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Rappler Talk: Data and facts – what the PH can do to deal with coronavirus

Bookmark to watch this episode Friday night, March 27 MANILA, Philippines – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to former health secretary and former dean of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Manuel Dayrit and Erika Legara, one of the country's top complex systems scientists and the Aboitiz Chair in ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 27th, 2020

Fauci says Trump’s talk of Covid-19 ‘cure’ causing confusion

US President Donald Trump has been talking up an experimental Covid-19 treatment he received as “a cure,” but one of his top government scientists said referring to it as such may cause “confusion.” Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, gave an interview to CBS News on Friday where he also referred to the coronavirus outbreak at the White House that infected dozens of people as a “super spreader event.” Asked about Trump’s effusive praise for Regeneron’s antibody treatment, Fauci said that talking about a “cure” could be misleading because it hasn’t yet been proven, and the drugs that are currently available have only been shown to have modest to moderate results.  “We don’t have any indication — I think you really have to depend on what you mean by a cure, because that’s the word that leads to a lot of confusion,” he said. He then walked through some of the medicines that are currently recommended or have been temporarily approved against the disease. These include the antiviral remdesivir which has been shown to diminish time to recovery among hospitalized patients, and the steroid dexamethasone, which reduces mortality rates in patients who need supplemental oxygen. Regeneron’s treatment belongs to a class of drug called monoclonal antibodies. Fauci said that while these had been “showing promise in clinical trials,” the research is still ongoing and no final determination has been made. Fauci was also asked about the low level of mask use at the White House until recently, and what lessons could be learned. “I think the — the data speaks for themselves,” the scientist said of mask-wearing.  “We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves.” More than 30 people are thought to have been infected at a White House ceremony held September 26 for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The president’s doctor Sean Conley has said Trump may return to public engagements as early as Saturday, raising fears that he may still have high levels of the virus in his body and therefore still be contagious.  Fauci said he had faith that the president’s medical team wouldn’t allow him to do that. “I can tell you, they are going to be testing him to determine the trajectory and whether he gets to the point where he’s not infected,” he said. “I can guarantee you that they will be testing him before they let him go out.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Rappler Talk: Dr Antonio Ramos on how Lung Center is fighting the pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – The Lung Center of the Philippines is one of the country’s referral hospitals for coronavirus disease patients.  This required the hospital personnel to repurpose specific areas within the Lung Center to exclusively cater to COVID-19 patients. All medical professionals looking after COVID-19 cases had to be provided with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

Rappler Talk: Francis Zamora on fighting coronavirus at ground zero

MANILA, Philippines – San Juan City, one of the smallest local governments in Metro Manila, is facing a big problem. With 45 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of Monday, March 23, San Juan is currently the city in the Philippines with the highest number of patients per capita. It ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

CES 2021: Bosch puts its faith in AI, connectivity

To improve people’s health and to protect our planet, Bosch is counting on AIoT, taking advantage of the possibilities offered by data, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things to benefit people and the environment with technical solutions. “We combine AI and connectivity to form the AIoT, which helps us improve energy efficiency and fight the coronavirus,” says Michael Bolle, Bosch board of management member. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

7-month-old baby among 10 new COVID cases in Mandaue City

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A seven-month-old baby from Barangay Pagsabungan is among the 10 new cases of the coronavirus disease that were reported in Mandaue City on Sunday, January 17. With the addition of 10 cases, Mandaue breached the 100-mark in active cases that day, data released by the City Public Information Office (PIO) show. […] The post 7-month-old baby among 10 new COVID cases in Mandaue City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

DOH to issue ‘passports’ for the inoculated

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Friday said the Philippines would probably provide a COVID-19 “vaccine passport” to Filipinos who had been inoculated against the coronavirus. “We will also have a data registry for all vaccine recipients,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. According to the health official, a QR, or quick response, […] The post DOH to issue ‘passports’ for the inoculated appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Mandaue City nears 100-mark for new COVID-19 cases

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City is again close to breaking the 100-mark for active cases of the coronavirus disease. As of Friday, the city logged a total of 99 active cases with the addition to eight new infections on the same day, data released by the City Public Information Office (PIO) show. One new […] The post Mandaue City nears 100-mark for new COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Coronavirus borrowings stoke debt burden to 14-year high

On Tuesday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said emerging data showed outstanding state debt was equivalent to 53.5% of gross domestic product last year, the highest since 2006. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Health budget feared insufficient to deal with coronavirus variant

The Philippines’ healthcare funding would fall short this year if new and more contagious coronavirus variants trigger fresh outbreaks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu has 51 active COVID-19 cases

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City now has 51 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of January 9, 2021. Based on the data prepared by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), that of the number of active cases, six were admitted at the hospital, while the rest […] The post Lapu-Lapu has 51 active COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

Cebu City logs 46 new cases on Jan. 8

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s active cases of the coronavirus disease increased by 46 on Friday, January 8, data released by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) show. With the addition of the new cases, the total number of active cases in the city increased to 277.  Of these, a total of 240 cases were […] The post Cebu City logs 46 new cases on Jan. 8 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

Duterte approves scheme for LGUs to buy vaccines

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a deal that would allow local government units to buy vaccines against the novel coronavirus, an official overseeing the effort said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Singapore s virus-hit economy suffers worst decline in 2020

Singapore's economy suffered its worst ever annual contraction in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the city-state's vital trade and tourism sectors, official data showed Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

1,097 new cases bring COVID-19 total to 476,916

The Philippines logged on Saturday 1,097 new cases of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19), bringing the total to 476,916, as 15 laboratories failed to submit their data on time, the Department of Health (DOH) reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23

Mactan Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – It’s now down to only 23 remaining active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lapu-Lapu City with 20 barangays considered free from the virus. Based on the data prepared by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology […] The post Lapu’s active COVID-19 cases now down to 23 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Duterte wants new task force on new coronavirus strain

President Rodrigo Duterte said that he wants to form a new task force composed of medical experts to deal with the new coronavirus strain which was first reported in the United Kingdom......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

1,885 cases on Christmas Day bring virus total to 467k

The Philippines logged 1,885 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Christmas Day, bringing the country's total to 467,601, as 15 laboratories failed to submit their data on time, the Department of Health (DOH) reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

American Coronavirus: New Cases May Stop – But More and More Hospitalizations and Dies

According to Johns Hopkins University data, the US reported more than 195,000 new cases of Kovid-19, putting the daily average of 7 days of........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

British health service urges Brexit extension to avoid virus catastrophe

Britain's public health service urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday to extend the country's Brexit transition period or risk pushing hospitals already struggling with coronavirus "over the edge" in the event of a no-deal departure from the EU single market......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020