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…

U.S. to donate 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses to the world -sources

06/10/2021

WASHINGTON  – The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The United States is…

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…

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…

LCP chair to mayors: Be patient, stop cutting vaccine line

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Stop cutting the vaccine line and be patient for one’s turn. This was the statement of League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) chairperson, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, after at least five…

Reassigning of AstraZeneca vaccines not due to blood clot concerns – DOH7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Thursday, March 18, clarified that their decision to pullout AstraZeneca vaccines from hospitals is not due to mounting health concerns. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,…

3,000 nurses dead, COVID-19 exodus looming: global federation

03/11/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – At least 3,000 nurses have been killed by Covid-19, the global nurses’ federation said Thursday, March 11, 2021, as it warned of a looming exodus of health workers traumatized by the pandemic. Exactly one…

Procured 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arriving March 21 — Galvez

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — One million doses of COVID-19 vaccine procured by the government are set to arrive in the Philippines on March 21, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Sunday. Galvez reiterated that the Chinese government has…

Don’t waste the hope of vaccines, warns WHO

Agence France Presse 03/06/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – Covax will distribute 14.4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to 31 more countries next week, the WHO said Friday as it warned people not to waste, through complacency, the hope that vaccines bring. The Covax…

WHO: Arrival of vaccines in PH ‘a powerful step’ towards economic recovery, normalcy

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines is “a powerful step” towards the country’s gradual return of day-to-day activities and economic revival, World Health Organization (WHO) representative to the Philippines Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe…

Hubris, ineptness, and the vaccine program

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 02/27/2021

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo showed a lot of balls when he gave Sinovac’s CoronaVac the green light for emergency use authorization (EUA), but with a recommendation that it not be used for…

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