Here’s some promising good news: British-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca recently announced positive results from a trial of a treatment for COVID-19 symptoms. As per, their drug, which is made up of two antibodies, was first developed as a treatment for people who have already been exposed to the COVID-19 disease.  The latest trial involved […]
With the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country, you might be wondering when the kids will be able to get jabbed. As of now, only people above 18 years old are allowed to get vaccinated. Well, it looks like kids and teens will get the opportunity to get jabbed sooner than later. As […]
Vaccination cards won’t replace RT-PCR testing as a travel requirement as previously reported. In another case of the government retracting a previous statement, the Department of Health clarified that local government units may still require a negative RT-PCR test result for incoming tourists. Speaking to ABS-CBN’s DZMM Teleradyo, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that existing policies will […]
With the ongoing inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine for those under A category, you might be wondering: when will those under category B get vaccinated? Well, according to the Department of Health (DOH), said the steadiness of the COVID-19 vaccine supply could be determined by next month to assess when the vaccination for individuals under […]
And, of course, we have to have another terminology for our new target: population protection. That was the phrase used by the Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje in place of the previous “herd immunity” during a public briefing where she was asked to project the future of the Philippines’ inoculation efforts against COVID-19. “We […]
A year into the pandemic, and everyone’s been missing having a sense of normalcy. However, the ongoing inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccines give hope that the end of this global crisis is on the horizon. Once you’ve gotten fully vaccinated though, what comes next? According to UNICEF, here are some things you should do after […]
The next group in the government’s inoculation program is a pretty big one, so you might want to read on to know if you’re in it. On Friday, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the recommendation to add more economic sectors to its previous list of economic frontliners included under […]
Mayor Vico has 99 problems, and your tushes shouldn’t be one of them. On Monday, during a live Facebook video that aired at lunchtime, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto praised his constituents for taking advantage of the local government’s vaccination program, citing several photos of Pasigueños posing with their vaccinated arms and shoulders.  However, he requested […]
The only side effect of the vaccine to the Songbird Supreme? Being able to hit a G6 note. Through a video posted on Instagram on Monday, singer Mariah Carey shared to her 10 million followers how getting her first vaccine dose went. In it, she shared that she’s “excited and a little nervous about getting […]
Uh-oh! It looks like the World Health Organization (WHO) is not taking line-jumping for the COVID-19 vaccines in the country lightly. According to, the WHO and its partners rebuked the situation in the Philippines, warning that vaccine supplies could be “jeopardized.” In line with this, the Philippines could end up having to pay for […]


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