Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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  1. raypin

    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mm...because they (not just the FDA) are still operating at business as usual speed. No sense. No sense of urgency. Nonsense governance.

    Singapore govt., on the other hand, was on top of the situation. As early as the middle of last year, they were already talking with the vaccine makers, way before any approval. They were already negotiating with the vaccine makers to supply Singapore. They bet early. Now Singapore will be rewarded with early shipment of vaccines. Tayo on Filipino time pa rin. As usual.
     
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  2. ice

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    I agree, just looking at how Singapore handled the situation...

    Even before approval and purchase of vaccines, they already contacted Singapore Air on how to transport mRNA vaccines and they already contacted companies to set-up warehouses here on how to store the vaccine.
     
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    Ang lagay e...

    I predict the luxury car and watch markets, as well as high end condos in the Philippines will suddenly have a big spike in sales this year.

    So many commissioners making bank.
     
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    Singapore:
    “Anyway, in the immediate term, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for use. So there is no choice,” Gan said in parliament, adding that the national regulator was evaluating the safety and efficacy of vaccines by the American drug firm Moderna and China’s Sinovac Biotech.

    Besides, he said, the other vaccines had not yet been approved. “My advice is, ‘Don’t wait for them, because we do not know when they will be available. And we also do not know when [and] whether they will be approved,” he said.

    https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/poli...t-be-able-choose-between-coronavirus-vaccines

    Indonesia:
    "Indonesia became the first country outside China to give emergency use approval to a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinovac Biotech Ltd., despite findings that place the candidate’s efficacy among the lowest for new coronavirus vaccines."

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/indonesia-is-first-to-approve-sinovac-vaccine-outside-china-11610372933

    "Sinovac has been overseeing late-stage clinical trials in Indonesia along with local state-owned drugmaker Bio Farma."

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...vac-vaccine-as-infections-surge-idUSKBN29G0RP

    Philippines:
    "Why secure a vaccine deal with a Chinese drugmaker that has yet to apply for an emergency use authorization (EUA) with local regulators?

    This was the question posed by some senators on Monday following reports that the Philippines was able to secure 25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac.

    “Why did you conclude a contract of 25 million doses nung hindi pa naga-apply ng EUA with FDA (Food and Drug Administration)? ‘Yung Sinovac, you already concluded a contract,” Senate President Vicente Sotto III asked government officials during an inquiry into the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program.

    (Why did you conclude a contract of 25 million doses when it has yet to apply for a EUA with the FDA.)

    So far, only Pfizer and AstraZeneca have applied for a EUA with FDA."

    https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/13823...se-sinovac-sans-eua-application#ixzz6jIw9rXmN
     
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    Filipinos can’t choose COVID vaccine brand they want to receive — Palace | Inquirer

     
  7. Kingmaker

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    With no less than the Philippine government standing as its "Ninong", China vaccine will definitely be ahead of the pack in the Philippine market, despite its poor 50.4% "grade" in trials in Brazil, and higher price. :(



    https://cnnphilippines.com/news/202...C_54jIid8DbzgpfaFCg2eZ7RaH3ntEa0s3lP8Ykjn1MQQ

    "The Duterte administration is being criticized by lawmakers for its seeming preference for Sinovac despite its cost and low efficacy rate in clinical trials. Senator Panfilo Lacson even questioned why Galvez said in a Senate hearing that they will "advise" the company to apply for EUA in the Philippines.

    "Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.'s reply that they will advise Sinovac to apply for an EUA — after concluding a contract with it only made it obvious that Sinovac is really the 'chosen one'," Lacson said in a statement."



    https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/01/13/2070069/palace-only-sinovac-shot-available-until-june

    From February to June, there is no other choice because only one vaccine will be available, the one that will come from China,” Roque said, referring to Sinovac.



    https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/13830...ting-50-4-efficacy-for-chinas-sinovac-vaccine

    "A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech was just 50.4% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in a Brazilian trial, researchers said on Tuesday, barely enough for regulatory approval and well below the rate announced last week."
     
