6 PH firms eye vaccine manufacturing plants

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:19:12 +0000

At least six Filipino companies are considering building vaccine manufacturing plants in the country that will make the Philippines vaccine self-sufficient. Department of Science and Technology (DoST) Undersecretary for Research and Development Rowena Cristina Guevara said the six companies were in discussions with government agencies for setting up a fill-and-finish facility or a full-fledged vaccine […]

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All approved vaccines safe – Concepcion

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:18:24 +0000

Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd on Thursday vouched for the safety and efficacy of all coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines that were authorized or approved for use. The founder of Go Negosyo highlighted the importance of building vaccine confidence especially with the recent setback that the private sector has faced with […]

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More young people getting sick – DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:25:36 +0000

The Department of Health (DoH) is investigating why more younger people are getting sick and dying from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) amid reports of increasing deaths in the country. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said most of the virus cases come from the 20- to 49-year-old age group, which had a higher chance of […]

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Virus surge eases in 5 Metro cities

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:20:46 +0000

Five cities in Metro Manila have experienced negative growth rates of up to -28 percent in new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, which shows a glimmer of hope despite the increasing number of infection in the country. According to the April 6 report from the academe-based OCTA Research group, the cities of Pasay, Marikina, Makati, […]

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Daily Covid cases skyrocket to 15,310

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 12:56:17 +0000

The Department of Health (DoH) logged its highest single-day total of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases Friday but attributed the sharp increase to the inclusion of delayed reports from testing centers. Friday’s 15,310 cases jacked up the overall total to 771,497, the DoH reported. The tally included the 3,709 cases that were supposed to have […]

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President Duterte does the right thing on vaccine procurement

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:25:42 +0000

IN a time when it seems news of tangible progress in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is wishful thinking at best, it is a welcome relief to report something encouraging. Such is the case with the directive given by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday that as many private enterprises as possible be […]

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Hospitals forced to turn away patients

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:18:20 +0000

Hospitals in Metro Manila continue to grapple with the surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, with some forced to turn away patients seeking treatment in overflowing emergency rooms, according to the head of the country’s largest private hospital group. On Tuesday, the Department of Health (DoH) reported 9,296 new infections, the fifth straight day […]

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Longer lockdown being considered

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:22:06 +0000

Health experts in the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious (IATF-EID) recommended the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) and four neighboring provinces. Dr. Althea de Guzman, head of the Department of Health’s (DoH) Epidemiology Bureau Covid-19 Surveillance and Quick Action Unit, said a […]

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Covid daily surge nears 10,000 cases

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:12:32 +0000

The country on Friday posted a new single-day record in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, prompting calls for hospitals to assign more beds for Covid patients. The Department of Health (DoH) reported 9,838 new cases, close to an earlier forecast of more than 10,000 cases by the end of March. The overall case total was […]

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SC, courts in ‘bubble’ locked down until March 26

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 07:53:33 +0000

IN what could be his final act as Chief Justice, Diosdado Peralta ordered a lockdown of the Supreme Court (SC) amid a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. In a statement, Peralta said the order effective until this Friday will also cover the Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan and the Court of Tax Appeals. The […]

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