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  • WHO blames vaccine inequity as obstacle to ending Covid pandemic

    July 25, 2021 by

    Vaccine inequity is the biggest obstacle to ending the global coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Thursday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued his statement from Geneva along with data released by the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the University of Oxford. It found that Covid-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting… Read more

  • Moderate to heavy rains to continue over Luzon

    July 25, 2021 by

    Much of Luzon will continue to be drenched by moderate to heavy rains on Sunday due to the southwest monsoon, the  Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. PAGASA said moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will prevail over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan, while light to moderate with at times heavy… Read more

  • Low water levels logged in two major dams in Benguet

    July 25, 2021 by

    The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) on Friday afternoon said the two major dams in Benguet province are still below critical level despite the continued heavy downpour being experienced in the region the past several days. Albert Mogol, chair of the CDRRMC and regional director of the Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera, reported the… Read more

  • Pfizer Covid vaccine effective vs Delta variant after 2 doses

    July 24, 2021 by

    Pfizer’s vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) provides surprisingly robust protection against the highly infectious Delta variant –  but only if you’ve gotten both doses. Fresh data out of England shows that two doses of the messenger RNA, or mRNA, vaccine is 88-percent effective in protecting people against the Delta variant, compared with about 94-percent effectiveness against the original strain of Covid-19.… Read more

  • IMF approves concessional lending to help poorer nations recover from Covid

    July 24, 2021 by

    The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a set of policy reforms to the concessional lending facilities to better support the recovery of low-income countries (LICs) from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “These reforms are set to ensure that the Fund has the capacity to respond flexibly to LICs’ needs over the… Read more

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