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Omicron XL has now been detected in the U.K. and South Korea.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency recently detected its first case of an Omicron recombinant variant named XL.During a briefing on Tuesday, April 12, the agency said that the XL patient had no prior recent travel history, showed no symptoms, and ...
A Reuters headline says most U.S. Omicron cases hit vaccinated individuals based on 43 cases.
Surely we can do better than this headline based on a CDC study of 43 reported cases.We are still waiting for the picture to come into focus on the Omicron variant. There are three main questions that need answering:One, is it more ...
Bad news.
Cathay Pacific is permanently closing its ticketing offices in Manila and Cebu starting September 1, 2021. The Hong Kong-based airline said its ticketing office at the 20th floor of the LKG Towers along Ayala Avenue in Makati City and at the 12th ...
To avoid stigma.
With new COVID-19 variants emerging, the World Heath Organization has realized that the public can’t keep up with updates when variants are labeled “B.1.1.7” or “B.1.617.1.” Referring to variants by their country of discovery is also off the table to avoid stigmatizing ...
Indians are turning to the black market to save lives of loved ones.
India's healthcare system is on the brink of collapse as it grapples with over 18 million COVID-19 cases, of which more than 200,000 have resulted in death. News of India's struggle has gone beyond its borders, encouraging other countries and mega-corporations like ...
The surge brought the milestone faster.
COVID-19 cases in the Philippines topped the one million mark on Monday, the grim milestone reached faster because of a fresh surge in infections that has forced fresh lockdowns and strained hospital capacity.There were 8,929 new COVID-19 cases reported, bringing the total infections ...
Now that the vaccine is here, we can talk about herd immunity.
This time last year when COVID-19 was still a relatively new word flashing in every headline, herd immunity was being brought up as a possible alternative to lockdowns. The idea shot down quickly. As epidemiologists have discussed before, the only time to ...
It's a lesson in vaccine science.
Two Filipinos who returned to Cebu from abroad tested positive for COVID-19 despite getting vaccinated in their countries of origin, authorities said Thursday.The first case, a 43-year-old OFW from Dubai, got two full doses from China's Sinopharm. The second case, a 25-year-old woman, got just one of two doses ...
It's been a year since case number one.
The Philippines breached the 500,000 COVID-19 cases milestone after confirming 1,895 infections on Sunday, roughly one year since the first confirmed case and as authorities moved to secure vaccines for its 100 million population.Of the total, 24,691 or 4.9% are active cases while a total 465,991 or 93.1% ...
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