The death toll is mounting.


Dr. Rutledge calls into FoxNews Radio

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Dr Rutledge comes on to talk about DDT saving billions of lives; Buy buy American pie; Wisconsin stuff.
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Dr. Rutledge on The Armstrong & Getty Show

Dr. Rutledge will be calling into The Armstrong and Getty Show on Tuesday, February 22 to discuss 3 Billion And Counting.

The Armstrong & Getty Show is a morning talk show co-hosted by Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty. The show airs on television and radio in San Francisco and radio in Sacramento.

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3 BILLION AND COUNTING Exclusive Screening at The American Theatre in Charleston

One time special screening February 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

The American Theatre located at 446 King Street, one of Charleston’s Historic film and event venues, presents the extraordinary new documentary, 3 BILLION AND COUNTING, (102 minutes) directed and produced by Dr. D. Rutledge Taylor.

This captivating documentary takes an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known — Malaria. Dr. Rutledge Taylor, a physician specializing in preventative medicine, embarks on a journey to find the truth behind the banning of DDT in 1972. The documentary is filmed as an investigative exploration exposing the world- wide harm that has resulted from the ban on the pesticide DDT. The documentary is filmed unscripted as Dr. Rutledge and his team travel across Africa, India and Malaysia interviewing governments, charitable organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, victims and survivors. They explore and expose the politics of domestic and international policies and find the evidence that the public never truly understood. What they find is astonishing. The greatest ecological genocide known history of man is laid bare — the 1972 ban of an extraordinary life-protecting chemical DDT. This is politics — the cold brutal crookedness that kills with a stroke of a pen. Shortsightedness of governmental and environmental policies is causing the deaths of millions and the suffering of billions. When the EPA, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Sierra refused interviews, Dr. Rutledge knew he had touched a nerve.

Africa loses nearly 3000 women and children on a daily basis not to mention 12 billion dollars annually to malaria alone. The team discovers that malaria is completely preventable — completely. These young filmmakers trek from R. Carson’s SILENT SPRING to the dead silence of
millions of corpses and billions of suffering ones. Now, thirty plus years after the DDT ban the death toll is gargantuan. This film is intended to go directly to you, the American people, with the certainty that it will dramatically open up a virtual blizzard of public debate. This is one film that is long overdue…

NY Times: George Clooney Answers Your Questions About Malaria

February 8, 2011, 5:29 pm


My former travel buddy, George Clooney, caught malaria in January on a trip to Sudan (see what happens when I’m not around to look out for him?). This seemed an opportunity to shine a spotlight on malaria, one of the scourges of much of the developing world, and George agreed to respond to reader questions. Thanks to all for submitting your questions–and I’m truly sorry that the answers were delayed. We were about to post these answers when Egypt intervened and I was too busy dodging pro-Mubarak thugs in Cairo to focus on this. So without further ado, George and I are finally responding.

Nicholas Kristof and George Clooney in Chad in 2009.Nicholas D. Kristof/The New York Times Nicholas Kristof and George Clooney in Chad in 2009.

I am wondering how Mr Clooney is feeling. I had a friend with malaria who was very, very ill!!


I’m feeling much better thank you.
— George Clooney


What side effects did you have? And what were your symptoms when malaria was detected?


Not much in side effects, the symptoms are fever, the chills, and exciting adventures in the toilet..weak..really just very bad flu conditions with a little food poisoning thrown in to make you the perfect party guest.
— George Clooney


Was Mr. Clooney taking any medications for malaria prophylaxis? And if so, how faithfully was he taking them? I hope he visited a travel medicine specialist prior to his trip!


I don’t know about George, but I wasn’t taking malaria pills when I caught malaria in Congo in 1997. I learned my lesson and now usually take Larium when going to a malarial place in Africa. But some people don’t react well to Larium, and so I sometimes steer others toward Malarone. About five Americans die a year from malaria, usually after travel to the developing world, so it’s worth taking it seriously — and seeking treatment immediately if you develop the symptoms after such a trip.

— Nicholas Kristof



George – A dear friend of mine had malaria…does it recur? And if you’ve had it once, can you get it again?


It can…it depends on what type you get..i didn’t get that strain thankfully.
— George Clooney


George – How did your treatment for malaria differ from the treatment that the average Sudanese would receive?
Joy F.


I had drugs to take before during and after…pills that should be just provided to these people, like a polio saving drugs for diseases that kill millions needlessly, belong to mankind not to companies to profit from….we need another Jonas Salk.
— George Clooney


The average Sudanese in rural areas might not receive any treatment for malaria at all. In rural Africa, any fever is regarded as malaria, and people just suffer and usually recover; there seems to be a certain amount of resistance that builds up among healthy adults. So many people suffer malaria many, many times. Children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to dying from it, while healthy adults normally survive, although it can be lethal for them as well.
— Nicholas Kristof


Dr. Rutledge on Canadian Evening News

Click below to view Dr. Rutledge on the evening news in Canada discussing 3 Billion And Counting:

Dr. Rutledge will be calling in to Jacked In with Jessica Samuels on Tuesday

This just in:

Dr. Rutlege will be calling in to AM1150 this coming Tuesday at 5:20pm (PST) to discuss his documentary 3 Billion And Counting with Jessica Samuels.

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Dr. Rutledge calls in as a guest to KSRQ News

Dr. Rutledge was a call in guest tonight to KSRQ News in Minnesota to discuss his new film 3 Billion and Counting. To visit KSRQ News, click here. We will update the site once they have released the audio.


Pioneer 90.1 is KSRQ-FM , a 24-kilowatt FM radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. KSRQ is owned by Northland Community & Technical College of Thief River Falls, MN.