outbrain

WHO warns there may never be a COVID-19 ‘silver bullet’

Agence France Presse 08/03/2020

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for the new coronavirus, despite the rush to discover effective vaccines. The WHO urged governments and citizens to focus on doing the…

Been there, done that but what’s the difference between MECQ and GCQ?

Roy Stephen C. Canivel - Reporter / @roycanivel_inq 08/03/2020

Barber shops have to close again and restaurants can’t offer dine-in services anymore, but nearly all businesses that ran under general community quarantine (GCQ) can still run under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). This is according to…

Top coronavirus advisor warns US in ‘new phase’ of pandemic

Agence France Presse 08/03/2020

WASHINGTON — The United States has entered a “new phase” of the pandemic, White House coronavirus advisor Deborah Birx warned Sunday, with rural areas just as threatened as major cities. Birx, who heads the White House coronavirus task…

Tourist ‘crushed by whale’s tail’ in Australia

Agence France Presse 08/03/2020

SYDNEY — A tourist snorkeling off Australia’s pristine northwest coast was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being struck by a whale, medics said Monday. The victim was exploring near the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef in the…

Archdiocese of Manila suspends public masses amid medical groups’ ECQ appeal

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Manila will suspend all public religious activities from Aug. 3 to 14, in response to the call of health workers to place Metro Manila under the the more stringent enhanced community…

Young children carry higher levels of coronavirus — study

Agence France Presse 08/01/2020

Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults, a study in JAMA Pediatrics said Thursday. Its…

US teen charged as ‘mastermind’ in epic Twitter hack

Agence France Presse 08/01/2020

Criminal charges were filed on Friday against the suspected teenage mastermind of an epic Twitter hack and two others who allegedly helped hijack celebrity accounts to swindle people out of more than $100,000 in a cryptocurrency scheme.…

DOH supports call of medical groups for proper quarantine enforcement

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 08/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said it supports the appeal of medical frontline workers to ensure that community quarantine is properly enforced. This was after health frontline workers asked the government to…

Palace thumbs down medical groups’ call for ECQ in NCR

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Palace spokesman Harry Roque on Saturday shunned the calls of medical professionals and groups to revert back Metro Manila to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status since lockdowns alone are not enough to combat the…

Nine die in India after drinking sanitizer amid liquor lockdown

Agence France Presse 07/31/2020

Nine people have died in India from drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer after liquor shops in their town were closed due to virus restrictions, police said Friday. The group lost consciousness after consuming a “high quantity” of hand…

US promises $2.1 billion for Sanofi, GSK coronavirus vaccine

Agence France Presse 07/31/2020

Pharma giants Sanofi and GSK are to receive up to $2.1 billion from the US government for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said Friday, as the world continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus…

Japan secures 120 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

Agence France Presse 07/31/2020

Japan has signed a deal to secure 120 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine, German pharmaceutical group BioNTech, which is developing the drug with US pharma giant Pfizer, said Friday. Financial details of the deal were…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.