Duterte to lead rites for first vaccine shipment

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:24:29 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte will attend the ceremony on Sunday for the first shipment to the country of a Covid-19 vaccine. Malacañang spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed the President’s attendance in a text message to reporters on Friday. The Department of Health (DoH) and the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF), however, refused to confirm the […]

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Rich Countries Are Going to Extend the Pandemic

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:06:56 GMT

They’re making the same mistakes made during the HIV epidemic by hoarding doses and blocking global initiatives that encourage open and equitable access to vaccine technology.

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COVID-19 causing more long-term unemployment than 2008 recession

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:00:36 +0000

The number of residents in Canada who are facing long-term unemployment saw a steep rise towards the end of 2020. Being unemployed for 27 weeks is considered “long-term unemployment.” Canada saw an uptick in these numbers in September and October, 2020, following massive job losses in March and April when businesses closed to curb the […]

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Palace: Duterte impatient over delays in Covid-19 vaccine arrival

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 04:28:06 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is getting impatient over the delay in the arrival of  vaccines against the coronavirus  disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said on Friday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the statement after the expected early delivery of two brands of Covid-19 vaccines to the Philippines has been delayed by paperwork. “Tatapatin ko kayo: si […]

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UN chief urges global plan to reverse unfair vaccine process

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:18:54 +0000

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sharply criticized the “wildly uneven and unfair” distribution of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines on Wednesday, saying 10 countries have administered 75 percent of all vaccinations and demanding a global effort to get all people in every nation vaccinated as soon as possible. The UN chief told a high-level […]

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Canada extends travel restrictions one month for U.S. travellers, two months for everyone else

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:00:51 +0000

Canada has extended travel restrictions until March 21 for U.S. travellers, and until April 21 for travellers from other countries. Since travel restrictions were last extended in January, Canada has tightened measures at the border. International flights are only being accepted at four Canadian airports. Canada’s four major airlines are suspending flights to Mexico and […]

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Covid-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:21:00 +0000

The makers of Covid-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators are looking to flu as a blueprint if and when the shots need an update. “It’s not really something you can sort of flip a switch, do overnight,” cautioned Richard Webby, who directs a World […]

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Coronavirus vaccines will be available to immigrants in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Immigration status will not be a factor in COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Canada’s public health agency says. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) told CIC News: “COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to everyone in Canada for whom it is approved and recommended for use… This applies to all persons in Canada whether or not they […]

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