Day 2: “Nothing But Nets” Can Beat Malaria

Say all the bad things you want about the idiocies spread by the Internet. I’ve certainly said my share over the four-plus years of this blog. But say this too: Thanks to the Interwebs, it has never been easier to actually do something to make the world better.Here’s a great example. How many times have we heard about the horrible health conditions under which millions of people live in the Third World? How many times have we heard that thousands of infants die each year from maladies that would cost only pennies a day to cure?  If you believe all good things must start with  government solutions, those people are doomed; most of their governments are dysfunctional, corrupt, impotent.

But we don’t have to wait for government. Take malaria, for instance, which claims more than a million lives a year. Why do people die from malaria? They get bitten by mosquitoes as they sleep. How do you prevent that? Sleep under a net.

 To do something right now about the problem, go to the Nothing But Nets foundation website and make a $10 donation.

Ten bucks. That’s two copies of the Sunday New York Times and about 3 cups of Starbucks no-whip extra-foam double-tall frappucino deluxe. But enough from me. This is from Nothing But Nets:

Every 45 seconds, a child dies from malaria — which is easily prevented through the use of an insecticide-treated net.

A net costs just $10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use. Bed nets are a simple, life-saving solution, but we need your help to provide them to those in need. Join us today.

Send a net. Save a life. Together we can cover a continent.

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