Pribadong sektor kumikilos para makakuha ng Novavax, Moderna vaccines

Kumikilos na ang pribadong sektor para makakuha ng suplay ng COVID-19 vaccine ng Moderna at Novavax. Ito ay matapos ianunsiyong hindi na tumatanggap ng order ng bakuna ang AstraZeneca. Tumulong ang pribadong sektor para makapag-consolidate ng 8 milyong dose ng Moderna vaccine, ayon kay Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion. Nasa 800 kompanya naman ang sumali sa briefing at nagpakita …

COVID-19: Vaccine as good in ‘real world’ as in trial in Israel

More data from Israel’s vaccination program is suggesting the Pfizer jab prevents 94% of symptomatic infections. This indicates the vaccine is performing just as well in a larger population as it did in the clinical trials. It is proving highly effective at preventing illness and severe disease among all age groups, according to public health doctor Professor Hagai Levine. “High …

Meghan and Prince Harry expecting second child

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple has said. Harry and Meghan are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turned one last May. A spokesperson for the couple said they were “overjoyed.” A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of …

Wang Yi: No genocide, forced labor or religious oppression in Xinjiang

At the high-level meeting of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi slammed multiple “inflammatory accusations” targeting human rights in the country’s far west Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. There has never been so-called “genocide,” “forced labor” or “religious oppression,” Wang said. The meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland. He …

Magpapabakuna kontra COVID-19? Narito ang ilang dapat tandaan

Inaasahang ngayong Pebrero darating ang unang mga bakuna kontra COVID-19, kung saan unang makikinabang ang mga frontliner na nagtatrabaho sa mga referral hospital. Kaya naman inilatag ng eksperto ang dapat tandaan ng mga pasyente sa pagpapabakuna. Ayon sa infectious disease expert na si Rontgene Solante, may dapat tandaan ang mga pasyente sa araw ng pagpapabakuna. Una, dapat walang sintomas ang …

Line cooks have the highest risk of dying during pandemic, plus other riskiest jobs: study

A new study from the University of California San Francisco suggests line cooks have the highest risk of mortality during the COVID pandemic — even more than healthcare workers. For the study, which hasn’t been peer-reviewed yet, researchers analyzed California death certificates for people 18 to 65, during the first seven months of the pandemic. Then they looked at how …

Corona virus is in the air — there’s too much focus on surfaces

A year into the pandemic, the evidence is now clear. COVID-19 is transmitted predominantly through the air — by people talking and breathing out large droplets and small particles called aerosols. Catching the virus from surfaces — although plausible — seems to be rare. Despite this, some public-health agencies still emphasize surfaces pose a threat and should be disinfected frequently. …

Maynila magbibigay ng libreng swab test sa cinema workers

Magbibigay ng libreng swab test ang local government unit ng Maynila para sa mga nagtatrabaho sa sinehan sa lungsod. Ito ang inanunsiyo ni Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso sa pulong sa city hall kasama ang mall managers. Kamakailan, pinayagan na kasi ng Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease ang pagbubukas ng mga sinehan at iba pang establisimyento sa …

Saudi Arabia approves AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine: State TV reports

Saudi Arabia’s food and drug administration approved the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, state TV reported. Health authorities will begin administering the vaccine across the country, reported state-run Saudi Press Agency. The approval was given based on data shared by the manufacturers, but the SFDA will additionally analyze samples from each incoming vaccine shipment before using it. Other Gulf Cooperation Council countries …