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Exchange Exemplar: The Incredible Death Toll Of The Mosquito

We still don't know where COVID-19 originally came from. But we do know one thing: mosquitoes are not involved in the transmission of the disease.

Which is a relief, because many other diseases are, to the extent that the little whiny bugs have changed the course of civilization.

That's the case Timothy C. Winegard makes in his book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator.

Listen as we come to grips with a disturbing fact: mosquitoes have killed more humans than any predator.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.