Senator reiterates push for disease control center on International Day of Epidemic Preparedness  

A SENATOR on Tuesday reiterated the urgency of creating a disease prevention and control center to ensure a stronger response against public health emergencies in the future.   “To avoid heavily burdening our public health system that may signify serious repercussions, including countless morbidities and mortalities, trade disruptions and negative effect on the economy, our proposed […]

EU agency sees risk of COVID deaths rising as Omicron subvariants spread

FRANKFURT — Two new subvariants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, are spreading more quickly than other coronavirus variants in Europe, which could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths as they become dominant, the European Union’s (EU) disease prevention agency said on Monday.   Most EU countries have so far detected low rates of the two subgroups. […]