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US to buy, donate 500M Pfizer shots worldwide

US to buy, donate 500M Pfizer shots worldwide.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJun 10th, 2021

US to donate 500M Pfizer doses worldwide

US to donate 500M Pfizer doses worldwide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Children can get Pfizer shots this year

Children can get Pfizer shots this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJun 22nd, 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

EDITORIAL - Infection during vaccination

Local government executives in the National Capital Region have reported increased interest in getting COVID shots following the arrival of the vaccine developed by US company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

More vaccines to arrive this month – Galvez

More COVID-19 shots from the World Health Organization-led COVAX Facility may arrive this month, including the first batch of jabs developed by American drug maker Pfizer, National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more Pfizer COVID shots

Israel signed Monday an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer enabling the Jewish state to obtain millions more doses of vaccines, a government statement said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Astrazeneca came up with requirement of donating COVID-19 jabs to gov t — Galvez

(Updated 7:24 p.m.) The private sector is not required to donate half of the COVID-19 shots they will buy to the national government, the country's vaccine czar clarified Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

Waiting for relief

America, home to four of the biggest producers of the COVID vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax), aims to administer the first dose of the shots to 100 million people in 100 days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Pfizer offers 40 million COVID-19 shots to poorer countries at cost

Pfizer announced Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the globally-pooled Covax facility......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

WHO grants emergency validation to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Geneva---The World Health Organization on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

‘The beginning of the end’: Europe rolls out vaccines to see off pandemic

MADRID/ROMEO—Europe launched a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide. “Thank God,” 96-year-old Araceli Hidalgo said as she became the first person in Spain to have a vaccine. […] The post ‘The beginning of the end’: Europe rolls out vaccines to see off pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Sans vaccine, boost testing

From what could have been delivery of 10 million doses this January, Filipinos hoping to get the COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech will now have to wait until July at the earliest for the shots......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd Covid-19 shot nears

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Hundreds more hospitals around the country began dispensing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) shots to their workers in a rapid expansion of the United States vaccination drive Tuesday, while a second vaccine moved to the cusp of government authorization. A day after the rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus shots, the Food and Drug Administration said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Transparent, orderly procurement

Americans and Canadians began receiving the first shots of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine this week, days after mass inoculation got underway in the United Kingdom......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Rahm channels frustrations into big win with big moments

