Europe could be headed for pandemic ‘endgame’– WHO

Agence France Presse 01/24/2022

COPENHAGEN — The Omicron variant has moved the COVID-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe, the WHO Europe director said Sunday. “It’s plausible that the region is moving towards…

DOH now considering mandatory vaccination

Kathleen de Villa 11/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Friday said the country may have to implement mandatory vaccination to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19. The health official was reacting to remarks a day earlier by Secretary…

Long COVID, according to WHO

Reuters 10/09/2021

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued a definition for “long COVID,” a term used to describe the persistent health problems that affect some survivors of COVID-19. Scientists are still working to understand…

COVID-19 mortalities in Cebu City on the decline — EOC

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said that mortalities from COVID-19 have been on the decline for the past weeks now. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC said…

Second doses for Sputnik V finally here in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents awaiting their second dose of the Sputnik V vaccines for the last three months can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) said that today,…

Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 COVID-19 deaths, ‘improving’ situation

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 deaths, its second-highest number of deaths in a single month since the pandemic began in March 2020. The highest death toll the city ever recorded in…

Guinea records West Africa’s first Marburg virus death, WHO says

Reuters 08/10/2021

CONAKRY — Health authorities in Guinea have confirmed one death from Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Monday, August 9, 2021. It marks the first time that…

Stock up on oxygen amid Delta variant risk – WHO

Maricar Cinco 08/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) assumes a community transmission of the highly infectious Delta variant is already happening in the country despite the lack of enough sequenced samples it can show as proof and…

Pandemic to be ‘far more deadly’ this year, WHO warns

Agence France Presse 05/15/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be “far more deadly”, as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for…

How can we stop the next pandemic? Here’s what WHO panel recommends

Reuters 05/13/2021

GENEVA – A new global system should be set up to respond faster to disease outbreaks to help ensure no future virus causes a pandemic as devastating as COVID-19, an independent World Health Organization (WHO) review panel…

WHO says Indian COVID variant found in at least 17 countries

Agence France Presse 04/28/2021

GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that a variant of COVID-19 feared to be contributing to a surge in coronavirus cases in India has been found in over a dozen countries. The UN health agency said…

Ventilation better than deep-cleaning

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 04/14/2021

People tend to think that science consists of absolute truths that will not change, forgetting that science is in fact self-correcting, using new facts and evidence coming out of research. This has certainly been the case with…

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