House out of order

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 16:15:18 +0000

Political squabbles are often distasteful during the best of times. The row over the House speakership these days is not only an unwelcome distraction; it is shameful. National attention should be on the pandemic, which seems to be far from over. In fact, a second wave is threatening Europe and the United States. Even if […]

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Pandemic delays transmission projects

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:24:27 +0000

AMID the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is contending with delays in the completion of transmission projects. “Despite being declared part of essential services, NGCP continues to encounter issues including testing and quarantine variations among LGUs (local government units), contractor and supplier delivery problems, inability of foreign […]

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Pandemic vs. pandemic: Covid-19 hampers fight against HIV

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:17:23 +0000

As coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) swept through the South, Mel Prince watched with alarm as some of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patients she helps in the rural Black Belt stopped showing up for lab tests and doctor’s visits. Some fell back into drug and alcohol abuse. Others feared the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) […]

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World dangerously unprepared for next pandemic – monitor

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:44:00 +0000

GENEVA: As the world grapples with the devastating coronavirus pandemic, it is doing far too little to prepare for future, possibly even more damaging pandemics, a global health monitor warned on Monday. In a fresh report, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), an independent body created by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, […]

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Biden says Trump helpless in pandemic

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:15:58 +0000

WILMINGTON: Joe Biden is calling the struggle to reopen United States schools amid the coronavirus a “national emergency” and accusing President Donald Trump of turning his back to stoke passions instead about unrest in America’s cities. The Democratic presidential nominee’s broadsides came a day ahead of his own trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Biden said […]

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