Lacking vaccines, North Korea battles COVID-19 with antibiotics, home remedies

The isolated state is one of only two countries yet to begin a vaccination campaign and, until last week, had insisted it was COVID-free SEOUL, South Korea – Standing tall in bright red hazmat suits, five North Korean health workers stride towards an ambulance to do battle with a COVID-19 outbreak that – in the … Read more

Philippines to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Myanmar, Papua New Guinea

The planned donation of vaccines is one of the government’s strategies to address the issue on expiring vaccines MANILA, Philippines – Due to its “excess” doses, the Philippines will be donating some of its COVID-19 vaccines to Myanmar and Papua New Guinea, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday, April 5. “Nakita naman natin … Read more

The latest on little kids’ vaccines

This week of March 27, 2022, we keep close watch on discussions surrounding the emergency approval of vaccines for kids aged at least 6 months, as well as additional doses for seniors MANILA, Philippines – Infections continue to decline in the Philippines, with all regions in the country now a “minimal risk” for COVID-19. Hospital … Read more

At Comelec VP debate, Sotto pitches for local manufacturing of vaccines, PPE

Opposition candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan says that when another surge of infections happens, the government should strengthen basic response – testing, tracing, and isolation MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential bet Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said that the Philippines should be locally manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prepare the country for … Read more

Moderna plots vaccines against 15 pathogens with future pandemic potential

Moderna chief executive Stephane Bancel says the 15 viruses are known threats that have not been addressed by many large drugmakers Moderna Inc said on Monday, March 7, it plans to develop and begin testing vaccines targeting 15 of the world’s most worrisome pathogens by 2025 and will permanently wave its COVID-19 vaccine patents for … Read more