COVID vaccine trials in PH: What to expect

MANILA, Philippines — In about a month’s time, Filipinos may start taking part in the biggest global effort to find a vaccine to end “one of the most devastating epidemics” humanity has had to face. The clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines are going to be different from those it had hosted […] The post COVID vaccine trials in PH: What to expect appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 22nd, 2020

China’s COVID vaccine enters final testing

China has started the final phase of clinical trials of an inactivated coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine that the Philippines expect to also get. The tests are done in Argentina, according to its developer China National Biotech Group (CNBG), which is affiliated with Sinopharm. The launch ceremony of the phase-3 clinical trials was held in Beijing […] The post China’s COVID vaccine enters final testing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Duterte kumpiyansa sa magiging resulta ng clinical trials para sa COVID-19 vaccines

SINABI ng Palasyo na kumpiyansa si Pangulong Duterte na magiging maganda ang resulta ng mga clinical trials para sa vaccine kontra coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “We expect involvement in the vaccine clinical trials by the last quarter of 2020 with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) taking a lead role,” sabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry […] The post Duterte kumpiyansa sa magiging resulta ng clinical trials para sa COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

9.4% Economic Growth Seen in PH

With the production of COVID-19 vaccine around the world ongoing and the procurement of the Philippine government for vaccines in the works, experts look forward to great economic growth in the Philippines in the year 2021. “In 2021, we expect growth to rebound the most in the Philippines (9.4 percent) and Malaysia (6.6 percent), which […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

DOST: Trials for China s Sinovac, Clover may start end-2020 or early 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine candidates of Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and Clover Biopharmaceuticals have passed the technical review of the vaccine expert panel for their application to conduct Phase 3 clinical trials in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

New British vaccine & lsquo;70% effective& rsquo;

British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford on Monday said their jointly-developed vaccine against Covid-19 has shown “an average efficacy of 70 percent” in trials......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Vaccine Yuletide gift to be delayed till Lent

The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in many countries has dampened somewhat the week’s good news that several coronavirus vaccine developers have achieved higher than 90-percent efficacy in their final Phase-3 trials on humans......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Ex-DOH chief magpapaturok ng COVID-19 vaccine kung oks ang trials

Manila, Philippines – Iginiit ni Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral na handa siyang magpabakuna oras na magkaroon ng bakuna laban sa COVID-19. Ito ay kung maayos namang maipakikita ang mga dokumento at ginawang clinical trials para dito. “Magpapabakuna ako once na makita natin na maayos ‘yung datos nung bakuna na ibibigay dito,” lahad ni Cabral sa […] The post Ex-DOH chief magpapaturok ng COVID-19 vaccine kung oks ang trials appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

2 promising vaccines against COVID-19

  OF ten COVID-19 candidate vaccines in their final human trials, two reported highly promising initial results of their final Phase 3 human trials early this month. American drugmaker Pfizer, in partnership with Germany’s BioNTech, announced on November 9 that tests showed that its vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in tests involving 43,000 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

UK pharma seeks to conduct vaccine trials in Philippines

The United Kingdom-based pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has applied to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines for its COVID-19 vaccines, the Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Now on its Second Global Phase 3 Clinical Trials

The potential vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson runs the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE single dose testing and is continuing to enroll 60,000 study participants worldwide. On the other hand, Janssen has also initiated the two-dose regimen ENSEMBLE 2 trial. The ENSEMBLE is to test if the vaccine is safe and effective […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Moderna vaccine news sends stocks higher, Dow nears 30,000

Major stock markets surged higher Monday---with the Dow closing in on 30,000 points---after an announcement a second Covid-19 vaccine is proving effective in trials, sparking fresh hope of a return to normality, dealers said......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

80% expect COVID-19 vaccine next year

Eight in every 10 Filipinos expect there will be a vaccine and an effective treatment against the coronavirus disease next year, a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

SWS: 80% of Filipinos expect COVID-19 vaccine, treatment by next year

The Department of Health earlier called on the public to keep their vaccine hopes grounded, advising people to continue practicing preventive health measures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Isko readies deal for COVID-19 vaccine

  BY MINKA TIANGCO     Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso affirmed his readiness to buy P250-million worth of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) vaccines during a meeting with top Pfizer officials Tuesday night. The meeting was held after Pfizer announced that initial late-stage clinical trials showed that its vaccine is 90 percent effective in protecting […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Brazil halts trials of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Brazil’s health regulator said Monday it had suspended clinical trials of a Chinese-developed Covid-19 vaccine after an “adverse incident” involving a volunteer recipient, a blow for one of the most advanced vaccine candidates. The setback for CoronaVac, developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech, came on the same day US pharmaceutical giant […] The post Brazil halts trials of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine 90% effective in Phase 3 trial

A vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials, the companies announced Monday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Clinical trial ng WHO sa COVID-19 vaccine, simula na sa Disyembre

Sisimulan na sa Disyembre sa taong 2020 ang Phase 3 ng clinical trials ng bakuna kontra COVID-19 ng World Health Organization (WHO) sa Pilipinas. Ayon kay Health Usec. Maria Rosario Vergerie, iaanunsyo ngayong linggo ang mga lugar kung saan ito isasagawa. Sinabi nito na magsisimula na sa ibang lugar ang solidarity trial at sa Disyembre […] The post Clinical trial ng WHO sa COVID-19 vaccine, simula na sa Disyembre appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

DOH: Vaccine trials bumaba sa 3-4 choices

Manila, Philippines – Inanunsyo ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire na ibinaba ng World Health Organization (WHO) sa tatlo hanggang apat ang posibleng COVID-19 vaccine na kinokonsiderang isama sa Solidarity Trial program na nakatakdang simulan sa susunod na buwan. Sinabi rin ni Vergeire na habang hindi pa inilalaan ng Department of Health (DOH) ang listahan […] The post DOH: Vaccine trials bumaba sa 3-4 choices appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

World Roundup: Volunteer dies during tests

A volunteer participating in clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has died in Brazil, officials announced, though media reports said he had received a placebo, not the test vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020