Philippines to buy 20 million Moderna vaccine doses as COVID-19 cases rise - Yahoo News

by news.yahoo 01/19/2021

The Philippines will buy 20 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Tuesday, adding to deals for a total of 72 million doses from AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sinovac. With more than 504,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 10,000 deaths, as of Tuesday, the Philippines has the second highest level of infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte has said he preferred that the Philippines sources its COVID-19 vaccines from either China or Russia and on Tuesday Food and Drug Administration chief Rolando Enrique Domingo told state-owned PTV network that late-stage clinical trial applications from Sinovac and Clover Biopharmaceuticals have been approved.


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In a fundraising campaign to support a fellow Lutheran church school, The Evangelical Lutheran School of Aszód, a school of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary has raised USD 2,700 for the Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope in Ramallah, Palestine an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land school.

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Staff reports HANCOCK COUNTY -- The county added 146 COVID-19 cases over the weekend, raising its total to 6,425. After reporting deaths from the novel coronavirus for four days in a row, Hancock County did not report any over the weekend, keeping that total at 97. The county added 467 COVID-19 tests Monday, bringing that