The news came as the regulator was set to convene an independent panel today that will likely vote to authorize the vaccine, making it the third available in the country hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
In large clinical trials, the J&J vaccine’s efficacy against severe disease was 85.9 percent in the United States, 81.7 percent in South Africa and 87.6 percent in Brazil.
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Vegetables as security threat
It has been a welcome breath of fresh air in this crisis: people contributing what they can in vegetables and other food items, and others taking just what they need, in a community pantry.
Steve Aoki teams up with Farruko in summer anthem Aire
The Grammy-nominated artist, DJ, producer and entrepreneur Steve Aoki teams up with one of the Latin genre’s biggest and most versatile artists, Farruko, to release their latest track Aire. The song is now available to stream on all digital platforms.
Red-hot Curry shines, Warriors whip Sixers
Los Angeles (AFP) – Steph Curry extended his scoring streak with an electrifying 49-point display as the Golden State Warriors upset the Philadelphia 76ers 107-96 on Monday.
Cuba gets new leader as last Castro retires
HAVANA (AFP) – Cuba marked the end of an era Monday with the official transfer of power from the Castro clan, in charge for six decades, to the communist country’s first civilian leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel.
COVID-19 field hospital under construction in Rizal Park
The city government of Manila broke ground for a 336-bed COVID field hospital at Rizal Park yesterday.
HK bans flights from Phl for 2 weeks
HONG KONG – Hong Kong will suspend flights from the Philippines, as well as India and Pakistan, from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time, authorities said in a statement late Sunday.
COVID airborne? DOH says health protocols enough
There is no need to make changes in current health protocols despite a recent report in a prominent medical journal regarding airborne transmission of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
Palace on community pantries: Bayanihan, not gov't condemnation
The setting up of community pantries in various parts of the country is not a condemnation of the government but a showcase of “the best in the Filipino character,” Malacañang said yesterday.
Doctors refuse to give Erap Ivermectin
Doctors of former president Joseph Estrada have refused to give him Ivermectin as the drug is only for animals, his son Jinggoy Estrada said yesterday.
11 dead, 98 injured in egypt train crash
CAIRO (AFP) – A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured, Egypt’s health ministry said, in the latest rail calamity to hit the North African country.
US RECOMMENDS ‘PAUSE' FOR J&J SHOTS IN BLOW TO VACCINE DRIVE
The U.S. recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign.
AI’S ROLE IN THE COVID VACCINATION PROCESS
HEMP Approval Program Now Available From UF/IFAS
OWNERS OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP GENETICS can now submit their varieties for approval by the University of Florida for legal sale within the state.
The Covid-19 Manhattan Project
Never have so many researchers trained their minds on a single problem in so brief a time. Science will never be the same.
PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health crisis and an economic disrupter too.
THREE WAYS TO PREVENT BLANKET INJURIES
Of all the things your horse could injure himself with, his blanket seems an unlikely candidate. But don’t rule it out. Blanket mishaps do happen and they can be serious. Here are three things you can do to avoid them:
COVID VACCINES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
150 labs testing life-saving shots
KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
During the coronavirus pandemic, people should guard their eyes with glasses or face shields to protect their eyes from virus infection.
EXTRA SAFETY SCRUTINY PLANNED AS VIRUS VACCINE WORRIES GROW
Facing public skepticism about rushed COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. health officials are planning extra scrutiny of the first people vaccinated when shots become available — an added safety layer experts call vital.
UF/IFAS Extension Helps Farmworkers Stay Safe From COVID
UF/IFAS EXTENSION EXPERTS are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic.