Editorials: West Nile and East Asia ...

Published May 25, 2012 10:16 am
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- West Nile season: Keep a lit on mosquito swarms - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

You may feel like summer came early this year. The mosquitoes do, too.Folks around Utah whose job it is to keep a lid on the mosquito population are worried that tests looking for mosquito larvae that carry West Nile virus turned up positive as far back as April 9. The rate of tests that are turning up the virus in mosquito colonies is running two to three weeks ahead of normal. ...... The only real action anyone can take is prevention. So: ...

- U.S. and Pakistan: Alliance of mutual distruct - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

American officials are expressing outrage that Pakistan has convicted Shakil Afridi of treason. He is the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA to locate Osama bin Laden prior to the U.S. raid in Abbottabad a year ago that killed the al-Qaida chief. But many Pakistanis do not believe that the United States has their best interests at heart, and they are outraged at continuing U.S. violations of Pakistan's sovereignty, including the Abbottabad raid itself.What we have here is so much more than a failure to communicate.

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