The real score on China& rsquo;s COVID-19 vaccines

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of easing up worldwide, with the coronavirus said to have mutated into another strain in a number of countries, perhaps it would be prudent for us to keep ourselves fully informed on the real score on the development of vaccines intended to keep the deadly disease in check......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 31st, 2020

China& rsquo;s vaccine internationalism

As far back as September 2020, rich countries have already bought up more than half of the projected production of COVID-19 vaccines. Canada reserved vaccine doses that were five times more than its population, the US reserved for four times its population and the UK, three times its population......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

What& rsquo;s the real score?

I just can’t understand why the Department of Health has to complicate its presentation of the figures concerning the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

Sinovac jabs arriving Sunday

Some 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac of China will arrive on Sunday, the Chinese embassy announced yesterday......»»

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Half empty, half full

A Palace spokesman this week defended the emergency use authorization (EUA) issued to the COVID-19 vaccine made by China’s Sinovac, CoronaVac, saying it had met World Health Organization (WHO) standards......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

& lsquo;Dengvaxia case mishandling led to vaccine delay& rsquo;

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Monday said the mishandling of the Dengvaxia case by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) contributed to the delays in the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

FDA still waiting for Sinovac data

There is still no emergency use authorization for China’s Sinovac Biotech with two days left prior to the expected arrival of the COVID vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Palace allows local gov& rsquo;ts pay for vaccines in advance

Local government units are now allowed to make advance payments to pharmaceutical companies to buy COVID-19 vaccines, Malacañang said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Bill eases LGU vaccine buy

The President will certify as urgent a bill exempting local government units (LGUs) from procurement rules when purchasing COVID-19 vaccines, the country’s vaccine czar Carlito Galvez said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2021

PH to receive 600,000 Sinovac doses on Feb. 23

BY ARGYLL GEDUCOS The Philippines is set to receive 600,000 doses of the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac on February 23, Malacañang announced Thursday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the statement as the government prepares for the rollout of its vaccination plan against COVID-19 starting next week. In his Thursday presser, Roque said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

Razon to provide Tokyo-bound athletes, coaches with vaccines

Business tycoon Enrique Razon guaranteed to provide the Philippines’ Tokyo Olympic bound athletes and coaches with the COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Feb. 2

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan launched COVID-19 vaccination drive with China-donated vaccines on Tuesday as part of the country's efforts to bring the pandemic under control......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

A bleak 2021

While people are busy complaining about red-tagging, the uncertainties on the availability and quality of COVID-19 vaccines, Congress’ discussion of charter change, and other issues, the government released the economic data for 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

We re fighting COVID-19 with foreign loans

News reports since last year have been constantly telling us that the government has been ramping up testing, contact tracing and treatment for the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the government has been trying to get as many doses of vaccines from several countries as possible, such as the US, China and UK, in order to acquire herd immunity from the disease and allow us to return to what's been described as the “new normal.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

Diplomatic protest vs China coast guard law won t affect vax procurement — Palace

The Philippines' diplomatic protest against a law that allows the Chinese coast guard to fire on foreign vessels won't affect the purchase of China-made COVID-19 vaccines, Malacañang said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

Navotas rejects Chinese vaccine

Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco has thumbed down the China-made Sinovac vaccines for the city government’s vaccination program against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Price, efficacy are Senate’s main concern, not brand

Senators were unfazed by President Duterte’s tirades against their inquiry into the administration’s mass anti-COVID-19 vaccination program, saying it’s not politicking to question the pricing of vaccines and the government’s apparent preference for the ones made in China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

FDA: Donated vaccines pwedeng gamitin nang walang approval basta oks sa DOH

Manila, Philippines — Nilinaw ng Food and Drug Administration (FDA) na maaaring tumanggap ang Pilipinas ng mga COVID vaccine na binigay ng China kahit wala pang approval. Batay kay FDA Director-General Eric Domingo, sa ilalim ng Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, pinapayagan ang Department of Health (DOH) na tumanggap ng donated medications basta rehistrado […] The post FDA: Donated vaccines pwedeng gamitin nang walang approval basta oks sa DOH appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

No vaccine diplomacy for China – Locsin

China is not pushing its COVID-19 vaccines as part of its diplomacy, the Philippines’ top diplomat said over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

After you

With the Duterte administration still bent on procuring the Sinovac COVID shots, it must move to overcome public resistance to China-made vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

China to donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to PH — Palace

Malacañang said Saturday that the Chinese government will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines as the two countries reaffirmed ties and cooperation against the pandemic. Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (DFA OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT/ MANILA BULLETIN) The Office of the President (OP) made the statement as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi made a 40-minute courtesy call to President Duterte in Malacañang Saturday. In a statement, the OP said that Wang assured Duterte of China’s commitment to support the Philippines’ efforts to combat COVID-19, a disease that originated in Wuhan, China. “He (Wang) announced that China will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines. He likewise affirmed China’s resolve to do everything to ensure that vaccines become a global good,” Malacañang said. According to Malacañang, Duterte lauded the continued high-level engagement between the Philippines and China even amid the pandemic and stressed the importance of both sides delivering on the promises of the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation. Duterte stressed that cooperation on public health must be strengthened, particularly access to safe and effective vaccines, to safeguard the health of the people and in order to hasten the economic recovery of both nations and their neighboring countries. “The recovery of nations… sits on the back of stronger economies,” Duterte told Wang. “China plays a very key role in reviving our region’s economy. Let us do all we can to revive economic activities between the Philippines and China,” he added. Malacañang said that Duterte thanked China for its continuing support and cooperation in the country’s fight against COVID-19 in terms of medical equipment and supplies and sharing of experiences and expertise as well as in the repatriation of Filipinos. Economic cooperation Wang declared that China will continue to support the Philippines’ recovery through enhanced economic cooperation. He likewise reiterated his country’s determination to complete pending infrastructure projects. The Palace said that Wang underscored China’s commitment under President Xi Jinping to work closely with the Philippines to sustain the positive trajectory of the valued and special bilateral relations. At the start of his presidency in 2016, Duterte has expressed his desire to build stronger relations with China — even temporarily setting aside the country’s victory over the West Philippine Sea in The Hague to make it happen......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021