Monthly Archives: October 2018

New TB Vaccine successfully completes a small trial

A new vaccine against Tuberculosis has successfully completed an early trial. Developed by Glaxo Smithkline amd Aeras, the M72 vaccine reduced TB rates by more than half. The current vaccine against TB is Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG). Its effectiveness in children … Continue reading

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Crisis point in South Africa

‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’ ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Although about bankruptcy, the above quote easily applies to crises. Jacob Zuma is out of office, but he … Continue reading

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More antivaxxers getting slapped down

https://cheezburger.com/6822917/20-memes-that-hilariously-argue-with-anti-vaxxer-logic Children of Anti-Vaxxers who grew up and got yourselves vaccinated, what’s your story? How did your parents take it? [Serious] from AskReddit https://cheezburger.com/7017477/ben-franklin-slammed-anti-vaxxers-with-savage-comeback-over-230-years-ago

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