Xavier University produces rubbing alcohol to shield health workers from coronavirus

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – In joint efforts to lessen the spread of the coronavirus, the Chemistry Department of Xavier University (XU) – Ateneo de Cagayan has created local versions of ethyl and isopropyl alcohol to protect Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) health workers from the disease......»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 26th, 2020

LT Group, SMC raise rubbing alcohol production

TWO of the largest alcoholic beverage companies in the Philippines have boosted their production of rubbing alcohol to donate to the frontline facilities and workers battling the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

For these athletes, this is a spring break they don t want

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton right-hander Ben Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend, readying himself to pitch against Northern Colorado. Molly Little, who plays lacrosse for Denver, expected to be on the road for a much anticipated match against Michigan, the team the Pioneers beat to reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last year. Avrey Steiner thought she would be with her softball teammates for Illinois' first home games of the season against Bowling Green and Green Bay. Everything changed for thousands of college athletes when the NCAA announced Thursday it was canceling all spring sports championships, along with remaining winter championships, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Conferences followed, saying they were temporarily or permanently shutting down their regular seasons. Suddenly, athletes who put in long hours juggling commitments to their sports and academics had lots of free time. And they're miserable. “We didn't work a whole year,” Dotzler said, “to play 15 games.” Little said she woke up at 6:30 every morning to go to the training room to rehab an injury and stretch before lifting weights and running — all before going to a 2 1/2-hour practice and then her classes. “There's nothing that can prepare you for the feeling of your season being done, and it's not because you lost in NCAAs,” Little said. “I spent many hours crying with teammates. You work your whole life to get to this point, to play on this big stage, and to have it taken from you is devastating.” Steiner said she was doing fine emotionally until she started cleaning out her locker Friday. “That really got me,” she said. “A lot of people are going to say, 'Oh, yeah, this is like a week off or getting a couple days off. I guarantee you it's going to hit me and other people in the coming weeks.” Some good news arrived on Friday when the NCAA informed schools that spring athletes would be given another year of eligibility to make up for their lost season. Details must be worked out. States Fort, a senior on the Coastal Carolina men's golf team, hopes to return for another year even though he'll graduate in May. “I would try to make it work with grad courses,” he said. “I would do everything in my power as long as the finances are there. I would love to come back and play with these guys." Not all seniors will be able to take advantage of being granted an extra year. Some already have jobs lined up. Others have been accepted into graduate programs at other schools. There are athletes who currently are on partial scholarships, and they may not be able to afford paying the difference for another year. Though the eligibility extension offers some consolation, it will be impossible for athletes to duplicate the experiences of playing with their 2020 teams. The Richmond women's lacrosse team, for example, was off to a program-best 7-0 start and ranked in the top 20 nationally for the first time since 2008. “We just accelerated into the season and started off so hot,” senior goaltender Megan Gianforte said. "Personally, I thought I was peaking this year. I felt I was in the best condition for this season. That's why I was so excited for it. We brought in so much talent, which helps me defensively. “I'm leaving Richmond now with such unfinished business, knowing all the potential we could have had. I just know how much more we have to give.” Now the spring athletes are left to wonder what they'll do with themselves. “It is just heartbreaking to see these kids face this unfortunate situation,” longtime University of San Francisco baseball coach Nino Giarratano said. “They are too young.” Creighton sophomore Tommy Steier said he and Dotzler, his roommate, have been spending a lot of time hanging out with teammates, rehashing old stories and plotting their immediate futures. Creighton isn't allowing athletes to use the school's training facilities during the shutdown. Baseball players will work out on their own and prepare to join summer teams in a few months — if the summer leagues operate. Fort, the Coastal Carolina golfer, said a temporary sports stoppage would have been more appropriate, followed by a reassessment of the situation. He wishes the NCAA would have waited before canceling championships scheduled for months from now. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the virus. “Obviously I'm biased because I play a small outdoor sport where spectators aren't much of an issue,” Fort said. “It was kind of quick and a little rash and short-sighted on the NCAA's part, especially to blanket cancel all sports. "I can understand basketball. That's a spectator sport where you have a ton of people constantly rubbing shoulders. I can almost understand baseball. But sports like (men's) volleyball, softball, golf and lacrosse don't have as much of a pronounced fan base.” Creighton's baseball team was busing back to Omaha from Minnesota on Thursday when the players' Twitter feeds started showing conference basketball tournaments being canceled. An hour after the players got home they received a text telling them to return to campus for a meeting. Steier and Dotzler said everyone sensed what was coming. As coach Ed Servais broke the news, seniors, who wouldn't know for another 24 hours they would be allowed to come back next year, broke into tears. “It was hard to see all of them knowing they were losing what they love to do,” Steier said. Gianforte, the Richmond lacrosse goalie, said she and her teammates had a feeling as early as Wednesday afternoon their season might be in jeopardy. That's when the Ivy League announced it was closing down spring sports. “I think the other conferences were feeling some peer pressure,” she said. Then the NBA announced Wednesday night it was suspending its season. “That," Gianforte said, “is when we knew we were goners.” ___ AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the majority of the Cebuanos, staying at home is of the utmost importance as our government officials, health workers and other frontliners fight to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   While staying at home will keep you safe from the COVID-19, it also makes you prone to a sedentary […] The post Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Kids missing vaccinations due to coronavirus

