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  • Reply to: Killing of Plasmodium vivax by Primaquine and Tafenoquine   2 weeks 4 days ago
    The link given in the previous comment is apparently not clickable, but it works in a "Recent Member Weblog" that has been posted, entitled "Link to free P. vivax paper".
  • Reply to: There should be a World Health Assembly resolution for malaria eradication   2 weeks 5 days ago
    Eradication requires a huge final effort, to the inevitable exclusion of public health programs aimed at other diseases which might be relatively more important than malaria at low levels. What is the point of a huge expense to eradicate, when supression has all the necessary advantages.
  • Reply to: Killing of Plasmodium vivax by Primaquine and Tafenoquine   2 weeks 5 days ago
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  • Reply to: Accumulation of the Uncommon: OX513A Releases and Genome Introgression   1 month 2 weeks ago

    That makes sense. I guess we will have to see how this plays out. Thanks for your response!

    Best,

    Beverly

  • Reply to: Accumulation of the Uncommon: OX513A Releases and Genome Introgression   1 month 2 weeks ago

    Hi Beverly,

    Yes, I also understand that there are dissenting authors and more news will almost certainly be forthcoming.

    One issue in determining what was known about the strains is that reports may be provided to the regulators that are not in the peer-reviewed literature. I don't know whether these are generally available to the public via the governments. I also do not know whether these might be made available upon request directly from Oxitec. Simply don't know.

    Certainly changes in the vector capacity of the population is always a concern. Comparisons of the released mosquitoes with the target population seem prudent.

    I've suggested some studies that the Evans et al team might do to resolve some of the fitness issues, but I suspect that since the well has been poisoned that a subset of the authors (the Brazilians?) would have to take this up.

     

    Best wishes,

    Mark B.