COVID-19 cases in PNP surge anew
COVID-19 cases in PNP surge anewEmmanuel Tupas(The Philippine Star) – September 26, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in the Philippine National Police (PNP) has increased again.In a report on Thursday, the PNP said 119 more police officers tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 5,650.Only 36 cases were recorded in the PNP on Wednesday.At least 1,226 patients remain in hospitals and quarantine facilities.At least 48 of the new cases are from various administrative and operational units of the PNP.Forty-five are assigned i...
Country registers 137 new COVID-19 recoveries
By Ayya LmahamadAzerbaijan registered 137 new COVID-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours, Operational Headquarters under Cabinet of Ministers reported on September 25.Some 101 patients have been infected and 2 patients have died in the reported period.So far, 39,787 COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country. Some 37,392 patients have recovered, 583 people have died. Currently, 1,812 people are under treatment in special hospitals.Over the past day, 6,705 tests were conducted in Azerbaijan to reveal coronavirus cases.In general, 1,087,578 tests have been conducted in Azerbaijan so far.—F...
MLB promised free COVID-19 testing for essential workers. We're still waiting.
NEW YORK — Tucked away in Major League Baseball’s 113-page manual for playing through the coronavirus pandemic is a subtle assurance from the league and its owners to the public that baseball in 2020 would offset whatever resource drain might result from the business of baseball.As Section 2.1.5, titled “Voluntary Testing of Household Members and First Responders” read: “MLB will offer free diagnostic/PCR and antibody/serology testing for … healthcare workers or other first responders in the Clubs’ home cities as a public service.”MLB would clean up after itself, in other words, supplying free...
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Fauci to FDA: 'I got your back' on COVID-19 vaccine safety standards
ATLANTA — The federal government’s top infectious disease official attempted to reassure the public Thursday that he’ll support safety standards set by federal officials for any COVID-19 vaccines and their work won’t be swayed by politics.“If (U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials) come and say this is the way we should do it, I’ve got your back on that,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an online discussion organized by Emory University.The remarks came in response to a question from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, an associate Emory University professor and CNN medical correspondent who moderated the discu...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gov’t requires facility isolation for mild, asymptomatic COVID-19 patients
Gov’t requires facility isolation for mild, asymptomatic COVID-19 patientsGaea Katreena Cabico(Philstar.com) – September 25, 2020 – 9:10amMANILA, Philippines — Facility-based isolation is now required for all mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the country, except if they are considered vulnerable.The government’s inter-agency task force (IATF) approved this directive on COVID-19, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement Thursday night.“We likewise notify the public that facility-based isolation shall be required for confirmed asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases,” Roqu...
What does “#TAKERESPONSIBILITY” mean for Institutions in the COVID-19 Response in Nigeria
Since Nigeria reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in February 2020, the response has been led and driven by the government through the Presidential Task Force. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) coordinated the public health response through the activation of a multi-sectoral national emergency operation centre. Similar structures were established to support the response in the states- setting up laboratories for the testing of COVID19 samples, training of rapid response teams and disseminating public health messages. The private sector supported the response through effor...
The stigma around COVID-19
The virus has created such a fear psychosis that there are cases of people abandoning their family members who test positive for fear of contracting the disease. To make matters worse, hospitals as well as ambulances are fleecing patients, charging exorbitant sums and insisting on payment being made up front.It is shocking to read about family members turning their back on a relative who tests positive. In one such case, an elderly woman was not allowed to enter her son’s house and sat outside until the police intervened and spoke to the son and persuaded him to take his mother home. In Tamil ...
Frontline workers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine
Abu Dhabi: Frontline workers in Abu Dhabi’s vital sectors are now beginning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Abu Dhabi Media Office announced on Thursday.The Chinese-developed vaccine was granted emergency approval after undergoing more than two months of Phase III testing in the UAE, with the aim of protecting workers on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus.Khalid Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed, member of the Executive Council and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, was also administered the vaccine on Thursday. He then toured the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi’s premie...
Nefesh B’Nefesh chief: Aliyah interest surges despite COVID-19
Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, executive director of Nefesh B’Nefesh, reports that interest in aliyah from North America continues to be at an all-time high, despite the continued COVID-19 crisis and lockdown in Israel.Speaking with Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief Yaakov Katz at the Jerusalem Post Annual Conference, Fass said, “Corona has made people pause and recalibrate their personal compass, by allowing them to see and evaluate if they can work remotely, and can bring their profession to Israel.”Fass reports that since April, 16,000 families have contacted the Nefesh B’Nefesh hotline requesting infor...
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Trump Mocks Biden’s COVID-19 Mask Use, Claims He Had ‘Plastic Surgery’
At a campaign rally in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, President Donald Trump made several comments regarding Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s appearance and his use of a protective face mask in concerns to the COVID-19 pandemic.“He feels good about the mask, and that’s ok. Whatever makes you feel good,” he said, “Honestly, why the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he’s going to cover it up with a mask?”Trump and Biden’s first presidential debate will be held on September 29, where one of the recently announced topics is how each candidate plans to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, i...