The JUSTICE in Dengvaxia

The JUSTICE in Dengvaxia The truth is we will never know the truth. No matter how elaborate the inquiry. People are clouded by emotions, self-interests, biases, even science. Highlighting bad science (bad decision) that offsets the good of science (much needed, time-tested immunization program) is failure of science. Who really is at fault? That may … Continue reading The JUSTICE in Dengvaxia

DEBATE? D’BAIT? (‘di)*ABATE?

DEBATE? D'BAIT? ('di)*ABATE? Debate- arguing especially in a formal manner. I don't like debating. But somehow in many circumstances I find myself arguing for my position. My highschool classmate thought I was going to be a lawyer since we debated often (did you win Ninang? "He said, always 😋"). But I want to believe I … Continue reading DEBATE? D’BAIT? (‘di)*ABATE?

Répondez s’il vous plaît

Répondez s'il vous plaît (Tu parle francais Ninang?) Please respond. That's the literal translation of the commonly used acronym RSVP. It's normally used for social invitations. Respond please. And though it's just a choice between "attending" and "not attending", many people have difficulty signifying their intention. Probably because of the "maybe", and the "I'm not sure"- … Continue reading Répondez s’il vous plaît

The good and bad of Dengvaxia (Wow! Updated ka Ninang!)

The good and bad of Dengvaxia 1. Sanofi-Pasteur developed a vaccine that will help in the prevention of Dengue Fever (that's good!). 2. Sanofi-Pasteur sold a vaccine marketing it as having good efficacy and safety, despite (knowingly or unknowingly) questionable efficacy and safety (that's bad!). 3. Philippine clinical Expert doctors claimed Dengvaxia had good efficacy … Continue reading The good and bad of Dengvaxia (Wow! Updated ka Ninang!)