The United States will send 20 million more COVID-19 vaccines to other countries

This will be the first time the United States will share with the rest of the world vaccines that are approved for internal use –.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 17th, 2021

US provides over 3.2 million J& J vaccines to Philippines

The United States has delivered a total of 3,240,850 one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccines to the Philippines as part of its worldwide effort to help end COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

The United States confirmed the shipment of a new batch of vaccines to Colombia: in total there will be three million

A shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States is unloaded from a Colombian Air Force aircraft in Bogota, Colombia, July.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

The United States will send 1.5 million doses of the modern vaccine against COVID-19 to Guatemala

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at a news conference in Washington (Photo: EFE/Michael Reynolds) The White House confirmed this Tuesday that Guatemala will receive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

PH to Receive US Vaccine Donations

The Philippines has been officially named by The White House as one of the countries to receive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine donations from the United States (US), according to the United States Embassy in Manila. The arrival of the said vaccines is expected soon. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Law reiterated US President Joe Biden’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Hey Joe, We ll Take Your Extra Vaccines!

The United States will soon be facing a dilemma—one that the Philippines wishes it had. As of this writing, America has fully vaccinated almost a hundred million of its citizens against COVID-19. That is nearly thirty percent of the entire population. Given the scale of their vaccination program under President Joe Biden, the country is well on its way to achieving "herd immunity" and inoculating all Americans who want to get vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

US to push out 80M vax doses to certain allies

United States President Joe Biden will announce within days the details of a plan to export 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to other countries "without any political strings attached," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

USAID provides additional $3.5 million for Philippines vaccine rollout

The United States Agency for International Development will give the Philippines an additional $3.5 million to support the rollout of vaccines obtained from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Initiative facility......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

20 million Moderna shots arriving in 1st half – Locsin

Apart from COVID-19 vaccines from China and the United Kingdom, the Philippines also expects to receive shots from United States-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology firm Moderna in the first half of the year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. confirmed over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Say goodbye to our own COVID-19 vaccine

In September last year, I raised this question in this space: Why didn't the Duterte administration even think of initiating the development of a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, and completely relied on other countries, such as China, Russia, United States and United Kingdom, to supply us with the vaccines that would allow us to achieve herd immunity against the dreaded disease?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

One million vaccinated but US officials admit rollout behind schedule

Washington, United States—More than a million Americans have received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines, a milestone in the biggest immunization drive in US history that came even as officials admitted the pace of rollout was slipping behind schedule. The news comes as the winter surge in cases rages across the country, where the […] The post One million vaccinated but US officials admit rollout behind schedule appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Million vaccinated as US eyes return to normal next summer

WASHINGTON, United States — More than a million Americans have received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines, a senior official said Wednesday, as the US eyes a return to normal by next summer. The news comes as the winter surge in cases rages across the country, where the virus has claimed more than 320,000 lives […] The post Million vaccinated as US eyes return to normal next summer appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Stocks slip as infections overshadow vaccine hopes

NEW YORK, United States — Global equity markets fell back Monday as hopes that Covid-19 vaccines will soon be rolled out were overshadowed by fears of a coming surge in US cases. Oil prices remained under pressure as traders monitored an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Vienna amid worries producers won’t reach an […] The post Stocks slip as infections overshadow vaccine hopes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

