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READ: Govt readies shift to endemic section
The Division of Well being (DoH) is laying the groundwork for shifting the nation’s coronavirus illness 2019 (Covid-19) response plan from the pandemic to the endemic section. The DoH is making ready for the transition even because the World Well being Group (WHO) cautioned it might be too early to contemplate Covid-19 as an endemic since a brand new variant might nonetheless emerge in areas with low vaccine protection. The Well being division, nevertheless, seems assured in making the shift following the regular decline in Covid-19 circumstances, with the every day common additional dipping to six,103 circumstances throughout the week of February 4 to 10.
READ: Novavax says its vaccine 80% efficient amongst teenagers
NOVAVAX mentioned Thursday its Covid vaccine was 82 % efficient amongst adolescents throughout the interval when the Delta variant was dominant, and the US biotech now plans to submit for regulatory approval on this age group. The 2-dose vaccine, which is predicated on artificial proteins that mimic the spikes that dot the floor of the virus, was discovered to be secure and efficient amongst greater than 2,200 adolescents aged 12 by means of 17 as a part of a section three medical trial carried out within the US, the corporate mentioned in an announcement.
READ: Non secular teams, economists again Leni’s bid
GROUPS of non secular and lay organizations have joined distinguished economists in declaring their assist for the presidential bid of Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo. Throughout their first basic meeting earlier this week, the Kalookan Laity for Principled Politics expressed their assist not just for Robredo however for her working mate Sen. Francis Pangilinan, and endorsed all of the senatorial candidates below her slate. Catholic Bishops’ Convention of the Philippines president Pablo Virgilio David already gave his “blessing” to the “collective discernment” made by the lay folks in his diocese to push for “principled politics.”
READ: Comelec defends Marcos case ruling
THE Fee on Elections (Comelec) defended its ruling on the consolidated disqualification circumstances towards presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. amid a barrage of criticism it has spawned on social media. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez on Friday mentioned the ballot physique’s First Division took into consideration the Court docket of Appeals (CA) ruling in dismissing the petition calling to disqualify Marcos as a candidate.
READ: Vax for youths, teenagers voluntary – DoH
THE Division of Well being (DoH) has maintained that vaccinations for youths and adolescents towards Covid-19 stay voluntary and all laws for the vaccinations within the age group keep within the interim and are topic to modifications relying on evolving proof. The peace of mind comes after Public Legal professional’s Workplace chief Persida Rueda-Acosta mentioned the identical regulation in vaccination tips for kids ages 5 to 12 can also be current within the tips for the vaccination of these 12 to 17 years outdated.
BUSINESS: Remittances to assist progress
Over to enterprise, Oxford Economics, a assume tank primarily based in the UK, initiatives strong remittance inflows for the Philippines this 12 months that may assist the nation attain its progress targets. The 2022 and 2023 progress outlooks are inside 7 to 9 % and 6 to 7 % targets set by the interagency Improvement Price range Coordination Committee for the mentioned years. As well as, the forecasts are sooner than the 5.6-percent GDP progress posted in 2021.
SPORTS: Azkals to compete in AFF U23 Championship
In sports activities, the Philippines is about to compete within the 2022 Asian Soccer Federation (AFF) U23 Championship slated from February 14 to 26. The event will likely be held in two venues: the Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium and the Prince Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Azkals U23 crew is grouped with Timor-Leste, Brunei, and host Cambodia in Pool A, with the Filipinos dealing with Timor-Leste first on February 14.
READ: Opinion and editorial
Antonio Contreras and Yen Makabenta are as we speak’s entrance web page columnists. Contreras believes there may be political coloration in fact-checking, whereas Makabenta analyzes the proclamation speeches of every presidential candidate.
In the present day’s editorial asks if something may be performed in regards to the problem on political dynasties. Learn a full model on the paper’s opinion part or take heed to the Voice of the Instances.
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On behalf of The Manila Instances, that is Aric John Sy Cua reporting. Have a secure weekend forward.