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Scrapping it will encourage more people to travel, it says.
If AirAsia Philippines had its way, airline passengers visiting a city wouldn’t need to present a negative RT-PCR test if they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airline officials said the test only discourages vaccinated people from traveling as it only adds to the ...
 
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A portion procured by the private sector.
The Philippines on Sunday night received its first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, bringing the country's vaccine inventory to 14.3 million as the government expands inoculation in more priority areas.A total of 249,600 doses arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, a portion ...
 
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Not yet anyway.
Only four vaccines against the coronavirus have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) so far. The EMA is the agency responsible for the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products in the bloc. The four vaccines are: 1| Comirnaty (BioNTech, Pfizer)2| COVID-19 ...
 
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Police claim there was intent to sell the vaccination slots.
If Nina Ellaine Dizon-Cabrera’s reaction to the surprising turn of events on Wednesday were turned into a meme, it would be this:Dizon-Cabrera, the CEO of local cosmetics brand Colourette Cosmetics, was reacting to reports that the Philippine National Police has filed charges ...
 
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There are ethical implications of dividing people between those who’ve been vaccinated and those who haven’t.
It's been almost a year since a Luzon-wide lockdown was first announced, and the Philippines finally started vaccinating people against the virus this week. It might seem like a long time, but in the context of producing an antiviral agent, one year ...
 
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Dr. Buensalido is an infectious disease specialist who has a few thoughts on getting vaccinated versus COVID-19.
Doctor Joseph Adrian Buensalido is an infectious disease specialist affiliated with the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, Asian Hospital, and Makati Medical Center. On Monday, March 1, he was one of the first medical professionals who received the vaccine ...
 
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The Filipino qualifiers are covered.
The pandemic might still be present, but Filipino athletes are training around the clock to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics while battling worries of catching the COVID-19 virus. But now they have one less thing to worry about: getting—and paying for—the vaccine.Businessman ...
 
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But a deal for more may be signed by the end of the year.
The Philippines has so far signed contracts to procure vaccines for the coronavirus enough to cover about 6.62 million of its citizens, or about 6.2 percent of the population. This is according to an extensive study by Bloomberg, which tracked publicly disclosed allocations of ...
 
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A clinical researcher explains why it's currently hard for the country to convince research sponsors to participate in vaccine clinical trials.
It's been more than a week since President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration to prioritize Covid-19 vaccine development, affirming our readiness to participate in clinical trials, and even offering a P10 million reward for its discovery.But just how easy is it to discover and ...
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