Austria to phase out AstraZeneca virus vaccine

Vienna, Austria — Austria will phase out AstraZeneca from its Covid-19 immunisation program because of delivery problems and wariness among the population following reports of the vaccine’s rare side effects, the health minister said. Austria becomes the third European country to drop AstraZeneca, after Norway and Denmark ditched the vaccine over rare cases of severe […] The post Austria to phase out AstraZeneca virus vaccine appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 18th, 2021

AstraZeneca defends vaccine

Citing reviews from the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and European Medicines Agency, AstraZeneca said yesterday that its COVID-19 vaccines offer “high level of protection” against the virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Blood clot ‘very rare AstraZeneca side effect’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) – The EU’s medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls. A number of nations have suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Europe, balak maglunsad ng “digital green certificate”

Ni Kriztell Austria BALAK ng Europe maglabas ng digitial certificate o “digital green certificate” para sa pagsisimula ng foreign travel. Ito ay upang payagan ang lahat ng mga nabakunahan na ng COVID-19 vaccine, nag-negatibo sa virus, at nakarekober sa sakit na payagan na mag-travel sa Europe. Ayon sa mga opisyal, dapat ipamahagi ito nang walang […] The post Europe, balak maglunsad ng “digital green certificate” appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca shot as virus cases surge

WHO safety experts prepared to meet Tuesday over the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine whose rollout has been halted in several European countries over blood clot fears, imperilling the pandemic fight as infection rates surge......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

S. Africa orders 20M Pfizer vaccines: report

South Africa has secured 20 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the health minister told a Sunday newspaper. Africa’s worst virus-hit country has yet to begin vaccinating its population against Covid-19, stirring criticism over slow procurement and lack of strategy. A first shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford jabs produced in India is due to arrive on […] The post S. Africa orders 20M Pfizer vaccines: report appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine safe for older adults—results

A leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate has shown to safely produce a robust immune response in healthy older adults, its British makers said Thursday as it released its phase 2 trial results. The vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, produced fewer side effects in people aged 56 and over than in younger people […] The post Oxford COVID-19 vaccine safe for older adults—results appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Trump restarts public speeches, falsely claims Covid has a cure

US President Donald Trump will give a public speech at the White House on Saturday for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19, and will also hold a Florida rally next week in an attempt to relaunch his stumbling reelection campaign with only 25 days to go. Knocked off the campaign trail by his hospitalization for three nights last week, the president is in the midst of a frenetic bid to catch up with surging Democratic challenger Joe Biden. On Friday, during an extended media blitz, he falsely claimed that Covid-19 now has a cure. He also revealed that he’d been told he was near death at the worst of his bout with the virus, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans and severely dented his chances of winning a second term on November 3. Saturday’s speech, which a senior administration official said would be on Trump’s favored theme of “law and order,” will give him a chance to dispel lingering doubts about his health. The crowd will be on the South Lawn of the White House, while the president will stand up on the balcony, the official said, confirming US media reports. And on Monday, Trump will take another big step by holding a rally in Sanford, in the crucial electoral state of Florida, his campaign said. The events come despite continued questions over how sick Trump was last week and how complete his recovery is now, with White House officials refusing to answer basic queries including the date on which the president first contracted the virus and whether he has tested negative since. – ‘Better than a vaccine’ – On Friday, Trump gave a marathon interview to right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in which he said the experimental Regeneron antibody cocktail that he took as part of therapeutic treatment was “a cure.” It’s “a total game changer” and “better than a vaccine,” he said. In fact, there is no cure and still no approved vaccine for the coronavirus. Trump repeatedly asserted that he feels fine and he has been backed up by statements from the presidential physician, Sean Conley. But in his Limbaugh interview, Trump suggested for the first time that he had been close to death, had it not been for the therapeutic drugs. “I’m talking to you today because of it. I could have been a bad victim,” he said, referring to friends of his who had died from Covid-19. Trump said that doctors told him afterward, “you were going into a very bad phase.”  “You know what that means,” said the president. According to Conley, Trump is now fit for a “safe return to public engagement” from Saturday. – Battle for attention – Trump has tried to fill the gap left by his enforced absence from the campaign trail by making back-to-back appearances on friendly media outlets. He twice spoke at length on Fox on Thursday and was due back on Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight show late Friday, appearing from the White House where he was to undergo what the network described as an on-air “medical evaluation,” conducted remotely by Fox contributor Doctor Marc Siegel. Biden, however, is already picking up the pace of travel, with a stop in Nevada on Friday after going to Arizona on Thursday. Polls show Biden leads heavily in key demographics including women and the elderly, prompting analysts to talk increasingly of a possible landslide victory. Trump’s biggest liability — overwhelming public dissatisfaction over his handling of the coronavirus crisis — has returned as the headline issue of the campaign thanks to the president’s own infection. Adding to the pressure, congressional Democrats who control the House of Representatives unveiled plans for a commission to investigate a president’s physical and mental fitness for the job — a move clearly meant to jab at Trump. The speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said it was time to examine Trump’s “disassociation from reality.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

