The CDC is based in Atlanta because it was started to fight malaria in the South. It did this by spraying homes (inside and outside) with DDT and draining wetlands. Starting in 1946, malaria was eradicated in the US by 1951.

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@todayilearned DDT is good for you and me.

Until we all die a horrible death. Then it's memory holed into nothingness.

It's like the American dream you have to be asleep to believe.


In effect, the CDC was not needed between 1952 and today, but we have paid these last 69 years.

And this was not really a mutual 69, more like a prison style dropped the soap.

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