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P89.1 million earmarked for WHO solidarity vaccine trials

The vaccine solidarity trial in the Philippines was scheduled to begin on the third week of October. The study is expected to last for 18 months......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

PH allocates P66 million for virus vaccine trials

The government allocates at least P66 million for the country’s participation in the solidarity trials intended to find a vaccine against COVID-19, Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

DOST: 13 hospitals involved in COVID-19 vaccine solidarity trials

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the government’s inter-agency task force (IATF) has accepted the agency’s recommendation for zoning on the solidarity trials for candidate vaccines against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Hopes up as 8 COVID-19 vaccines undergo trials

  A UNITED States administration official said Tuesday that it had launched “Operation Warp Speed” (OWP) aiming to deliver 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by January, 2021. The US has invested heavily in manufacturing capacity as well as in plans and infrastructure for distributing it. There are today more than 100 vaccines of various types […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

DOST OKs testing melatonin as COVID treatment

The government has allowed 260 patients from 24 hospitals in the country to participate in the World Health Organization solidarity trials as it pushed for cooperation in finding a vaccine and treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 here and abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

MLB: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. A day after Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans, the union held a conference call that included its executive board, player representatives and alternate player representatives, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. One of the people said many players were angered by the proposal teams made Tuesday. It was unclear when the union will respond to MLB's plan, the people said. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under MLB's plan, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10 million or more, not including shares of signing bonuses. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale. That includes a share of $200 million earmarked for players that is contingent on the postseason being completed. About 460 of approximately 900 players on rosters and injured lists when spring training was stopped in mid-March due to the new coronavirus make $1 million or less. Trout and Cole would be cut to about $8 million each. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado would drop from $35 million to $7.84 million. “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson tweeted. The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” The union has argued players already accepted a cut to prorated shares of their salaries in a March 26 agreement and should not have to bargain again. MLB would like to start the season around the Fourth of July in empty ballparks and proposed an 82-game regular-season schedule. It claims teams would lose billions of dollars by playing with no ticket money and gate-related revenue. “This season is not looking promising,” New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted. “Keeping the mind and body ready regardless.” Union head Tony Clark has not commented publicly on MLB’s proposal and has said very little publicly since late March. Agent Scott Boras has repeatedly criticized MLB for proposing more salary reductions and has questioned the accuracy of management’s financial claims. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs,” Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted Wednesday. “If true — and at this point, these are only rumors — I have one thing to say... Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your damn personal agenda out of union business.” Boras did not respond to a request for comment on Bauer’s remarks. “Working together to manage the public health issue has brought great solidarity among the players,” Boras said earlier in the day. “They are a strong united front and resolute in their support of the MLBPA.” A season with more games would lead to players earning a higher percentage of their original salaries. MLB says that without fans each additional game would result in a $640,000 loss. Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee on Tuesday “the be-careful-what-you-wish-for part is hours every day.” “It’s got to come together very quickly or we won’t be able to, we will just run out of time," he said. “To pay players at a full contract rate, pretty much 90% of that would go to pay them and wouldn’t cover any other costs.” Details of the plan have been disclosed to the AP by several people familiar with the proposal. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been announced. MLB’s proposal says that within 48 hours of the ratification of an agreement for player compensation terms and health and safety protocols, the commissioner’s office would announce a proposed timeline for the resumption of the season. The resumption would include a training period of at least 21 days, and each team would be allowed a maximum of three exhibition games, all in the final seven days of the training period. Opening day would be in early July, and the final scheduled regular-season game would be no later than Sept. 27 — the same as in the original 2020 schedule. Issues such as roster size, trade deadlines, series length and treatment of the luxury tax would be delegated to a subcommittee. ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Boost in vaccine doses planned for poor as virus rages on

Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual Covid-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to poorer countries in 2021, health groups announced Tuesday, as the virus showed no sign of receding after claiming more than one million lives around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

Paghahanda sa COVID-19 vaccine solidarity trial pukpukan na

Manila, Philippines – Pukpukan na ang paghahanda ng pamahalaan sa isasagawang Solidarity Trial sa bakuna para sa coronavirus disease-19 kaugnay ng pagsusumite sa susunod na buwan ng World Health Organization ng mga bakuna na pwedeng testingin sa Pilipinas. Pangungunahan ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ang pagkilos dito, kasama ang World Health Organization (WHO) […] The post Paghahanda sa COVID-19 vaccine solidarity trial pukpukan na appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