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Jon Rahm is no stranger to wild shifts in emotions, whether it was irritation from an absent-minded penalty that led to his only bogey of the weekend or his 65-foot birdie putt that capped an amazing victory at the BMW Championship. The difference now is he enjoyed it. All of it. The shot that will be remembered at Olympia Fields was a putt in the playoff Sunday that was just over 65 feet from the hole and had to travel even farther to get there, across the 18th green toward a ridge and then down the slope toward the cup, 11 seconds of watching, hoping and celebrating. Rahm wonders how different it might have been if not for his mental blunder. That happened on the fifth hole Saturday, when he was five shots behind. He might never be able to explain how he could walk up to his golf ball on the green, pick it up and freeze upon realizing he never marked it. He feared even after a 66 to get back in the mix that one shot could cost him. “I just hope I don't lose by one,” Rahm said that day. “I'm just going to say that. I just hope. And if I do, well, my fault.” He allowed his mind to think back to the penalty while on the range Sunday afternoon after a 64, the best score of the week, and hearing that Dustin Johnson was one shot behind facing a birdie putt just inside 45 feet. “I was like, that extra-shot cushion would be extremely nice right now, I'm not going to lie,” Rahm said. "But at the same time, it happened. I don't know if I would have won had it not happened. It kind of made me mad at myself, and I just went on with my focus after that and was able to play amazing golf. “I can tell you after making that 6-footer for bogey, I was like, ‘OK, that’s it. No playing around. Go.' That's kind of what mentally did it for me.” Rahm has always said he needs time to process success and failure, and this one could take a while. Even after it was over, and he posed with the BMW Championship and Western Golf Association trophies, part of him still felt like he was on the golf course in a playoff. He looked like a winner when his tee shot on the par-5 15th sailed into the trees and ricocheted out into the rough, avoiding a penalty, and his third shot was a 6-iron from 218 yards to 10 feet for birdie. He followed that with a 30-foot birdie putt across the 16th green for a two-shot lead. He feared for the worse when Johnson, down to his last shot, rolled in his improbable birdie putt down the slope on the 18th green for a 67 to force the playoff. That penalty shot looked as though it might be the difference when Johnson's drive on the 18th in the playoff hit a tree and came back to the fairway, and Rahm's shot from deep rough rolled out to the back of the green, leaving a putt so difficult that Rahm was hopeful of making par. “Honestly, I hoped it would be a decent putt for par coming back and have a chance to keep the playoff going,” he said. It was better than decent. It was perfect. The heart rate never eased up as Rahm watched Johnson's 30-foot birdie putt track toward the cup until it peeled away by inches and Rahm was the winner. “I still can’t believe what just happened,” Rahm said. "That stretch of waiting for DJ, him making the putt, going in the playoff, me making the putt, then trying to stay mentally in it just in case he made the last putt, it’s been a roller coaster. But so much fun. ... I set out to enjoy even the uncomfortable moments we had out there. “And man, it was fun.” Johnson took plenty away, too. He twice beat Rahm in 2017 in the span of a month at World Golf Championships, holding off a Rahm rally in the Mexico Championship and withstanding another ferocious comeback attempt in the Match Play. For Johnson, it was his third straight tournament with the 54-hole lead. He shot 68 in the PGA Championship and was beaten by a 65 from Collin Morikawa, which featured the driver onto the 16th green at Harding Park for eagle. Johnson shot 67 at the BMW Championship and lost to a 65-foot birdie putt in a playoff. Johnson held onto No. 1 in the world ranking and in the FedEx Cup, the latter meaning he will start the Tour Championship with a two-shot advantage. Rahm now has multiple victories worldwide for the fourth straight year. What stands out from this year is winning on the two toughest tests — Memorial, where the greens were allowed to bake out because they were being replaced after the tournament, and Olympia Fields, which played as hard as a U.S. Open. Rahm will get another U.S. Open test in three weeks at Winged Foot. The U.S. Open is billed as the ultimate test, most of that between the ears. Rahm looks more capable of that with each victory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Column: Johnson back to winning now after brief knee concern