Golf makes a conservative return with an eye on the long run

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan went from wondering if any golf would be played this year to a schedule that resumes next week with a calendar filled through Thanksgiving. What hasn't changed is his belief that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over just because golf is back. “I don't think it's over," Monahan said Friday in a telephone interview. “I'm really confident in the plan. But you spend a lot of your time, given the uncertainty, thinking through scenarios that could play out. That's what we'll continue to do. We won't be comfortable until we're told we can be comfortable. That will be when we have a vaccine and there's no risk.” Golf is the second major sports league to return behind NASCAR, which began racing three weeks ago and ran nine national series races in a span of 14 days. The Charles Schwab Challenge next week in Fort Worth, Texas, has one of the strongest fields in Colonial's rich history, starting with the top five players from the world ranking. There will be no spectators for at least a month, even though Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week moved the state to Phase III in the recovery that allows outdoor events at 50% capacity. “We've developed a safety plan that doesn't include spectators. That's what we stand by,” Monahan said. “We want to have a sustained return. If you think about a run to go through the FedEx Cup, we want to make sure week to week we're not taking on unnecessary risk.” Monahan said he is “not the arbiter of confidence,” rather it comes from guidance of health experts at all levels and a plan that involves testing players, caddies and essential personnel as much as twice a week — trying to create a bubble for the traveling circus that is golf. Players were mailed a test kit and were recommended to use it before they travel. They will be tested when they arrive at tournaments and before they leave if they're on charter flights the tour has arranged, and then the process is repeated at the next tournament. Thermal readings and health surveys are required daily, along with sanitizing and social distancing. “It's the only manner we could return,” he said. The tour added another layer this week in a deal with South Dakota-based Sanford Health to have mobile labs at every tournament, with capacity to get results in a matter of hours without taking away resources from the markets where they play. Monahan said CBS Sports is creating its own bubble for the telecast, with Jim Nantz the only person in the booth and other analysts working remotely. Ninety days will have passed from the opening round of The Players Championship, which was canceled the next day, until the first tee shot at Colonial. “We all went home dealing with the same questions,” he said. “How do I get a complete understanding of where we are with the virus and all the elements? How do we recognize that we're turning off (canceling) 11 events? How do you think about resumption and at the same time develop a safety and testing program, not our area of expertise?" The reset began with the majors picking new dates — the British Open was canceled — with the PGA Championship in San Francisco moving to Aug. 6-9, the U.S. Open in New York on Sept. 17-20, and the Masters on Nov. 12-15. “At that time it was very unclear where we would be with safety and testing,” Monahan said. “It could have been earlier than we are, it could have been through points of next year. Information was changing by the minute.” Now that golf is returning, Monahan couldn't predict when spectators would return. He said the tour has worked with tournaments the last several years on building a reserve fund for a crisis such as this. “If you’re not selling tickets, and there’s not hospitality, you don’t have the pro-am experience or the honorary observer program for the sponsor ... that’s a significant financial impact on those tournaments, and the impact on the way tournaments connect with their communities,” he said. Tournaments and their title sponsors still have managed to raise money for their local charities. The Zurich Classic matched last year's donation of $1.5 million to a children's services foundation. The John Deere Classic expects $10 million in donations, even though it canceled its July event. The pandemic is not the only talking point as golf tries to get back on track. The tour on Friday posted Monahan's letter to staff and players on the nation's civil unrest, which the AP first reported on Tuesday. He had a 10-minute video conversation with Harold Varner III, one of three PGA Tour members of black heritage, who wrote passionately on social media on George Floyd, killed when a white police officer held a knee to the back of Floyd's neck while the black man was handcuffed. The conversation was scheduled before the protests began, and Varner was chosen because he's on the Player Advisory Council and golf was ready to resume. “We'll be talking about COVID and civil and social unrest for some time,” Monahan said. “Next week will not be an exception on that front.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

AstraZeneca on track to roll out virus vaccine in September

British pharma giant AstraZeneca is "on track" to begin rolling out up to two billion doses of a coronavirus vaccine in September if ongoing trials prove successful, its chief executive said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

Philippines to receive 415,000 AstraZeneca jabs from UK

The Philippines will receive 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the UK government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

OCTA recommends shorter vaccine jab intervals

The OCTA Research Group has recommended shortening the interval between the first and second doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines to protect more Filipinos against the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

FPH starts vaccine rollout for employees, dependents

First Philippine Holdings Corp. has started the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccines for employees and dependents as part of the Lopez-led conglomerate’s program to help assure the health of its workforce and support government’s overall aim to achieve herd immunity against the dreaded virus......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

1.15 million AstraZeneca doses arrive in Philippines

A total of 1,150,800 doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine landed in the Philippines on Friday onboard a China Airlines plane......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2021

1M more doses of AstraZeneca arrive at NAIA

About 3.256 million doses of coronavirus vaccines are coming into the country this weekend, starting with over 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the Japanese government that arrived Thursday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

PH Logs Over 11.7M Vaccinated Individuals from COVID-19

The National Task Force (NTF) against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Monday said that 11,708,029 individuals have now been vaccinated against the virus in the Philippines. Moreover, the latest NTF data also shows that as of July 4, a total of 2,868,905 individuals have so far completed the two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 8,839,124 […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Diaz gets 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz got her second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday night in Kuala, Lumpur Malaysia, a couple of weeks before heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Pagdating ng 1M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ngayong Hulyo asahan na

MANILA, Philippiens – Kinumpirma ng British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, Biyernes, na makatatanggap ang Pilipians ng 1 milyong COVID-19 vaccine doses ngayong Hulyo. Sa pahayag, ang nasabing delivery ay  “followed by additional deliveries in the weeks and months following.” Hindi naman sinabi kung anong petsa darating ang nasabing mga bakuna. Ayon pa sa AstraZeneca na “on […] The post Pagdating ng 1M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ngayong Hulyo asahan na appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Delayed doses of AstraZeneca jab boost immunity: study

Delayed second and third doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine boost immunity against COVID-19, a study by Oxford University, which developed the jab with the British-Swedish firm, said on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

They claim that the Novavax vaccine shows an overall efficacy of 90.4%

The Novavax vaccine achieved an overall efficacy of 90.4% and provides 100% protection against moderate to severe disease in phase III clinical trials conducted in.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

DOH: Soon-to-expire AstraZeneca jabs fully distributed to vaccination sites

In a briefing Monday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the AstraZeneca vaccine doses donated by COVAX facility have been “100% distributed.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021