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Who s next in line for COVID-19 shots?

Who s next in line for COVID-19 shots?.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 16th, 2021

Filipinos told: Skipping vaccine line may jeopardize doses from COVAX

The Department of Health stressed the limited shots must be first given to healthcare workers who are the forefront of treating and caring for patients with COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Sinovac shots for Visayas, Mindanao health workers to be sent this week

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 started at six hospitals in Metro Manila, with health workers, government officials and uniformed personnel first in line to receive donated jabs from China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Duterte puts presidency on the line for Galvez

Once again, President Duterte is offering to give up the presidency – this time, in vouching for the integrity of vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. whom critics suspect of attempting to overprice COVID-19 shots being purchased by the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

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

Birdies galore at Hilton Head, and Spieth needed them badly

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The RBC Heritage began two month later than usual with a little rain, a little sunshine and a lot of birdies, most of them from Jordan Spieth to turn a rough start into a furious finish. Ian Poulter holed a 30-foot birdie putt and followed with a 5-iron to 4 feet for a birdie that closed out his round of 7-under 64, giving him a share of the lead Thursday with Mark Hubbard at Hilton Head. “I've always loved coming here to play golf,” said Poulter, and he has plenty of company this year. The RBC Heritage, typically a week after the Masters in April, is the second tournament since the PGA Tour returned after 90 days from the COVID-19 pandemic. The top three players in the world are at Hilton Head — Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas — and none broke par on a day in which 66 players in the 151-man field shot in the 60s. A year ago, only 38 players in the 132-man field opened with rounds in the 60s. Spieth wouldn't have guessed he would be one of them after a tee shot what was 5 yards right of the 12th fairway hit a tree and didn't stop rolling until it was out-of-bounds. He made triple bogey and was 3 over through three holes. “All of a sudden, I’m 3 over through three, and you start to see guys going 2 under through two, 2 under through three early,” Spieth said. “It’s not a great feeling.” Determined to at least try to get under par for his round, Spieth had a career-best six straight birdies on his back nine and finished with seven birdies over his last eight holes for a 66. Poulter and Hubbard, who started birdie-eagle, were a shot ahead of a group that included Webb Simpson, Ryan Palmer and Viktor Hovland, Colonial winner Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Ernie Els and that incredible bulk, Bryson DeChambeau, were in the large group at 67. DeChambeau, who added some 40 pounds of mass to increase his swing speed, was hammering shots over the range during practice earlier in the week. He had to tone it down on the tight, tree-lined Harbour Town Golf Links. “I couldn’t unleash the Kraken today,” DeChambeau said, a student of physics and Scandinavian folklore. “It was just too tight out there. The wind was swirling all day, and I couldn’t feel comfortable to give it a good whack, but I was still able to manage keeping it mostly in the fairway.” Dustin Johnson was poised to make a move until hit into the water on the par-3 14th and compounding the error with a three-putt triple bogey. He still managed a 68. It was the first PGA Tour with spectators on the property, just not on the golf course with tickets. Harbour Town is lined with vacation homes, villas and townhouses, and plenty of people spilled onto their decks and into their yards to watch. The tour has ropes to line the fairway. This year, they put up ropes to line the yards to keep people from coming all the way onto the course. One family had a sign up for Spieth as he walked along the eighth fairway, one of only two holes on the front nine where he failed to make birdie. That shot out-of-bounds had all markings of bad breaks he has seen too often during three winless years. With a provisional tee shot in the fairway, Spieth went over to look at the trees, and then some 20 yards to the right at his original tee shot nestled in the pine straw. And then he three-putted. Instead of getting down, he told caddie Michael Greller on the next tee, “That's over. Le'ts get four (birdies) today and shoot under par.” “I ended up getting a few more than that,” he said. Just like last week's opening round at Colonial, he got hot on his back nine. The streak began with an 8-foot putt on the par-5 second hole, and included a 7-iron to 4 feet to a left pin near the water on the par-3 fourth. He was on such a roll that Spieth began to contemplate eight straight birdies to end his round. But he saw enough mud on his ball from the fairway on No. 8 that he played conservatively to 30 feet, and then finished with another short birdie. McIlroy and Thomas, who both had chances to win going into the final round at Colonial last year, had 72. Rahm had a 71. For McIlroy, it was the first time since the ZoZo Championship in Japan in late October that he was over par after the first round. Rory McIlroy was among those who struggled, and only a pair of birdies on the back nine kept it from being worse. He opened with a 72. That ended a streak of seven straight tournaments in which he broke par in the opening round dating to the ZoZo Championship in Japan last October. “I'm sort of missing my 3-wood left and missing my driver right,” McIlroy said. “If you’re in any way like in two minds what to do off the tees around here and get a little bit sort of guidey, it can bite you.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

