I mean we grew up in a TB bus and I became a TB doctor.
Again, conventional Catholicism does not much appeal to me.
The only way to do the human rights thing is to do the right thing medically.
I'm one of six kids, and the eight of us lived for over a decade in either a bus or a boat.
The thing about rights is that in the end you can't prove what should be considered a right.
I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no more impact on me than did social theory.
I critique market-based medicine not because I haven't seen its heights but because I've seen its depths.
But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.
I think we will see better vaccines within the next 15 years, but I'm not a scientist and am focused on the short-term - what will happen in the interim.