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Sinovac found to be highly effective; Covid vaccines exceeding expectations

First word THERE’s plenty of good news from the front in the war against Covid-19. The war effort may have turned a corner. Vaccines, including...

Study bares hard truth: Lockdown a total policy failure yet govts cling to it

First word IN a research paper published in April, Douglas W. Allen, an economics professor in Canada, has uncovered the hard truths about the coronavirus...

IATF harkens to political science, not health sciences, in making Covid policy

First word MY informal discussion group on the coronavirus pandemic had a good laugh when one member contended that he has found a plausible explanation...

In daily Covid report, precise meanings of technical terms are critical; DoH must share them

First word THE Department of Health has made its daily report on the Covid situation in the country so bland and cut-and-dried, it emits no...

Science working on universal vaccine to beat SARS-CoV-2 once and for all

First word HOW fitting that this Labor Day we pause a moment to ponder the epic labor today of scores of scientists, researchers and technologists...

China turns to Western vaccine technology to expand vaccine use

First word AS follow-up to my column on The Economist report on Covid-19 vaccines, I direct attention today to three significant new developments that have...

Sinovac performs poorly in clinical and real world trials, says Economist

First word THIS will infuriate the government and many compatriots who have already had themselves vaccinated with the CoronaVac (Sinovac) vaccine, or are just now...

China’s fishing fleet part of Beijing’s drive to become a maritime power

First word WHENEVER Chinese fishing vessels land in a major fishing dispute with another country, the standard rationale of China’s foreign ministry is that its...

MDs underscore importance of rationality in fighting pandemic

First word MEDICAL doctors, writing in the Wall Street Journal and the Epoch Times, have crystallized the great importance of applying rationality in all decisions...

Our republic is ‘We the people’ — not ‘I, Duterte’

First word THIS core principle of our democratic and republican state needs to be restated because in our recent history, leaders in our country frequently...

PLM gets CHEd nod to hold limited face-to-face classes

PAMANTASAN ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) received approval from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to conduct limited face-to-face classes for medical and health...

Drilon: ‘Megaphone diplomacy only weapon’ in West Philippine Sea

MANILA should continue its "megaphone diplomacy" to bring to the international stage Beijing’s illegal activities in the West Philippines Sea (WPS) and match China's...

Trump’s top diplomat joins Fox News

Donald Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a "contributor," the conservative cable news channel said Thursday. "I...

Duterte honors selfless Covid-19 frontliners on Day of Valor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to healthcare workers and other frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, as the country commemorates Araw ng...

‘No strings attached’ to China’s vaccine donations — Lorenzana

THERE are no strings attached to China's donation of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines such as the Philippines giving up its sovereign rights to...
 

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