Births, deaths decline in nine months to September 

REGISTERED births and deaths declined 20.6% and 38.6% year on year respectively in the nine months to September, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Tuesday. According to preliminary data from the Vital Statistics Report births totaled 783,199 during the period, with the Calabarzon region (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) accounting for the largest share […]

Registered births, deaths continue to decline in first 8 months

REGISTERED births and deaths declined by 22.3% and 34.6% respectively from a year earlier in the eight months to August, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday. Citing preliminary data from its Vital Statistics Report, the PSA said recorded births in the January-August period totaled 662,780, lower than the 852, 960 registered a year […]

InaVac gets emergency approval from BPOM

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Nov 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for InaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers from Airlangga University (Unair). InaVac, COVID-19 vaccine, is developed by the University of Airlangga in Surabaya, East Java Province. (ANTARA/HO-BPBRIN Unair) […]

COVID-19 vaccination reduces disease severity and transmission, saves lives

Misinformation and myths about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the vaccines developed against it have contributed to vaccine hesitancy, which refers to a delay in acceptance or refusal of available vaccines that have been deemed safe and effective by regulatory authorities.   False claims, when repeated, can later on be taken as truth and create clusters […]

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan Approves Partial Change to a New Drug Authorization for Moderna’s Omicron-Targeting Bivalent Booster COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA-1273.222

EQS Newswire / 01/11/2022 / 04:21 EST/EDT Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan Approves Partial Change to a New Drug Authorization for Moderna’s Omicron-Targeting Bivalent Booster COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA-1273.222 CAMBRIDGE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / November 1, 2022 / Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced […]

Seven-month registered births and deaths in Philippines fall

REGISTERED births and deaths declined 25.2% and 32.6% year on year, respectively in the seven months to July, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Wednesday. According to its Vital Statistics Report, recorded births in the seven months totaled 545,255, while deaths fell to 311,921. Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) was the leading region […]

US extends COVID-19 public health emergency declaration

REUTERS WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday extended the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic’s status as a public health emergency for another 90 days, thereby preserving measures like high payments to hospitals and expanded Medicaid. The extension was announced by US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra on Thursday. Last month, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., […]

US donates additional P11.5-M COVID-19 supplies, humanitarian aid to Surigao del Norte

THE UNITED States has donated an additional P11.5 million worth of COVID-19 supplies and humanitarian aid to disaster-hit Surigao del Norte, according to a statement released by its embassy in Manila on Thursday.  “USAID (United States Agency for International Development) has been a steady and reliable partner as we pick up from the devastating effects […]

AIM Vaccine Announces Proposed Listing on the Main Board of SEHK

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – AIM Vaccine Co., Ltd. (“AIM Vaccine” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, stock code: 06660.HK), the second largest vaccine company in China in terms of 2021 approved lot release volume (excluding COVID-19 vaccines), announced the proposed listing of its H shares […]

DOLE 7 partners with VSMMC for free Covid testing for newly hired workers

THE Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE 7) has announced free Covid-19 testing for newly hired employees across all sectors.The agency has partnered with Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) to conduct reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test to qualified beneficiaries.According to DOLE 7 officer-in-charge Lilia Estillore, priorities of the […]