What has forced billions of people across the globe to stay home is making parents skip routine immunizations for their kids, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF warned Thursday. The phenomenon is being aggravated by overburdened health services where medical workers are being diverted from giving vaccines to focus on the COVID-19 response. Some governments […] The post Kids missing vaccinations due to coronavirus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

DA-10 s Integrated Lab produces 70% ethyl alcohol

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 28 - To mitigate the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 through its Integra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News6 hr. 54 min. ago

DA-10 s Integrated Lab produces 70% ethyl alcohol

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 28 - To mitigate the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 through its Integra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News12 hr. 20 min. ago

593 health workers volunteer to fight coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – Almost 600 health workers have volunteered to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines, the Department of Health announced on Saturday evening, March 28. In DOH's daily briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire thanked the health workers who signed up to join the big push to stop the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago

NBA broadcaster Doris Burke tested positive for coronavirus

ESPN NBA broadcaster Doris Burke, a Curt Gowdy Award recipient by the Basketball Hall of Fame for excellence in her field, has revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus. Burke made the announcement Friday on an ESPN podcast hosted by NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. Burke says she started feeling extreme fatigue on March 11, the day the NBA was shut down once it was learned that Utah center Rudy Gobert tested positive. Burke was assigned the Denver-Dallas game on that date for ESPN and fought through her symptoms to work that night. She said she had a three-day period of such deep fatigue that she couldn’t remain out of bed for more than five minutes at a time. She was eventually tested and received the results on Wednesday — eight days after being swabbed. By then, she was feeling better and said on the podcast that she was appreciative of the health-care workers who saw her. “I’m so incredibly thankful to be feeling well,” Burke said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News22 hr. 7 min. ago

Michael Leyva creates PPE for health workers to beat COVID-19

From creating couture for the country’s top celebrities, fashion designer Michael Leyva has found a new purpose for his studio in this time of coronavirus disease 2019 as a response to the country’s shortage of badly needed medical protective gear......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

DTI says rubbing alcohol supply should normalize in the days to come

The tightening supply of rubbing alcohol in the market should stabilize in the coming days as manufacturers work 24/7 to meet high demand fueled by coronavirus fears, the trade department said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

DOH asks for volunteer health workers vs coronavirus, to be paid P500 a day

MANILA, Philippines – As the Department of Health (DOH) ramped up calls for volunteer health workers to join the fight versus the coronavirus, Filipinos online called for better treatment of these frontliners facing the hazardous job. In a Facebook post on Friday, March 27, DOH said that they ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

[OPINION] Collateral damage in the coronavirus pandemic

This is unprecedented. The coronavirus pandemic spreading quickly around the globe is a war that is ruthless and merciless. The frontlines in this war are the hospitals and their heroic health care workers, as they battle to save lives while keeping themselves from getting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

BatStateU produces 3D face shield frames against COVID-19

BATANGAS CITY, Mar. 27 (PIA) --Batangas State University's LIKHA Fablab located in its Alangilan campus is currently producing 3D printed face shield frames designed for frontliners as protection a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

BatStateU produces 3D face shield frames against COVID-19

BATANGAS CITY, Mar. 27 (PIA) --Batangas State University's LIKHA Fablab located in its Alangilan campus is currently producing 3D printed face shield frames designed for frontliners as protection a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Medical supply producers urged: Don t export, let local health workers use products

As some hospitals taking care of patients infected with 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are running out of equipment, the government is urging manufacturers of medical supplies not to export their products and allow local health workers to use them instead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Airbus unions in Spain oppose restart of operations

MADRID, Spain – Unions representing Airbus workers in Spain on Wednesday, March 25, condemned its decision to resume production despite the coronavirus pandemic , saying it endangered the health of employees, with 138 of them already infected. GCT, the minority union, called for Airbus workers to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

LOOK: Robredo s office opens free dormitory for health workers in Cubao

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo's office and the partners of its anti-poverty program Angat Buhay opened a dormitory that health workers fighting the novel coronavirus can use for free. Robredo said on Thursday, March 26, that the free dormitory is located in Cubao, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Couturier shares fashion touch for health workers

With medical supplies running dangerously low and predictions of a surge of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, many known fashion designers are doing whatever they can to medical frontliners......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Talks on $2T bill to ease economic pain from virus drag on

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Unprecedented legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic remained snagged on Capitol Hill Tuesday night, despite predictions by negotiators that a deal was at hand. After days of pressure, unusual partisanship in a crisis, and intense haggling over the fine print, negotiators […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020