A vaccine is seen as the best chance for the world to get back to some semblance of normality amid a global pandemic which has killed nearly 1.5 million people and upended the global economy.
“The government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use,” the government said. “The vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week.”
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Rody: No corruption in Sinovac supply deal
As senators expressed suspicion about an attempt to overprice vaccines the government is procuring from China, President Duterte defended the deal yesterday, stressing that everything is aboveboard.
AMID FEARS OF INSIDER ATTACK - FBI vetting Nat'l Guard troops in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) – US defense officials said they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
The persistent dengue threat
Even as the world battles the COVID-19 scourge, there are other threats to public health that call for urgent attention. In the Philippines and other mostly tropical countries where mosquitoes thrive, dengue is a continuing threat, especially with the vaccination campaign in limbo following the Dengvaxia scare.
Smart signs up BTS as endorser
The Grammy-nominated global superstar pop group BTS is now officially an endorser of Smart.
7 co-passengers of variant patient yet to be contacted
Seven co-passengers of the country’s first case of the United Kingdom (UK) variant of COVID-19 have not been contacted yet, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
Go extends aid to Quezon market vendors
Despite bad weather, Sen. Bong Go went to Lucena in Quezon province recently to help public market vendors displaced by the pandemic.
Pandacan church gets new image of Sto. Niño
A new Sto. Niño image sculpted from a wooden beam that survived the fire that struck Pandacan church in July last year was unveiled yesterday as the Catholic faithful joined the feast of the Child Jesus in Manila.
Bishop condemns prevalence of child abuse
A bishop used his sermon yesterday to condemn child abuse, particularly the reported prevalence of child pornography during the pandemic.
Biden outlines ‘Day One' agenda
Executive actions set on pandemic, immigration, climate deal
ASF to further push up pork, chicken prices
Consumers would have to further tighten their belts as prices of pork and even chicken show no signs of going down, especially now that African swine fever (ASF) has crept into the Visayas.
HOW THE RICH & FAMOUS GET COVID VACCINE FIRST!
Money talks on thriving black market for life-saving shots
IN DEFENSE OF COVID BILLIONAIRES
PEOPLE LOVE TO hate billionaires. And they really love to hate large pharmaceutical companies.
Business at Its Best
With a big hand from the government, pharmaceutical companies delivered the vaccine that the world desperately needed. Here’s how something in 2020 went right for a change
The Window Is Closing On Vaccine Makers
With early leaders so effective, it may be tougher for laggards to conduct trials
NEW COVID VACCINES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Won’t work on 10% of the population! Two doses needed to be effective! Horrid side effects include pain, fatigue, headache & sore arms!
We Had the Vaccine the Whole Time
The silver bullet we’ve been waiting for took all of one weekend to design.
UK AUTHORIZES PFIZER CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FOR EMERGENCY USE
British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.
Finding Flights to Deliver Vaccines
The pandemic has vastly reduced airlines’ capacity to haul freight
PFIZER: COVID-19 SHOT 95% EFFECTIVE, SEEKING CLEARANCE SOON
Pfizer said this week that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk of dying — the last data needed to seek emergency use of limited shot supplies as the catastrophic outbreak worsens across the globe.
The Final Hurdle Is Bureaucracy
An alphabet soup of regulators raises the prospect of vaccine chaos