you probably thought morton was kidding about depopulating africa

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You could look at it this way: You won't have worms or malaria while you are suffering from: dizziness; loss of appetite; nausea; vomiting; stomach pain or bloating; diarrhea; constipation; weakness; sleepiness; uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body; chest discomfort; swelling of the eyes, face, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs; joint pain and swelling; painful and swollen glands of the neck, armpit or groin; rapid heartbeat; eye pain, redness, or tearing; swelling of the eye or eyelids; abnormal sensation in the eyes; fever; blistering or peeling skin; rash; hives; and, finally, itching while you are being starved to death. The space lizards will even seem like virtuous, only modestly profiteering, saviors of suffering mosquito victims as you die. How could it get any better than this?