A public health expert says the health department could have expedited the approval of a second booster shot for those with comorbidities to lessen the wastage of COVID-19 vaccines. Full story:
'There was some element of delay on the part of the DOH to implement the second booster for those with comorbidities,' says infectious diseases specialist Dr. Rontgene Solante
.Solante is part of the Philippines’ vaccine expert panel. He heads the adult infectious diseases and tropical medicine unit at San Lazaro Hospital, and is former president of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.Lawmakers from both the Senate and House of Representatives have called for each chamber to conduct an investigation into the expiration of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses supposedly worth billions of pesos.
The progressive Makabayan bloc in the House filed a resolution on August 4, directing the House committee on health to investigate, in aid of legislation, the reported millions of expired vaccines.Senator Risa Hontiveros also filed a similar resolution in the upper chamber on Monday, August 1.
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enior citizens and health workers .Actually, the Glorietta Malls open at 10 a.KYIV, Ukraine – International alarm over the weekend shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex grew on Monday, August 8, as Kyiv and Moscow traded blame for the attacks while seeking to address fears that their battle for control of the plant might trigger catastrophe.0 WITH only around two weeks left before the opening of classes this month, President Ferdinand R.
Solante is part of the Philippines’ vaccine expert panel. He heads the adult infectious diseases and tropical medicine unit at San Lazaro Hospital, and is former president of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. on Saturdays (and Sundays), and it is only 10:30 a. Lawmakers from both the Senate and House of Representatives have called for each chamber to conduct an investigation into the expiration of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses supposedly worth billions of pesos. Kyiv appealed for the area to be demilitarized and for the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, to be let in. The progressive Makabayan bloc in the House filed a resolution on August 4, directing the House committee on health to investigate, in aid of legislation, the reported millions of expired vaccines. — not so late, really, but why are there throngs wanting to get in? Up the escalator to the 2 nd floor of Glorietta 4, we are shocked to see the snaking lines of maybe close to a thousand people hugging the security railings, backing up to Glorietta 3. Senator Risa Hontiveros also filed a similar resolution in the upper chamber on Monday, August 1.9 million Filipinos have availed their first booster shot, while 1.
“It is imperative for the government authorities to strive for less COVID-19 vaccine wastage, to accurately and transparently report vaccine wastage, identify drivers of wastage, and implement effective interventions to reduce it,” Hontiveros said. At the Vaccination Center, there are about 150 people — DoH staff and patients — in a space of about 300 square meters. It said three radiation sensors were damaged, with two workers hospitalized with shrapnel injuries. Hontiveros claimed the value of the vaccine wastage reached P5 billion to P13 billion. The DOH has yet to give the total estimated cost of vaccine wastage in the country. The DoH nurse tells us they are expecting less than 700 vaccinees for the Pfizer shots available today. DOH: Vaccine wastage ‘normal’ In response, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the agency was ready to answer queries regarding the government’s vaccine deployment. He flagged the danger of shells hitting containers of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel as especially dire. She pointed out that vaccine wastage is normal in any vaccination program. We are queueing for the K-pop store, he says excitedly.52 million individuals who completed their primary dose, only around 23 percent 16.
Vergeire pointed out factors that could have led to wastage – vaccines were opened but those scheduled to take shots did not show up, power outages, unknown particles found in the vaccines, and fires and disasters that contaminated or destroyed the supplies. She maintained that vaccine wastage in the country is within the threshold set by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is at 10%. What is this K-pop craze that has young people queueing for hours to spend P2,900 on a BTS CD album? Meanwhile, K-pop idol Jason Wang of the Masterz boy band sang at the SM MOA Arena the evening before the CD sale, to a hysterical full-packed audience who bought tickets at swooning prices, ranging from P2,500 to P12,500 (depending on the seating) — it must be crowd hypnosis! What is the face of this “fandom” (the die-hard fans, collectively, in all their ardor)? What has inextricably bound them to the image, perhaps, of what they can be, or what they want to be — especially in these fragile times of the unrelenting COVID pandemic and the political and economic turmoil all over the world? At the Glorietta Mall, the queue moved so slowly (like maybe every 30 minutes only) because the K-pop store allowed only 10 customers in the small store due to the COVID requirement of social distancing. ‘Working under Russian guns’ Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, Ukraine’s ambassador to the IAEA, said Zaporizhzhia staff were “working under the barrels of Russian guns”. “Wastage is wastage and we could have lessened it. The US and UK, they have more wastage than us but sila mayayaman . And yet the waiting crowd was very patient, disciplined, and quiet.