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  •  I am not sure this should be taken any more... (0+ / 0-)

    ...seriously than Thabo Mbeki's idiotic notion of curing HIV with herbal remedies.  

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:54:11 PM PDT

    •  Did you read the link? (4+ / 0-)

      They were awarded a $25,000 prize for their soap, it contains mosquito repellant as part of its formulation  It doesn't cure Malaria, it prevents it by preventing the mosquito bites that spread it.  Not anything like 'curing' HIV.  

      Mosquito nets prevent Malaria as well, but the don't cure it either.  Both the soap and the nets prevent the spread of malaria by preventing its spread.  Just like condoms prevent the spread of HIV but they don't cure it.

      •  Yeah, if it doesn't cause any harm (0+ / 0-)

        Then it would be preferable to being bitten by mosquitoes, for sure!



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        Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 02:24:54 AM PDT

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