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer It only looks as though Dustin Johnson barely has a pulse on the golf course. One moment made him a little nervous. It wasn't the tee shot that rolled toward the railroad tracks and barely crossed the out-of-bounds line, right after he had taken a two-shot lead in the final round of the Travelers Championship. It wasn't even the tee shot two holes later that was headed for the water until it landed softly enough to stay dry, even though his feet got wet hitting the next one. That's just golf. Good or bad, he moves on. No one has a shorter memory. What caused concern was his knee. Johnson missed three months at the end of last year recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair cartilage damage. He lost another three months when golf shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And then as he worked overtime getting ready to resume, the knee started acting up. He called his partner, Paulina Gretzky, on the Tuesday before the Colonial and said he was coming home. The next day the knee felt better, so he stuck it out and missed the cut. “I was nervous,” Johnson said Tuesday. “I had an MRI when I got home, and everything with my surgery had healed great. It was just a strained tendon.” Whether it was time away from golf and then an abundance of practice, Johnson isn't sure. “Obviously,” he said, “everything is better now.” Johnson won the Travelers Championship for his 22nd victory worldwide, ending a drought of 490 days that matched the longest of his career. It was more exciting than it needed to be, which often is the case with his entertaining brand of golf. After going out of bounds on the 13th, he answered with a 15-foot birdie putt and then got a rare break for him — Johnson's ledger remains heavily skewed toward misfortune on the course — when his ball stayed out of the water. One victory doesn't always signal he's on his way. One shot did it for Butch Harmon, his swing coach who was watching from Las Vegas. With a one-shot lead playing the 18th, Johnson smoked his driver 351 yards, setting up a flip wedge and two putts for the win. “He was leaking oil a little on the back nine,” Harmon said. “His bounce-back is incredible. But the key to me was knowing he had to drive it well on 18. I told him when I talked to him later, that was the part I appreciated the most. Yeah, that was just like Oakmont.” The drive on the daunting closing hole at Oakmont in Pennsylvania, reputed to be the toughest course in America, is what Johnson considers one of the signature shots of his career. It sealed his victory at the 2016 U.S. Open, which remains his only major title. Johnson turned 36 last week. There is still plenty of time to fix the one area of his resume that — with his talent — is sorely lacking. What also got Harmon's attention was where Johnson won. The TPC Riverland Highlands in Connecticut is a par 70 at 6,841 yards, hardly known as a course for big hitters. Johnson played the two par 5s in just 2 under for the week and still shot 19-under 261, his sixth straight victory with a score of 19 under or better. His 22 victories have come on 18 courses. He has won at sea level (Doral) and mile-high altitude (Mexico City). He has won on courses that reward power (Crooked Stick) and shot-making (Riviera). Pebble Beach; the TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee; Kapalua and Chapultepec in Mexico City are the only courses where he has won twice. Johnson wasn't aware of this. “I think it shows my game is suitable for any course,” he said. “I like a variety of golf courses. And a lot of these courses that I didn't like then, I've grown to like now.” He paused before adding with a laugh, “And I wasn't hitting it as straight.” If there are “horses for courses,” this might make him mostly a thoroughbred. He's not alone in that department, of course. Rory McIlroy, the current No. 1 player in golf, has won 26 times on 22 courses around the world, with his only repeat victories at Quail Hollow, TPC Boston and both courses in Dubai (Emirates and Jumeirah Estates). Ditto for Tiger Woods, even if it doesn't seem that way. Woods has eight victories at Torrey Pines, Firestone and Bay Hill. He has five victories at Augusta National, Muirfield Village and Cog Hill. They are among 19 courses where he has won multiple times. That's mainly because Woods wins a lot. Phil Mickelson has 47 wins worldwide on 25 courses, with multiple wins on 14 courses. “Being able to adapt is a huge deal, play on different golf courses,” Bryson DeChambeau said. “That's what I'm trying to learn how to do. I think that will happen down the road if I just keep playing good golf, but being able to adapt in different situations and play in different conditions, win everywhere, is pretty impressive." When he's on his game, when he's healthy, Johnson is as impressive as anyone. A winner again, he plans to spend two weeks at home in Florida before returning for the Memorial. He hasn't won there yet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Shaq to compete with Gronk in virtual live party, fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaq and Gronk are about to throw down with each other for a cause. The men with seven championship rings between them will compete against each other June 27 in Shaq's Fun House Vs Gronk Beach, a virtual party combining fun and music as a benefit for social justice. “We're all about bringing people together.," O'Neal said. "We're all about making people smile. As I look at Gronk, I see a version of myself. ... I'm proud to say he's a friend. I'm glad to say I probably couldn't pull this off with anybody else besides Gronk.” The three-time Super Bowl champ had been retired when traded by New England to Tampa Bay in April. He currently has his own “Game On” show on ABC and recently appeared on “The Masked Singer.” Gronkowski noted he first competed against the Basketball Hall of Famer and four-time NBA champ in a dance battle. “Ever since then, I’ve actually been waiting to challenge him again,” Gronkowski said. They will compete in six different challenges including a lip sync battle, a game of HORSE, and jousting, with the winner of each earning a donation to his charity. O'Neal is competing for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, while Gronkowski's winnings go to the NAACP. DoorDash also will donate one meal for each viewer in the live-stream up to 1.25 million meals in conjunction with Feeding America. The party, starting at 8 p.m. ET, will be live-streamed for free at www.ShaqVsGronk.com and also on Tik Tok with a simulcast on outlets including LiveXLive, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter. Fans will be able to live chat and even suggest shots for HORSE. Taylor Rooks and comedien JB Smoove are hosting the party, which also will feature performances and interviews with rapper Snoop Dogg; DaBaby who has the current hit “Rockstar;” DJ Steve Aoki; DJ and songwriter Diplo; and Carnage. O'Neal also will take his turn as DJ Diesel. ___ Online: www.ShaqVsGronk.com?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Ormoc gets Pfizer jabs

The first batch of Pfizer COVID vaccines allotted to Eastern Visayas arrived in Ormoc City on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 min. ago

Cop who shot dead teen in drug sting identified

Probers have identified the policemen who fired the shots that killed a 16-year-old boy and his companion in a drug sting in Biñan, Laguna......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 min. ago