Cutting through the plague of confusion



By Mar-Vic Cagurangan

In these bizarre times, the only thing that is consistent is the inconsistencies of information that we have been receiving from the scientific and medical community— compounded by each government’s schizophrenic mandates and policies.


When the Covid-19 vaccine was first introduced, it was heralded as the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But the rapid resurgence of the virus, globally and locally, brings the question mark, even for medical experts who are now attempting to make sense of Guam’s perplexing statistics.


We all know now that there is no black-and-white explanation for how the vaccine works. It has medical nuances that health authorities bumble to spell out. You have to pay attention.

Information about the vaccine mutates as fast as the coronavirus does. The vaccine offers protection against Covid-19, world health authorities initially promised, sending people to complacency. A caveat came later. The vaccine is not a hundred percent effective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later admitted.


While Covid-19 vaccination for adul