Mosquitos are normally transmittors of disease, and they are very efficient and discreet.
Keep that in mind while reading this......
Researchers altered the salivary glands of the Anopheles stephensi mosquito, dubbed a "flying vaccinator," so that it carried the Leishmania vaccine within its saliva.
These mosquitos could be used to formulate a new strategy in the global fight against malaria.
"What's more, continuous exposure to bites will maintain high levels of protective immunity, through natural boosting, for a lifetime.
However, the researchers admit that there are barriers to using this form of vaccination in the wild, including issues of controlling dosage, "medical safety issues" and the "issues of public acceptance to [the] release of transgenic mosquitoes."
So what else could these altered salivary glands carry?
What other "fight" is often mentioned requiring a global strategy could these genetically altered mosquitos be used for?
If continued exposure through mosquito bites could deliver immunity, would it not make sense that they could also deliver disease and death? Through vaccination?
Wouldn't that be helpful in the fight to reduce global population that the powerful people often refer to?
When I saw this story, I immediately recalled this
Gates declares, "First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."
Just a thought....