FDA sees COVID-19 vaccine in Philippine by April 2021

The Food and Drug Administration assured the public yesterday that caution will be strictly observed in registering vaccines and approving clinical trials for vaccines against coronavirus disease, saying that safety is the government’s utmost priority......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

More COVID-19 vaccine makers want PH trials

More COVID-19 vaccine makers want PH trials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Sanofi and GSK to provide 72 million vaccine doses to Canada

French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi and Britain's GSK have promised up to 72 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate to the Canadian government, which has already signed similar agreements with several American companies......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

SMC insures 5,000 Cebu frontliners for P2 M each

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has provided life insurance coverage for about 5,000 medical front liners from 18 hospitals across Cebu, insuring them for P2 million each. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang “We started this initiative several months ago, at the height of COVID-19 cases in Cebu, when our medical front liners there were really having a hard time,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang. He noted that, “Many of them were also testing positive for the coronavirus. We wanted to do something to help protect them, and to show our solidarity and support for them.” With the insurance packages, obtained through Cocolife, Ang said that medical front liners in Cebu can now have added security as they save lives and fight the virus. “Saving lives is still our highest priority. Unfortunately, COVID-19 can affect anyone, even our doctors and nurses. As much as possible, we cannot lose any more lives, especially not our medical front liners, because they are the ones tasked to save lives. Through this effort, we hope they feel that their everyday sacrifices are valued and appreciated,” Ang added. Under the program, SMC paid all the premiums for the insurance of medical front liners. Thus far, SMC’s P2 million coverage-each insurance package has benefited front liners in the following Cebu hospitals: Perpetual Soccour Hospital (459), Cebu Doctors University Hospital (254), Southwestern University Medical Center (36), St. Vincent General Shopital (99), Mendero Medical Center (77), Visayas Community Medical Center (62), Adventist Hospital Cebu (189),  Chong Hua Hospital (1,303), Cebu South General Hospital (125), Cebu Velez General Hospital (143), Cebu City Medical Center (12), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (65), Talisay District Hospital (30), Arc Hospital (44), Cebu North (91), Mactan Doctors’ Hospital (155), Allegiant Regional Care (305), Univeristy of Cebu Medical Center (278). Some 61 Infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists and hundreds of other medical workers were also provided the same insurance coverage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Vaccine trial resumes as virus continues grim march

Clinical trials of one of the most advanced experimental COVID-19 vaccines resumed Saturday after a brief safety pause, as infection numbers continued to march upward in countries across the globe......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Labella welcomes Cebu as area for COVID vaccine trial

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella welcomed the announcement from the national government that they would be conducting clinical trials for the coronavirus vaccine here in Cebu. “Nalipay ko ug dawaton nato na kay makahatag og dakong tabang ug kita mahimong usa sa unang kahigayonan makasuway sa vaccine,” Labella told reporters in […] The post Labella welcomes Cebu as area for COVID vaccine trial appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

1,000 Filipinos to join WHO Solidarity Vaccine Trial

CALOOCAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) -- Not less than 1,000 Filipino volunteers are slated to join the Solidarity Vaccine Trial set by the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of the global response.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Several firms eye vaccine trials in PH

Several firms eye vaccine trials in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

‘Zone’ in Cebu chosen for COVID vaccine clinical trial

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Thursday, September 10, 2020, that Cebu is among the areas in the country where coronavirus vaccine clinical trials will be conducted. DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, in a Laging Handa press briefing, said they have identified at least eight ‘zones’ to do […] The post ‘Zone’ in Cebu chosen for COVID vaccine clinical trial appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Manila assured of China vaccine

A China-developed anti-COVID-19 vaccine will possibly be out by late this year. This, as Phase 3 clinical trials are targeted to end by September or October, the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian disclosed on Tuesday during Daily Tribune’s “Straight Talk” program. Ambassador Huang also said that around four are part of the list […] The post Manila assured of China vaccine appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

IATF sets guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine trials

IATF sets guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine trials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

DOH: Pfizer won’t conduct clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine in Philippines

Vergeire said discussions with other vaccine developers continue as the country seeks to source COVID-19 to fight Southeast Asia’s worst outbreak......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

World Roundup: Russians say Sputnik vaccine & lsquo;safe& rsquo;

Patients involved in early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine developed antibodies with “no serious adverse events,” according to research published in The Lancet Friday, but experts said the trials were too small to prove safety and effectiveness......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020