Students should always question what they are taught instead of accepting it passively. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.
The reading and the lecture are both about the strategies to solve the disease malaria. The author of the reading believes that there are three main ways to eliminate malaria but the lecture is against it. First of all, the author states that malaria could eradicate by using the medicine. Also, he mentions that by identifying the strain of malaria people can use drugs to fight such deadly disease. The lecturer challenges this statement. He raises the point that it is not effective because people already tested some drugs that did not effectively solve this disease. Furthermore, he states the malaria disease will go on mutation and could not be able to resist by our body. Secondly, the author argues that it would control by killing mosquitoes. Moreover, he elaborates on this by stating that people could use chemicals along with hot water to kill larvae of it, as well as by introducing predators of larvae on the water. The lecturer casts doubt on this. He presents the view that it could not able to completely destroy mosquitoes, since they could fly to another place. He claims that fish and other predators would not be able to wipe out mosquitoes utterly. Finally, the author puts and forth the idea of using millions of sterile insects that would not produce and he brings the point that the males at low-level gamma rays would not be productive , the eggs produced by a female can not be hatched. This process had been verified by using other plants. The lecturer, on the other hand, rebuts by raising the point that it seems beneficial and suitable but it could not wipe out all the mosquitoes. He notes that a sterile male would not mate with a female and only productive male mate with the female. so, this idea is not suitable to control mosquitoes along with malaria disease.
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