A slow but sure road to herd immunity

It simply makes no sense for some quarters, particularly the opposition, to criticize what they describe as “slow” rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.  .....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardMay 25th, 2021

Unity in achieving herd immunity

Last Monday, Go Negosyo conducted a webinar entitled, “One year in COVID: How are we doing and where do we go from here?” In that webinar, we were joined by industry and sector leaders from Malaysia, Singapore, Israel, and the Philippines, where they shared stories from their countries and narrated how they are fighting COVID-19 and traversing the road towards herd immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Herd immunity not likely under Duterte

With the hit-and-miss (mostly miss) manner President Duterte has been pursuing his COVID-19 mass inoculation program hobbled by the slow procurement of vaccines it looks doubtful if herd immunity would be achieved before his term ends in June 2022......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

Palace: Pinoys can expect better Christmas, future

Amid the threat posed by the Delta variant, Malacañang said yesterday that with vaccination aiming for herd immunity in the fourth quarter of the year, Filipinos can look forward to a better Christmas and achieving economic growth in 2022......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

5.09% of Filipinos fully vaccinated; gov t nears target of administering 500K jabs daily

Officials have just a little over four months left to meet their target of fully inoculating another 64.91% —  for a total of 70% — of the population to achieve herd immunity. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

FPH starts vaccine rollout for employees, dependents

First Philippine Holdings Corp. has started the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccines for employees and dependents as part of the Lopez-led conglomerate’s program to help assure the health of its workforce and support government’s overall aim to achieve herd immunity against the dreaded virus......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Bakuna muna, bago F2F classes – Bong Go

Manila, Philippines – SINANG-AYUNAN ni Senator Christopher “Bong” Go ang sentimyento at paninindigan ni Pangulong Duterte na wala pang mangyayaring face-to-face classes sa mga paaralan hanggang hindi pa nababakunahan ang maraming Filipino at hindi nakakamit ng bansa ang herd immunity laban sa COVID-19 pandemic. “Ang importante sa amin ni Pangulo ay ang buhay ng bawat […] The post Bakuna muna, bago F2F classes – Bong Go appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

& lsquo;Herd immunity a tall order& rsquo;

The government said achieving herd immunity by the end of the year remains a huge challenge as the only 4.5 percent of the target population have been fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, vaccine czar and National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Herd immunity in 2021 a big challenge with just 3.2% fully vaccinated so far

Over 3.5 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 since the government launched its inoculation campaign in March, the latest figures from the National Task Force Against COVID-19 show. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

87% of Mandaluyong’s target population inoculated

The Mandaluyong government has vaccinated nearly 87 percent of its target population to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Micro-herd immunity, safe spaces eyed as pandemic exit strategies

Experts, government officials and private sector representatives met recently to thresh out the proposed adoption of “micro-herd immunity” and “safe spaces” as strategies for the safe reopening of the economy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

Duterte thanks Japan for 1.1 million vaccine donation

President Duterte yesterday thanked Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga for the donation of 1.124 million doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine that will boost the Philippines’ target of herd immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Lingering economic woes risk turning Philippines into basket case

Economic struggles on the domestic front are putting the Philippines at risk of becoming a basket case as it is unlikely to ride on the much needed herd immunity with the rest of emerging Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Achieving herd immunity in the workplace

These past weeks have been dedicated to consulting with various advisers from both the private and the public sector......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Business owners talk ‘safe spaces’ for herd immunity

Mall and building owners have expressed support for the proposed establishment of “safe spaces” as a means to create herd immunity in areas where the private sector has control like office buildings, factories and malls, according to presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

San Juan to open third vaccination center

The city government of San Juan will open another COVID-19 vaccination center this week as it seeks to fast-track the inoculation of residents and workers to achieve herd immunity by the end of August,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

MVP Group begins vaccination program for employees

The MVP Group, the conglomerate chaired by tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, kicked off yesterday its vaccination program for its 60,000 employees, moving the country a step closer toward herd immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

Why Mayor Isko movies need to take a backseat

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said two movies being filmed involving him are taking a backseat in the meantime that he is giving his full concentration to the mass vaccination program of his administration to possibly achieve herd immunity in the City of Manila by September......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

Unless Delta variant breaches, NCR Plus 8 can have herd immunity by Christmas — OCTA

The Philippine government should not lower its guard in keeping out the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant or it will impede efforts to achieve herd immunity for Metro Manila and nearby provinces by Christmas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021


It appears the goal of achieving herd immunity for the country by the end of the year is back on the agenda......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

Mandaue City master lists more COVID-19 vaccine applicants

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines  — The Mandaue City Government has already master listed 154,000 individuals for vaccination, more than half of the city’s target vaccinees of 295,000 to achieve herd immunity. Lawyer Lizer Malate, head of the Mandaue City Vaccination Operations Center, said that after implementing the full-blown vaccination registration in the city’s 27 barangays this […] The post Mandaue City master lists more COVID-19 vaccine applicants appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021