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FDA allows use of Sinovac COVID-19 jab on elderly as Philippines faces vaccine shortage
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 7, 2021 - 4:18pm
“The VEP has recommended that it (Sinovac) can be used on senior citizens,” Dr. Nina Gloriani, head of the panel, said in a briefing.
DOH: Distribution, promotion of Ivermectin violate law vs unregistered drugs
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 7, 2021 - 2:15pm
RA 9711 states the “manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising, or sponsorship of any health product that is adulterated,...
Quick questions—and answers—on anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 6, 2021 - 1:19pm
The Department of Health and the country’s Food and Drug Administration are advising against the use of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, a severe respiratory illness.
DOH: COVID-19 transmission in Metro Manila not yet slowing down
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 5, 2021 - 4:36pm
“No, the virus spread has not slowed down yet,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a briefing Monday.
COVID-19 cases in Philippines may reach 1M before end-April — OCTA Research
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 5, 2021 - 3:08pm
In a public briefing Monday, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said new cases may still climb to 11,000 to 12,000 a day “for the next week or so until we see a downward trend.”
Johnson & Johnson applies for emergency use of single-dose jab in Philippines
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 5, 2021 - 11:08am
(Updated) Johnson & Johnson filed emergency use authorization last March 31, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said.
Robredo says anti-Asian hate crimes 'deeply concerning, appalling'
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 5, 2021 - 9:14am
In a statement Monday, Robredo said the recent attacks against Asian Americans are “deeply concerning, and an appalling turn of events.”
Memory game teaches kids, adults about Philippine native trees
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 2, 2021 - 3:28pm
ForesTree: A Memory Match-Up Game lets teaches players about Philippine native trees such as Almaciga, Bignay, Ilang-Ilang, Kamagong, Molave, Narra and Salingbobobog while testing and improving their memory.
Nurses' union renews call for mass hiring, adequate protection as Philippines grapples with COVID-19 surge
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 2, 2021 - 11:48am
The group also called for the mass hiring of health workers and demanded the government to provide them decent salaries, benefits and job security to ensure retention and continuity.
ECQ more suffering than solution for health workers, public — nurses' group
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2021 - 8:43pm
In a statement, the Filipino Nurses United said placing the capital region, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna under the so-called “NCR Plus” bubble is “not a solution” to contain the...
Contamination of genome sequencing machines delays release of COVID-19 variant updates
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2021 - 5:34pm
DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the Philippine Genome Center, which leads the country’s biosurveillance efforts, had informed the department that the machines that detect the presence of more...
DOH asks COVID-19 testing centers to stay open during Holy Week
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2021 - 2:37pm
In a briefing Wednesday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the agency has issued a memorandum to its regional offices to ensure “there is continuity of operations” this Holy Week.
Arrest of land defender a 'big blow' to environmental defense in Central Luzon — group
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2021 - 11:10am
Canlas helped farmers and indigenous Aeta communities in campaigns in Mount Abo and was involved in struggles against other destructive land grabs that put at stake at least 75,500 hectares of indigenous lands in...
DOH: PhilHealth ID number not required for COVID-19 vaccination
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2021 - 8:56am
The DOH issued the clarification Tuesday after the state health insurer urged the public to know and have their PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN) ready “to avoid delays and problems during vaccinatio...
Don't buy COVID-19 vaccines online, FDA tells public
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 30, 2021 - 3:07pm
In a briefing Tuesday, FDA Deputy Director General Oscar Gutierrez Jr. said vaccines sold online are “falsified and fake.”
DOH recommends extension of ECQ in 'NCR Plus' for another week
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 30, 2021 - 9:51am
In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel Tuesday, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the one week ECQ in the capital region, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Laguna—dubbed as the “NCR Plus”—is...
DOH: Philippines could have 430K active cases by end-April without ECQ
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 29, 2021 - 8:18pm
In a briefing, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said there is a “continuing and swift rise of cases” in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Laguna—dubbed as the “NCR...
DOH identifies comorbidities to be prioritized for COVID-19 inoculation
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 29, 2021 - 8:02pm
In the Philippines, there are 14.5 million people living with comorbidities.
How the house-to-house search for people with COVID-19 symptoms will be done
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 29, 2021 - 6:13pm
“We’ll go house to house to look for symptomatic people,” Roque said in Filipino.
DOH: No 'mass testing', just 'risk-based testing' to get more people tested
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 29, 2021 - 2:31pm
The health department again said that it would be impossible to test everyone.
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