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    Prognosis
    Pfizer Investigates Post-Vaccine Death for Possible Connection
    By
    Riley Griffin
    January 12, 2021, 3:39 PM EST
    Pfizer Investigates Post-Vaccine Death for Possible Connection - Bloomberg
    • Florida-based physician dies 16 days after getting first shot
    • So far, evidence doesn’t suggest causal tie, company says
    Pfizer Inc. and federal health officials are investigating the death of a health-care worker 16 days after the person received the first dose of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine.

    So far, the evidence doesn’t suggest a connection, Pfizer said in a statement on Tuesday. The Florida-based physician developed a rare disorder called severe thrombocytopenia that decreases the body’s ability to clot blood and stop internal bleeding.

    Pfizer cited its clinical trials and data gathered since the vaccine was authorized in the U.S. in reporting its initial conclusion that the evidence doesn’t suggest a causal association to the shot it developed with Germany’s BioNTech SE. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is aware of the death, and “will evaluate the situation as more information becomes available,” according to spokesman Tom Skinner.

    “To date, millions of people have been vaccinated and we are closely monitoring all adverse events in individuals receiving our vaccine,” Pfizer said in its statement. “It is important to note that serious adverse events, including deaths that are unrelated to the vaccine, are unfortunately likely to occur at a similar rate as they would in the general population.”

    Pfizer’s shares were down 2% to $37.03 at 3:14 p.m. in New York trading on a day when the company also said its 2021 adjusted earnings would be between $3 and $3.10 per share, less than what analysts were expecting.

    The New York Times first reported news of the death of Gregory Michael, a 56-year-old obstetrician and gynecologist located in Miami Beach. The Times cited a Facebook post written on Jan. 5 by his wife, Heidi Neckelmann, who said Michael had died from a brain hemorrhage.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for emergency use in the U.S. on Dec. 14, with health-care workers and those in long-term care facilities the first in line to get the shot. Thus far, 9.27 million shots have been administered of this vaccine and a second authorized vaccine developed by Moderna Inc., according to a state-by-state tally by Bloomberg and data from the CDC.

    The CDC, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies, regularly review Covid-19 vaccine safety monitoring data and share their findings with a group of vaccine safety experts, who provide independent guidance to the federal officials, according to the CDC’s Skinner.

    “Our thoughts are with the family during this heartbreaking time,” Skinner said.

    — With assistance by Michelle Fay Cortez
    Pfizer Investigates Post-Vaccine Death for Possible Connection - Bloomberg
     
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    CoronaVac was tested in Indonesia (Phase III) -> I guess that's why they have a discount :ROFLMAO:

    They were also the first country to use it, outside China -> early bird rates :D

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    Our Chinese offices in Shanghai and Beijing started charging us $70/jab
     
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    J&J vaccine on track for March rollout with target to deliver 1 billion doses this year: exec | Reuters

     
  12. Kingmaker

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    But .... But.... we're China's BFF. We let them get away with anything on these islands. That should count (heavily) as something, right? ;)

    Seriously, though, $70.00 per jab is still 3k++ which is still not cheap compared to others like Astra Zeneca. You get the picture.
     
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    sorry for the OT... just sharing :)



    Yup, $70 is expensive plus I'm not very sure if they will need 2 jabs...

    However, its very near the local price we have... So I guess Indonesia is paying at an "early adopters rate"

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    (I cannot find my source)

    I remember reading an article years ago that Dengvaxia was cheaper (in PH) as they did trials locally.
     
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    #sinovacumita
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    look at the bright side...

    We get the vaccine... maybe they received the placebo :D
     
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    Norway Warns of Vaccination Risks for Sick Patients Over 80 | Bloomberg

     
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    PSG, military and PNP personnel, and some cabinet officials were also early adopters and willing guinea pigs. :D As early as September, if you will believe all those talk going around. :whistle: China really owes us that "BFF", and "early adopters rate", big time.
     
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    ‘It’s Starting Again’: Why Filipino Nurses Dread the Second Wave
    Indispensable to New York City hospitals, health care workers from the Philippines died in shocking numbers last spring. Will things be different this winter?
     

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