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Vaccine czar: Sinovac not that pricey

Vaccine czar: Sinovac not that pricey.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 13th, 2021

& lsquo;Sinovac buy still up in air& rsquo;

Amid mounting criticism of the decision to buy the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the procurement of 25 million of doses of the Chinese product was not yet a done deal......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

No forcing of Sinovac vaccine for Cebu City residents

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents will not be forced to be inoculated with the China-made Sinovac vaccine. This was the assurance of Mayor Edgardo Labella who said that although vaccines will be allotted for the city as promised by vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., the residents cannot be forced to be inoculated […] The post No forcing of Sinovac vaccine for Cebu City residents appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Choosing a vaccine a political decision?

Just when we thought the British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca has stolen a march on its rivals, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday a bigger delivery of 25 million doses is due in March from Sinovac Biotech of China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Vaccine wars

President Duterte and his subalterns, Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez and Health Secretary Francisco Duque, are at loggerheads with the Senate led by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, and Francis Pangilinan, on the anti-COVID-19 vaccines, particularly on three issues: one price; two, volumes, and three, timetable of rollout......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News8 hr. 36 min. ago

Sinovac cleared for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in the Philippines

China's Sinovac has secured approval to hold clinical trials in the country for its coronavirus vaccine, local regulators said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 26 min. ago

Duterte defends vaccine czar amid criticisms

Duterte defends vaccine czar amid criticisms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Opaque news

How much does a dose of the COVID-19 Sinovac vaccine cost?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

PH in middle stage of vaccine talks with Sinovac

PH in middle stage of vaccine talks with Sinovac.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Vaccine facts vs. spins

Published reports on the 50-percent efficacy of the government-favored Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine has alarmed several lawmakers, patient groups, and health sector professionals, fueling a now raging issue in both mainstream and social media......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Sinovac provided very good pricing to the Philippines, exec says

In an interview on CNN Philippines Monday, Sinovac Biotech General Manager Helen Yang did not disclose the cost of the vaccine but said it is not among the most expensive......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Senator wary of vaccine deal

Sharp differences in the quoted prices for the Sinovac vaccine in the Philippines and elsewhere seem to point to corruption, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said Sunday, as the House of Representatives announced its own probe......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Gov’t sets inspection of cold storage facilities

For COVID-19 vaccines The government will conduct an inspection starting next week of existing cold storage facilities as it prepares for another tripartite logistics suppliers agreement for an integrated shipment, storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said this as he assured that inputs from the private logistics providers will be considered in organizing an end-to-end service for the vaccines’ rollout. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN) “Next week we will inspect all available cold chain storage. We are coordinating with a consortium so that they will make sure that all vaccines from 2-8-degree celcius to negative 70 will be taken care of,” he said. This developed as the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), told Manila Bulletin that the industry is still awaiting for the government to accept the industry’s offer to play a role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. CCAP is a multi-sectoral group of companies involved in the handling, storage, and distribution of chilled and frozen food, among other products.                Galvez assured that the logistics system for the vaccines will be in coordination with the vaccine suppliers, the cold storage provider and the government. Galvez explained the government has to establish an integrated logistics system for the vaccines to ensure there is no wastage of the new vaccines, which have different storage temperature requirement. “We have seen some reports that we have 30 percent wastage in some areas in Europe. With acute shortage of vaccines we cannot afford wastage,” he stressed. He further said that the cold storage facilities are part of their agreement with vaccine suppliers for an end-to-end service solution. The after sales service is part of this long commitment with the vaccine suppliers and as a requirement under the government’s universal health system. “We will make sure that the vaccine that will be coming here has an integrated coordination with vaccine maker, the local government units and the private sector so that includes after sales service,” he said. Meantime, the Go Negosyo which spearheaded the private sector donation drive “A Dose of Hope” said there are ongoing consultations to help Galvez in coming up with an integrated shipment, storage and distribution system for the vaccines. Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said the private sector donors would rather live the logistics aspect to the vaccine supplier Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and the national government to ensure smooth implementation. Concepcion has secured 17 million doses from the private sector that are expected to inoculate 8 million Filipinos in June-July this year. Meantime, Royal Cargo Inc., one of the country’s leading logistics providers, has expanded its cold storage facility at its Paranaque head office so it can accommodate the different temperature requirements of the various COVID-19 vaccines. Earlier, CCAP President Anthony Dizon said the Philippine government is yet to formally tap the country’s cold chain industry for the handling and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.            According to Dizon, the industry, “individually and collectively”, has more than enough capacity to participate in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.Right now, he said the cold chain industry’s total cumulative capacity stood at 500,000 pallet containers, while the initial 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will consume only less than 200 pallets.            “Our initial estimate is that even if we are called upon to play a role in the storage of the vaccine, it will constitute a small portion of our capacity,” Dizon said.“The industry is just waiting for the government to approach us,” he added.   In a previous report,. said the government is now in discussion with the private sector regarding the state-led distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.             “I’m thankful to the private sector for throwing their support to us, like what they did when we ramped up our testing capacity,” said Galvez.  On the part of CCAP, however, Dizon said no official dialogue has so far taken place between the organization and the government regarding this matter......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Walang politika sa pagdinig ng Senado sa COVID-19 vaccination roadmap — Lacson

