Pfizer, BioNTech apply for COVID vaccine authorization in Europe
Pfizer and BioNTech have applied for approval for their COVID vaccine in Europe. The application is for conditional marketing authorization. BioNTech said if the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approves their application, Pfizer’s COVID vaccine could start being distributed in Europe this month.Pfizer, BioNTech seek approval for COVID vaccine in EuropeThe EMA said on its website that authorization is needed for medicines “that address unmet medical needs of patients on the basis of less comprehensive data than normally required.” The agency also said companies can apply for conditional marketi...
LIST: Progress of possible Philippine COVID-19 treatments
LIST: Progress of possible Philippine COVID-19 treatmentsRatziel San Juan(Philstar.com) – December 1, 2020 – 7:09pmMANILA, Philippines — Local researchers join the rest of the world in finding effective treatments against COVID-19 pending the availability of a vaccine.Philippine Council for Health Research Development executive director, doctor Jaime Montoya, gave updates on the progress of these different local treatments in a Monday briefing.Here’s how far along some of them are, according to the Department of Science and Technology official.Virgin coconut oilVirgin coconut oil (VCO), extrac...
COVID-19 infections among migrant Filipinos exceed 11,700 — DFA
COVID-19 infections among migrant Filipinos exceed 11,700 — DFA(Philstar.com) – December 1, 2020 – 5:38pmMANILA, Philippines — Another 16 Filipinos contracted novel coronavirus overseas, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.This brings the total number of migrant Filipinos infected with the virus to 11,708.Of these, the department said 3,322 are undergoing treatment.Meanwhile, another 42 recoveries pushed the total number of overseas Filipinos who have beat the virus to 7,539.All new COVID-19 cases and recoveries were reported in Asia and the Pacific as well as Europe, DFA said.No ne...
Debra-Lynn B. Hook: Christmas can't come too early in the year of COVID
Signs of Christmas started early on our street this year, white and blue twinkle lights along roof tops and lampposts, evergreen wreaths on door fronts, inflatable Santas and front-yard Nativity scenes heralding the yuletide season well before Thanksgiving.In another year, the early decorating might have been off-putting.The autumn leaves weren’t fully off the trees yet.But this is one year when Christmas can’t come too early.“We all need a little normal,” said the local Christmas tree farmer whose parking lot was full with buyers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.We already proved this with ...
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Country registers 4,426 new COVID-19 cases
By Ayya LmahamadAzerbaijan registered 4,426 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Operational Headquarters under Cabinet of Ministers reported on December 1.Some 1,995 patients have recovered and 41 patients have died in the reported period.So far, 125,602 COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country. Some 76,897 patients have recovered, 1,433 people have died. Currently, 47,272 people are under treatment in special hospitals.Over the past day, 17,621 tests were conducted in Azerbaijan to reveal coronavirus cases.In general, 1,746,198 tests have been conducted in Azerbaijan so far.—Ay...
Philippines records 1,298 new COVID-19 cases; total hits 432,925
Philippines records 1,298 new COVID-19 cases; total hits 432,925Gaea Katreena Cabico(Philstar.com) – December 1, 2020 – 4:03pmMANILA, Philippines — The country’s confirmed coronavirus increased to nearly 433,000 Tuesday as the government decided to keep Metro Manila and seven other areas under general community quarantine until the end of the year.The Department of Health reported 1,298 new infections, raising the country’s caseload to 432,925.The highest daily rise in infections was seen in Ilocos Norte with 84 cases. It was followed by City of Manila with 61, Quezon province with 55, Laguna ...
42nd annual Cairo film fest to kick off Wednesday amid COVID-19 precautionary measures
The 42nd Cairo International Film Festival opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday amid tight COVID-19 precautionary measures, according to the festival management’s announcement.Management announced its commitment to a 50 percent occupancy rate, installing signs to facilitate social distancing, administering temperature checks to all attendees, and enforcing the wearing of face masks.The opening ceremony will be held inside the Egyptian Opera House, which is equipped with a high-tech cinema screen.The same theater will witness the presentation of the films participating this year.The fe...
COVID-19 death count rises to 118 | Daily FT
The COVID-19 death toll yesterday increased to 118, with health authorities confirming two COVID-19 deaths in the country.According to a statement issued by the Department of Government Information, an individual from Atalugama died at home on 28 November. The cause of death is cited as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure aggravated by COVID-19. She was 81 years old.On 27 November, a resident of Galaha passed away while being admitted to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital. He was 72 years old and died of high blood pressure, diabetes, and a heart attack associated with COVID-19.
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David Prowse, Actor Who Played Darth Vader In ‘Star Wars,’ Dies At 85 From COVID-19
On November 28, actor and bodybuilder David Prowse, who created the character of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, died at the age of 85 at a hospital in London, England. The official cause of death for the actor was later revealed to be COVID-19, making Prowse one of the many celebrities to pass away as a result of the disease. He is survived by his wife Norma Scammell and his three children.Prowse is best known for playing the iconic villain Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy from 1977 to 1983. While James Earl Jones performed the voice for the character, Prowse portrayed Darth...
Citi customers receive free COVID-19 life insurance
Citi customers receive free COVID-19 life insurance(The Philippine Star) – December 1, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Citi Philippines provides free BPLAC COVID-19 life insurance coverage amounting to P200,000 to almost 70,000 customers, without any need for them to enroll or register. Citibank and BPI-Philam Assurance Corp. (BPLAC) has given free COVID-19 life insurance coverage to all checking and savings bank account holders, including their joint account holders, as well as to Citibank credit cardholders with active BPLAC insurance policies.This new benefit is given for free and quali...