okay. I remember another analogy from the 60s: the Colorado potato beetle against the potato aphid! This beetle ate aphids, but then he began to eat potatoes, and so far no one has figured out how to get rid of the beetle.
  5. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 2 May 2023 07: 27
    Anna Kozyreva, there is a strange quote at the very beginning of the article.
    "Malaria is spread from person to person through the bite of a mosquito".
    Malaria is not spread from person to person.
    It is transmitted through mosquito bites.
    From an infected person, another person cannot become infected.
    Please correct, I think it's just a typo.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 2 May 2023 08: 43
      You wrote correctly, but to be precise, the ways of infection from person to person still exist, although they are quite rare: vertical (from mother to fetus) and parenteral (through blood transfusion and organ transplantation).
      1. Blacksmith 55
        Blacksmith 55 2 May 2023 08: 53
        Yes you are right .
        It really happens.
    2. frog
      frog 2 May 2023 13: 44
      Isn't it all the same to a respected author?)
    3. Eule
      Eule 3 May 2023 09: 30
      The author is confused. GMO mosquitoes will only kill Anopheles, and species that feed only on plant sap will not be affected in any way. So the frogs will not starve.
  6. ee2100
    ee2100 2 May 2023 08: 02
    The author marked with a picture a malarial mosquito and a normal mosquito.
    In nature, three species of Culex, Aedes and Anopheles are distributed in one - a carrier of malaria.
    The article does not indicate the GMOs being developed - mosquitoes are only an Anopheles species or they will (may) mate with other species.
    It must be said that these species differ morphologically.
    And further.
    Culex and Aedes mosquitoes carry diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, etc.
  7. Million
    Million 2 May 2023 09: 24
    Bill Gates is already too active a character on the world stage. And his activity, lately, is seen in a negative way.
    Isn't it time to stop him before he does a lot of evil?
  8. bandabas
    bandabas 2 May 2023 09: 28
    Alexander Bushkov. The story "Continent", 1996 (year of writing: 1981). From a conversation between Baron Saturday and journalist Guy.
    "Here, for example, Red Helicopters, in which all these chimpanzees, bears and
    lynxes and shoot people from the air. Pure water surr, right? The animals do not
    sometimes helicopters with machine guns. And here they have machine guns, that's all.
    The nonsense is not in helicopters, but in the fact that animals shoot at people. AND
    only. Maybe when you were shooting at the beasts, it seemed to the beasts
    irrationalism, and now they've given you your share of the surre. That's right, Guy."

    How many times have "experiments" come around. And they will haunt hi .
  9. Maks1995
    Maks1995 2 May 2023 10: 25
    Well, how much they steal is a separate issue. Here on VO there are enough examples described when money has been mastered, the results are not so hot, but you can’t name your full name, otherwise the risk will join N.

    Then something else. There is a problem and different people are trying to solve it. It is clear that it will not work to destroy mosquitoes at once, but at least accumulate statistics - what, how, why, and what options are better - people are trying.

    And it's hypocritical to say - ah, "Deer with .... in the end they will simply die out," then this is just an illogical stretch.
    Here, dying 1 people a year are somehow not up to future, and obviously inaccurate, stretches ...
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 2 May 2023 17: 37
      In general, forecasts-warnings are described in various fantastic stories. About how dangerous it is to influence such an important biological species!
      Kir Bulychev has a story --- "Where the Komgus Fly", where a classmate and friend of Alisa Selezneva took up the solution of this particular problem! Komarina! So that mosquitoes fly south in the summer, and introduced genes from geese to mosquitoes. The result was a monster the size of a goose, and with an intermediate morphology. And she wanted to drink the blood of her creator with a mosquito trunk the size of an elbow ... But everything ended well.
      There is also a series of Harry Harrison "The World of Death", where people decided to correct the nature of one planet. Well, the escalation has begun.
      Lem also has a pro
      Great Fish Pint

      with a similar situation...
      1. Maks1995
        Maks1995 2 May 2023 18: 18
        Fiction for that and fantasy, to give warnings.
        But, if this Million of those dying annually from malaria is reduced to 400 thousand, then 600 will be grateful ...
      2. bandabas
        bandabas 3 May 2023 12: 51
        I do not argue. I just read it in 1997 in the collection "Wolf Sun". Liked the story itself. Really surr.
  10. Esaul
    Esaul 2 May 2023 10: 42
    Knowing Gates, under the guise of fighting malaria, together with the pharmaceutical giants, he is testing the latest genetic weapon. While on mosquitoes, and then they will switch to people to reduce the world's population to 1,5-2 billion people.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 2 May 2023 17: 57
      Quote: Esaul
      ....... and then they will switch to people to reduce the population of the planet .......

      Globalists want to carry out an anthropological division of people. In order for the "chosen ones" to receive the best medical services, the best medicines, they could live up to 100~120 years. While the bulk of the population would not have the entire range of free medical services, but for a fee --- they could not, with their own money. Such people would not live to retire.
      Also, the term "sustainable development" actually means a steady deterioration in life, deprivation, "patagonization".
      And again, referring to fiction, it's already been written! For example, Paul Anderson wrote several works that led to poverty, poverty, chaos, hunger, and other troubles.
      1. Eule
        Eule 3 May 2023 09: 33
        Quote: Reptiloid
        not all not the whole range of free medical services

        Do not need!
        As a man who lost his wife because of "medicine named after Medvedev" with electronic queues and other perversions, I am sure that medicine can be either Soviet or totally paid, but then no requisitions in compulsory medical insurance and PFR, only voluntary insurance, if necessary .
  11. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 2 May 2023 11: 23
    Special genetically modified killer mosquitoes destroy relatives through mating: future generations are given a gene that prevents the cubs from surviving to adulthood, when they begin to drink blood.
    it has been in history

    everything ended not quite as planned, as if after that you didn’t have to buy mosquitoes
  12. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 2 May 2023 16: 12
    Gates has already said that his project will help defeat malaria, which kills more than a million people every year.
    Strangely, there are completely different statistics in the public domain:
    In the world, 240-250 million cases of malaria infection per year, mortality - 200-300 thousand per year.
    Those. mortality in malaria of the total number of infections is much less than 1%.
    Main distribution sites:
    Malaria remains endemic in tropical and subtropical countries

    A reasonable question arises, what is this venerable programmer suddenly preoccupied with this problem? The answer is, is this program a cover for the development of a new type of biological weapon?
    So far, no one has abandoned the idea of ​​a "golden billion". hi
  13. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 7 May 2023 14: 30
    Quote: eule
    Quote: Reptiloid
    not all not the whole range of free medical services

    Do not need!
    As a man who lost his wife because of "medicine named after Medvedev" with electronic queues and other perversions, I am sure that medicine can be either Soviet or totally paid, but then no requisitions in compulsory medical insurance and PFR, only voluntary insurance, if necessary .

    And my daughter was saved after an accident under compulsory medical insurance, free of charge and without pressure on the paw. And if only everything was paid, we would live on the street, after paying the bills (at best).