Why COVID-19 vaccines are hard to manufacture: Safety and testing

Several different coronavirus vaccines are already in circulation globally and hundreds more vaccine candidates are in various stages of preparation, showing a promising way out of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused millions of deaths worldwide as well as damage to global economies. According to most vaccine manufacturers, 70 percent of the time of production of a vaccine is dedicated …

Tsina, aktibong tinutulungan ang mga bansa sa kahabaan ng Belt and Road na resolbahin ang isyu ng suplay ng koryente

Sinabi nitong Pebrero 19 ni Tagapagsalita Hua Chunying ng Ministring Panlabas ng Tsina na sa pamamagitan ng Belt and Road Initiative, isinasagawa ng Tsina ang kooperasyon sa enerhiya sa mga kaukulang bansa, at tinutulungan silang resolbahin ang isyu ng suplay ng koryente. Tinukoy ni Hu na hindi pa nalulutas ang isyu ng paggamit ng koryente ng 800 milyong populasyon sa …

Why COVID-19 vaccines are hard to manufacture: Manufacturing time

Less than a year after COVID-19 launched the world into a health crisis, the goal of developing a vaccine for a return to normality was reached. Manufacturing vaccines is a little different from and much more complex than other consumer products as it involves several extra steps and considerations. Richard Wilding, professor of supply chain strategy at Cranfield University in …

PSVR2: Sony announces ‘improved’ PlayStation VR for PS5

Sony says its next-generation PlayStation VR system will feature an improved field of view and silence critics of the current device’s wire-heavy set-up. The headset will also come with a new controller inspired by the PS5’s DualSense gamepad. PSVR faced criticisms over the multiple cables and adaptors it required. The new version, PSVR2, will run using a single cord connection, …

South Korea has a later start to its vaccination program

South Korea will achieve herd immunity from COVID-19 by the autumn, its prime minister said, despite a later start to the nation’s vaccination program. The country was one of the first hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic last year and became a role model for its mass testing and aggressive contact tracing measures. But Covid-19 vaccinations have been much slower. …

Hayley Arceneaux: Cancer survivor joins first all-civilian space mission

The first bone cancer survivor to become an astronaut. The first person with a prosthetic body part to visit space. The youngest American ever to orbit Earth. These are the impressive firsts that could soon be attributable to 29-year-old Hayley Arceneaux. In January, the physician assistant was picked to join the crew of the world’s first all-civilian space mission. She …

Anthony Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for his work on Covid-19 and other infectious diseases

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been honored with a top international prize for his work combating the coronavirus and other infectious diseases. He is one of the seven recipients of a one-million-dollar award endowed by the Dan David Foundation headquartered at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The annual prize is divided into three categories — past, present, and future. Fauci won …

Live events in the new normal: Drive-ins

With the live events industry greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, venues and production companies have been adapting in various ways. One of the most popular ways organizers are getting artists and audiences together are through drive-in concerts. While drive-in movie theaters have been a thing for quite some time, production companies saw the set up to be fit for …

China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Philippines

A batch of novel coronavirus disease vaccines manufactured by Sinovac donated by the government of China arrived in the Philippines on Sunday, February 28. These were the first COVID-19 vaccines to reach the Southeast Asian country. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attended the handover ceremony at a Philippine Air Force base in the capital city of Manila. The country has been …