  Ni Karen David   TINIYAK ni Senador Panfilo Lacson na walang politika sa isinasagawang pagdinig ng Senado kaugnay sa COVID-19 vaccination plan ng gobyerno. Ito ay kasunod ng pahayag ni Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez Jr. na ilang senador ang pinopolitika ang pagsisikap ng gobyerno sa pagbili ng COVID-19 vaccines. Sa nagpapatuloy na pagdinig ng […] The post Walang politika sa pagdinig ng Senado sa COVID-19 vaccination roadmap — Lacson appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

NTF Covid statements confusing senators

Senator Panfilo Lacson thinks that the National Task Force (NTF) for Covid-19 response is deliberately confusing the lawmakers due to a number of conflicting statements made during the recent Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on the government’s overall vaccination plan. He particularly pointed out inconsistencies in the responses of vaccine czar and NTF for […] The post NTF Covid statements confusing senators appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Galvez naiipit, Duque nabulol sa COVID bakuna

Tinawag ni Senadora Imee Marcos na ‘half-baked’ o hilaw pa ang plano ng Department of Health (DOH) tungkol sa pagbabakuna kontra coronavirus sa bansa at naiipit dito ay si vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez. The post Galvez naiipit, Duque nabulol sa COVID bakuna first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Vaccine exec vows transparency on test results

A senior executive of Sinovac, one of the makers of China’s leading vaccine candidates, said the firm would be transparent on the results of its clinical tests as it assured the Philippines it would provide “affordable” vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Palace not worried about Pinoys opting out of Sinovac vaccine

  Malacañang is not concerned about the possibility of Filipinos opting out of the government’s vaccination program against COVID-19 due to the Chinese vaccine Sinovac, saying the people already know why the government made the decision to go with the brand. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the statement as the government steps up its information […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

What’s behind varying efficacy data for Sinovac’s COVID vaccine?

New efficacy data from Brazil on Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, for which there are now four widely different success rates, raised more questions than answers, as many developing countries pin their hopes on CoronaVac to end the pandemic. Here are potential factors contributing to CoronaVac’s varying efficacy rates and expert interpretations. How effective is CoronaVac? Researchers […] The post What’s behind varying efficacy data for Sinovac’s COVID vaccine? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Shadow of doubt : Galvez accused of contradicting himself on vaccine prices

Sen. Ping Lacson on Friday sounded the alarm over the vaccine czar making contravening statements on the prices of the COVID-19 jabs being acquired by the government amid fears that the country is purchasing less effective vaccines at a higher cost......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Government secures 137 million doses of vaccine in deals for 7 global brands

The Philippines has secured 137 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine and could get 42 million doses more from the global COVAX facility in the next few years, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021