You're preaching to the choir if you think I need convincing that it works. I own a zapper, a terminator to be precise. I also paid a little over a hundred for it. It was a bit of a financial stretch gfor me, but not something that wasimpossible. I believe we are taliking about getting the zappers out to the hurricane victims here. Again, I think this is a noble and effective solution to a really big problem, but not one that is easily implemented. We are speaking of people who were very poor to begin with for the most part, and have now lost absolutely everything they have ever owned. These are peoplple who did not have a car or even enough money to get on a bus or fly elsewhere. Genuine poverty my friend. They are now living in shelters at the mercy of kind people all over the nation, but without the means to acquire much for themselves at this point. These are not individuals who would consider your $146. dollar zapper a bargain, or who would actually "save" $300-to $400 dollars a year on flu medications because they just live out their flus in misery. If they ever see $146.00 dollars then it would have to go for food or rent.
I know that you all have ample good intentions, but but consideration must be given to the many factors surrounding this particular situation before we prescribe what's not tenable.