Some 20 million people could be inoculated against COVID-19 by the end of 2020 and most Americans will have access to highly effective vaccines by mid-2021, the chief adviser of US President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed program said.
“Within 24 hours, maybe at most 36 to 48 hours, from the approval, the vaccine can be in people’s arms,” Moncef Slaoui, a former GlaxoSmithKline executive who is overseeing the vaccine portion of the US program, said at an event conducted by The Washington Post newspaper.
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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.
AILERON/RUDDER MIXING EXPLAINED
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CALLS TO REOPEN CLASSROOMS GROW AS TEACHERS GET VACCINATED
State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.
US SPACE COMMAND SITE TO BE LOCATED IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
The U.S. Air Force announced that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located.
America's Missing Workers
Near-record levels of absenteeism could be hampering the recovery
Beyond Organic: Buy Regenerative!
Improving soil health is an overlooked key for nutrient-dense food and a healthier planet. We can support farming that has this focus through the products we purchase.
US HOLDS FIRST OIL LEASE SALE FOR ALASKA'S ARCTIC REFUGE
The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder.
MICROSOFT SAYS HACKERS VIEWED SOURCE CODE, DIDN'T CHANGE IT
Microsoft said in a blog pos t that hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens of U.S. government agencies and private companies sneaked further into its systems than previously thought, although the intrusion doesn’t appear to have caused any additional harm.
HARRY RISKS HIS TITLES IF HE BECOMES U.S. CITIZEN
PRINCE HARRY and his high living wife, Meghan, will finally cut all ties to royalty — and lose their cash-spinning titles — if he follows through with a vow to become a U.S. citizen, sources tell GLOBE.
FROM ZOOM TO QUIBI, THE TECH WINNERS AND LOSERS OF 2020
We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020’s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while bringing digital relationships to the fore.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO GET MY 2ND VACCINE SHOT?
As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people to get their second shots.