WHO warns of drawn out pandemic as South Africa cases top 500,000

The UN health agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as the case count in South Africa topped half a million. Although many Latin American countries have begun relaxing stay-at-home measures, the virus is still spreading quickly across much of the region Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally. South Africa is by far the hardest hit country in Africa, accounting for more than half of diagnosed infections, although President Cyril Ramaphosa said the fatality rate is lower than the global average. Health authorities had been expecting a surge in cases after the gradual loosening of a strict lockdown that was imposed at the end of March. Nigeria on Saturday also announced it would ease a lockdown in the commercial capital Lagos, allowing churches and mosques to reopen next week.  An emergency WHO committee reviewing the pandemic “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 outbreak, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts”. “WHO continues to assess the global risk level of COVID-19 to be very high,” it said in its latest statement. The agency also said the effects of the pandemic “will be felt for decades to come”. Mexico overtook Britain to become the third hardest hit country in virus deaths — after Brazil and the United States — with more than 46,600 fatal cases. Although many Latin American countries have begun relaxing stay-at-home measures, the virus is still spreading quickly across much of the region, which has now recorded more than four million cases and almost 200,000 deaths. Half of them are in Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro said he believes “nearly everyone” will catch the virus eventually, after himself recovering from it. The US, the hardest-hit country in the world, has now tallied more than 4.6 million cases and 154,319 deaths. Vaccine race The outlook was bleak in Asia as well, where India and the Philippines reported record increases in new daily infections. “We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19, and we need to draw up a consolidated, definitive plan of action,” said an open letter signed by 80 Filipino medical associations. Japan’s Okinawa declared a state of emergency after a record jump in cases on the islands — many linked to US military forces stationed there. The pandemic has spurred a race for a vaccine with several Chinese companies at the forefront, while Russia has set a target date of September to roll out its own medicine. However, US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said it was unlikely his country would use any vaccine developed in either nation. “I do hope that the Chinese and the Russians are actually testing the vaccine before they are administering the vaccine to anyone,” he said. As part of its “Operation Warp Speed”, the US government will pay pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and GSK up to $2.1 billion for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said. ‘Day of freedom’ France, Spain, Portugal and Italy all reported huge contractions in their economies for the April-June quarter, while Europe as a whole saw gross domestic product fall by 12.1 percent.  Daily case numbers in Switzerland have crept up again in recent weeks, while Norway recorded its first virus death in two weeks. At least 36 crew members confined to a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the operator Hurtigruten said on Saturday.  Despite the resurgence in cases, there have been demonstrations in Europe against the curbs.  Thousands protested in Berlin on Saturday urging “a day of freedom” from the restrictions, with some demonstrators dubbing the pandemic “the biggest conspiracy theory”. In South Korea, the elderly leader of a secretive sect at the centre of the country’s early coronavirus outbreak was arrested for allegedly hindering the government’s effort to contain the epidemic. People linked to Lee Man-hee’s Shincheonji Church of Jesus accounted for more than half of the South’s coronavirus cases in February and March, but the country has since appeared to have brought the virus under control. The pandemic has also continued to cause mayhem in the travel and tourism sectors, with more airlines announcing mass job cuts. Latin America’s biggest airline, the Brazilian-Chilean group LATAM, said it would lay off least 2,700 crew, and British Airways pilots overwhelmingly voted to accept a deal cutting wages by 20 percent, with 270 jobs lost......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Decline — and fall?

As in many other countries reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 contagion, a wave of pessimism, fear, and hopelessness is sweeping vast sectors of the population of the United States of America. With over three million afflicted and the death toll rising to some 136,000 during the week of July 8 to 15, the… The post Decline — and fall? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 19th, 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

PH Procures a Total of 164M Doses of COVID-19 Vax for 2021

The Philippines is expected to have a steady stream of COVID-19 vaccines for the rest 2021 as the government has successfully secured 164 million doses of vaccines through procurement, the COVAX Facility, and through diplomatic relations with other countries. National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chairperson, Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and NTF chief implementer and vaccine […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil surpasses half million COVID deaths

Brazil on Saturday became the second country after the United States to surpass 500,000 Covid-19 deaths as the South American giant grapples with a third wave of the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

11.6 million jabs to arrive in July – Galvez

The Philippines is expected to receive as many as 11.6 million doses of COVID-19 shots next month as wealthy nations vowed to donate surplus vaccines to developing and poor countries, according to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Billions of vaccine doses needed to make the world safe

The announcement of President Joe Biden on the eve of the G7 Summit in the United Kingdom that the US will donate 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer has been described by the World Health Organization regional director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti as “a monumental step forward.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Senator urges Biden to commit 5 million vaccines to Philippines

US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Joe Biden to set aside at least five million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the Philippines a key ally as part of the US commitment to donate excess vaccines to other countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021