Covaxin ng India maituturok na sa Pinas – FDA

MANILA, Philippines – Binigyan na ng drug regulator ng Pilipinas ng emergency use authorization ang COVID-19 vaccine na gawa ng Bharat Biotech sa India. Nitong nakaraang linggo lang nang nagsumite ang Bharat ng certificate for good manufacturing practices, na nagkukumpleto sa rekisito para sa pag-export ng Covaxin, ayon kay FDA chief Eric Domingo, Biyernes “Ngayon… Continue reading Covaxin ng India maituturok na sa Pinas – FDA

Rody kumpletong bakunado na vs COVID – PSG Durante

DEVELOPING STORY – Pumiyok ang pinuno ng tagapagsiguro ng seguridad ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ukol sa lagay ng pagpapabakuna ng Pangulo laban sa COVID-19. Ayon kay Presidential Security Group Commander Jesus Durante na nakumpleto na ng Pangulo ang kanyang ikalawang dose ng bakuna.   Aniya, dahil sa sunod-sunod ang mga aktibidad ni Pangulong Duterte kaya’t… Continue reading Rody kumpletong bakunado na vs COVID – PSG Durante

COVID-19 booster shots, ‘di pa rekomendado – DOH

MANILA, Philippines – Sa kabila ng presensya ng Delta variant at iba pang variant of concern, sinabi ng eksperto na hindi pa nirerekomenda ang “booster shots” para sa COVID-19 vaccination sa Pilipinas. Sinabi ni Dr. Rontgene Solante, isang infectious diseases specialist at miyembro ng vaccine expert panel sa Kapihan session ng Department of Health o DOH na… Continue reading COVID-19 booster shots, ‘di pa rekomendado – DOH

‘Train of Hope’ brings healthcare to South Africa’s poor

by Catherine SCHENCK SOWETO, South Africa (AFP) — A 19-coach train pulled into the Dube station of South Africa’s emblematic Soweto township early in the morning to bring desperately-needed and virtually free medical services to poor residents. Equipped with instruments and gear for optometry, dentistry, general medicine, psychology and a pharmacy — the Phelophepa clinic-on-rails… Continue reading ‘Train of Hope’ brings healthcare to South Africa’s poor

Brazil sets daily record for Covid cases, as pandemic third wave breaks

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil set a new record for Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, with 115,228 new cases identified within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, confirming the arrival of a third wave of the pandemic. During the same period 2,392 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 507,109. Brazil is the second… Continue reading Brazil sets daily record for Covid cases, as pandemic third wave breaks

Israel holds up tourist entries as Delta variant spreads

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) — Israel announced Wednesday a delay to the renewed entry of individual tourists and said it could take other steps to counter the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus despite the country’s high vaccination rate. “Due to concern over the potential spread of the Delta variant, the government has postponed the… Continue reading Israel holds up tourist entries as Delta variant spreads

2M Sinovac COVID vax, dumating na sa bansa; 400K diretso Maynila

MANILA, Philippines – Kasabay ng pagdiriwang sa ika-450 taon Anibersaryo ng “Araw ng Maynila” dumating na ang biniling 400,000 doses na COVID vaccine ng lokal na pamahalaang lungsod ng Maynila ngayong araw. Ang nasabing shipment ay ang ika-12 na pagpapadala ng Tsina sa Pinas. Sinalubong ito nina Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, vaccine czar Carlito… Continue reading 2M Sinovac COVID vax, dumating na sa bansa; 400K diretso Maynila

Genome sequencing sa Pilipinas, nasa 1% lang

MANILA, Philippines – Mas maraming COVID-19 sample ang kinakailangang masuri ng bansa para matiyak na hindi kakalat sa mga komunidad ang mas nakakahawang variants. Sa ngayon, ayon kay Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-de la Paz, Director ng Genomics Health Program ng Philippine Genome Center, nasa 750 samples kada linggo pa lamang ang naisasailalim nila sa sequencing.… Continue reading Genome sequencing sa Pilipinas, nasa 1% lang

Pagkaantala ng pagdating ng Sputnik V, magpapataas pa sa bisa – Roque

MANILA, Philippines – Pinawi ng Malacañang ang pangamba ng publiko sa pagkaantala ng pagdating ng karagdagang 50,000 doses ng Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines sa Pilipinas ngayong buwan. Katunayan, ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, mas tumataas ang efficacy ng bakuna kapag mas matagal ang pagitan ng una at ikalawang dose. “Wala pong problema because in… Continue reading Pagkaantala ng pagdating ng Sputnik V, magpapataas pa sa bisa – Roque

Buffett to resign as trustee from Gates Foundation

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Warren Buffett said Wednesday he is resigning as a trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation while making a $4.1 billion donation to the organization as well as four others. The 90-year-old business magnate did not give a reason for the resignation, which comes about seven weeks after… Continue reading Buffett to resign as trustee from Gates Foundation