Fauci sees vaccination for kids by late spring or the summer

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s top infectious disease expert says he hopes to see some kids starting to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in the next few months. It’s a needed step to securing widespread immunity to the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci said at Friday’s White House coronavirus briefing that hopefully that will start to happen by late spring or summer. Vaccines are not yet approved for children, but testing is underway. Children represent about one-fourth of the population, and for the U.S. to reach “herd immunity,” or widespread resistance, about 70% to 85% of the population must be vaccinated. At the moment, even older adults are having problems getting shots.last_img read more

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Columbian Dyip get second win at expense of NLEX

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Adrian Forbes led NLEX, which made its conference debut after its semifinals run in the Philippine Cup, with 26 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks. JR Quiñahan posted 20 points in 24 minutes off the bench.The Road Warriors scored the first basket of the game but never led since. They turned the ball over 25 times while the Dyip only had 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Aiken, who underwhelmed in his PBA debut after scoring only nine points, went on a personal 8-0 run capped by a dunk to extend the Dyip’s lead back to 20, 116-96, with only 3:05 left and keep NLEX at bay for good.“I really can’t help but be in awe especially on the defensive end. I couldn’t ask for more,” said Columbian coach Ricky Dandan, whose squad improved to 2-1. “We had a lot of mistakes that’s for sure but the collective effort defensively, the adjustments they made when nlex made a rally was just all there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe locals also stepped up for Columbian with guards Reden Celda, Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy running circles around NLEX.Celda had 26 points, four rebounds and four assists, King scored 23 points while McCarthy flirted with a triple-double, collecting 13 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists. CJ Aiken. PBA IMAGESColumbian proved its opening-day win was no fluke after cruising past NLEX, 123-103, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.CJ Aiken, who is under evaluation by the Columbian management, made a good account of himself with 28 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field, including 3-of-3 from downtown, 10 rebounds and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Almadro confident Polvorosa will bounce back after dismal Game 1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

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12 Political Parties Support December 16 Election

first_imgAmid the ongoing debate about whether or not to hold the special senatorial election come December 16, a majority of the political parties has pledged support to the National Elections Commission (NEC) for the election to be held as scheduled.During a press conference held at the NEC headquarters in Monrovia, Cllr. Joseph K. Jallah, read the position statement on behalf of the twelve political parties wanting the elections to go ahead. He said the group twelve had no part in what he described as “the unwarranted and unjustified action” by the Movement for Progress Change (MPC), National Democratic Coalition (NDC) and Blamo Nelson and others referring to themselves as “Eminent Citizens.“We cannot reverse the democratic process.  All political parties, including NDC and MPC participated fully in the consultations leading to the new date for holding elections.  The petition does not therefore represent the view of the majority of registered political parties,” Cllr. Jallah argued. Cllr. Jallah said, in voicing the genuine wishes of the critical mass of the Liberian people, the Supreme Court needs to expeditiously dispose of the matter pending before it.   He urged the Supreme Court to listen to the voice of the majority of political parties and the citizenry of Liberia.“Moreover, we caution the highest court in the land against what seems to be an attempt by some unprepared individuals, the MPC and the NDC, to drag the Supreme Court into what could be construed as interference with functions that the 1986 constitution of Liberia has rightly assigned to the Executive and legislative branches of Government.”The statement by the group of 12 also called on all political party leaders, the rank and file, foot soldiers of all political parties and citizens en masse to assemble on the grounds of the Temple of Justice today at 8am.The statement also denied the petitioners’ reference using the outbreak of the Ebola virus as a justification for cancelling the Special Senatorial Elections as “illogical and baseless at this time”.It emphasized that the twelve parties are of the firm conviction that holding of the special senatorial elections will prevent an even bigger constitutional crisis when the tenures of 15 senators expire in January 2015.The statement reminded the public that the various political parties participated in all of the consultations during which the vast majority of the parties and civil society organizations agreed for the special senatorial elections to be conducted on December 16, 2014 in order to save the democratic process.“We see no rationale for a national conference when, the people have spoken through their representatives in the legislature. Their voice was echoed loudly through a Joint Resolution of the legislature mandating the National Elections Commission to conduct the Special Senatorial Election on December 16 this year.”Cllr. Jallah argued that the lifting of the State of Emergency, which had prevented the holding of the elections on October 14, 2014, is sufficient proof that the atmosphere does exist now for holding the delayed elections.The Lofa Senatorial aspirant said, “Facts available to us suggest that this process can be conducted with adherence to the safety measures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) and other international partners to prevent the spread of the disease.“According to him, the undersigned political parties are committed to adhering to all of the Ebola prevention measures instituted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its international partners.Witnessing the conference were, Unity Party, Wilmot Paye, National Patriotic Party, Andrew Peters, Congress for Democratic Change, Nathaniel Mcgill, Alternative National Congress, O. Gould, Liberty Party, All Liberia Coalition Party of Liberia (ALCOP) and People’s Unification Party (PUP) among others.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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