5th drug firm wants vaccine tested in PH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:20:43 +0000

Another pharmaceutical firm wants to do clinical trials in the Philippines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine it is developing. The British drug company AstraZeneca is the fifth vaccine developer to signify its intention to try out its drug locally. It has informed both Vaccine Czar and National Task Force Covid-19 Chief Implementer Carlito […]

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UN urges folk to avoid distrust vs vaccine

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 16:14:16 +0000

NEW YORK: As the world celebrates advances in vaccines against the novel coronavirus, a top World Health Organization (WHO) expert warned in an interview with Agence France-Presse that public distrust risked rendering even the most effective treatments useless against the pandemic. “A vaccine that sits in a freezer or in a refrigerator or on a […]

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2nd Covid-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 04:44:06 +0000

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey: A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant’s “unexplained illness” is related to the shot. The company said in a statement Monday evening that illnesses, accidents and other so-called adverse events “are an expected part of […]

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China: PH a priority for Covid-19 vaccine

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 16:20:47 +0000

Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured President Rodrigo Duterte that the Philippines will be prioritized once China develops a vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said on Friday. Xi made the commitment during an “open and focused” telephone conversation between Duterte and the Chinese leader on Thursday night that lasted for 38 minutes, […]

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No vaccine, no classes – Duterte 

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 17:34:45 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will not allow classes to open until a vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has been found. “I will not allow the opening of classes na magdikit-dikit iyang mga bata. Bahala na hindi na makatapos (where children have to sit close to each other. Never mind if they […]

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Moderna’s positive vaccine devt raises market

Credit to Author: Faye Almazan| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 17:37:44 +0000

Early positive results from Moderna Inc.’s experimental coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine boosted the local stock market on Tuesday. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) climbed by 1.4 percent, or 76.50 points, to 5,555.85, while wider All Shares increased by 1.03 percent, or 34.32 points, to close at 3,359.82. “The optimism flowed from the early […]

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