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Government forges supply deal with Moderna.
American biotech firm Moderna said Sunday it agreed to supply the Philippine government 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with deliveries expected to start in mid-2021.Moderna said it was negotiating with private companies in the Philippines for an additional supply of seven million ...
 
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There are ethical implications of dividing people between those who’ve been vaccinated and those who haven’t.
It's been almost a year since a Luzon-wide lockdown was first announced, and the Philippines finally started vaccinating people against the virus this week. It might seem like a long time, but in the context of producing an antiviral agent, one year ...
 
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Dr. Buensalido is an infectious disease specialist who has a few thoughts on getting vaccinated versus COVID-19.
Doctor Joseph Adrian Buensalido is an infectious disease specialist affiliated with the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, Asian Hospital, and Makati Medical Center. On Monday, March 1, he was one of the first medical professionals who received the vaccine ...
 
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It's at the forefront of the Philippine rollout.
Sinovac was the top trending topic on Twitter Monday as soon as the Philippines delivered the first jab, setting into motion a long-delayed vaccination program against COVID-19.The posts questioned Sinovac's 50% efficacy rate, which pales compared rival vaccines from Pfizer (94%) and AstraZeneca (70%). All three have been certified ...
 
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Hope to end the pandemic.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he would open the economy once there is enough stock of COVID-19 vaccines, as he received the first 600,000 doses, courtesy of China's Sinovac.Face-to-face classes, however, will have to wait a little longer, he said.Duterte held back on placing the entire ...
 
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They trialed and were promised the Pfizer jab.
Photographer Jerome Ascano was on the scene to capture the frustrations of Filipino frontliners with the government. Medical frontliners thronged the Philippine General Hospital Friday to protest a COVID-19 vaccine rollout using one made by China's Sinovac, saying they were promised a different ...
 
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The Filipino qualifiers are covered.
The pandemic might still be present, but Filipino athletes are training around the clock to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics while battling worries of catching the COVID-19 virus. But now they have one less thing to worry about: getting—and paying for—the vaccine.Businessman ...
 
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The offer to resign demonstrates humility and accountability.
On a trip to Baguio organized by the Department of Tourism last November, I experienced firsthand how the city took stringent health protocols seriously. A negative antigen test 24 hours before your scheduled arrival, a health check on the city’s outskirts, another one ...
 
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We thought it was just more contagious. Evidence points it is also more deadly.
The announcement that the coronavirus variant sweeping Britain could be more deadly as well as more transmissible has raised fresh concerns about the variant that has spread to dozens of countries.   Initially British experts said that their evidence suggested the new strain circulating in the UK—one ...
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