IATF puts governors, mayors 2nd in line for COVID-19 vaccine priority

"They may not be doctors but they are equally frontliners because in all our strategies it is them who implement it," Palace spokesperson Harry Roque said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News21 hr. 48 min. ago

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

Costa Cruises to set sail again after four-month COVID break

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises will take the seas on Saturday for the first time in more than four months, buoying an industry capsized by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

‘Achieving vaccine self-reliance should be legacy of pandemic’

Achieving vaccine self-reliance should be the legacy of the pandemic, the chief of the government’s lead communication arm said, as the global supply of COVID-19 shots remains tight due to high demand......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

Achieving vaccine self-reliance should be pandemic s legacy — PCOO

Achieving vaccine self-reliance should be the legacy of the pandemic, the chief of the government's lead communication arm said, as the global supply of COVID-19 shots remains tight because of high demand......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 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

EDITORIAL - Super spreaders

Waiting in line at an inoculation center to get the first dose of a COVID vaccine does not give you immunity. Even after receiving the first dose, infection is still possible. And accompanying persons can’t get immunity through osmosis, by proximity to a vaccinee......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2021

Mass vaccination PH: Throwing away our shots (Part I)

At first glance, it seems reassuring that the Philippines’ cumulative 884,783 COVID-19 cases as of April 13 is just around half of Indonesia’s 1.58 million infections. However, the Philippines’ 165,534 active cases is the highest in the region and more than Indonesia’s 108,599 active cases – even if Indonesia’s population is over two-and-a-half times bigger. The post Mass vaccination PH: Throwing away our shots (Part I) appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Quincentennial bonus not a priority, but COVID situation is — Chan

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not prioritize the giving of a quincentennial bonus to employees at city hall in line with the upcoming celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on April 27, 2021. Chan said this after the Lapu-Lapu City Council proposed the giving of […] The post Quincentennial bonus not a priority, but COVID situation is — Chan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Tugade orders testing of all railway personnel amid rise in Covid cases

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the testing of all railway personnel amid increase in the number of employees being tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) In line with Tugade’s directive, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Railway Sector is continuing with the mass testing of personnel from the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), the […] The post Tugade orders testing of all railway personnel amid rise in Covid cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

428 rail line personnel get COVID-19

Rail lines will resume operations on a limited basis starting today as their personnel undergo mass testing since more than 400 have tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

PhilHealth revising coverage policies for COVID-19, other cases

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) assured the public that policies in line with the COVID-19 pandemic are being reviewed, after complaints that patients’ stay in emergency rooms and makeshift tents are not being covered. “Be it COVID-19 or not, patients should be afforded with all the financial help as guaranteed by […] The post PhilHealth revising coverage policies for COVID-19, other cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

Quezon City to crack down on vaccine line jumpers

The Quezon City government yesterday warned non-frontliners to refrain from jumping the line for COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

QC gov’t to punish vaccine “line jumpers”

Mayor Joy Belmonte issued the statement following allegations on social media that those not on the priority list allegedly connived with city health workers to be given the Covid-19 jab. The post QC gov’t to punish vaccine “line jumpers” appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021