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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod city has Patient 28, a 23-year old male seafarer, the Bacolod City Health Office said.

Bacolod has Patient 28

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod city has Patient 28, a 23-year old male seafarer, the Bacolod City Health Office said.
People are flocking again to news that Dexamethasone is a CoviD-19 cure. And again, we reiterate, like the repurposed drugs Hydroxychloriquine and Remdesivir – it’s not. Lets go to basics first: Dexamethasone is a steroid.

The CoviD-19 saga: Dexamethasone the “new” Wonder Drug?

People are flocking again to news that Dexamethasone is a CoviD-19 cure. And again, we reiterate, like the repurposed drugs Hydroxychloriquine and Remdesivir – it’s not. Lets go to basics first: Dexamethasone is a steroid.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod has five new cases today, one of which is a Locally Stranded Individual (LSI) and resident of the sub-village of Pagasa, village of Estefania. The rest are repatriated OFWs and are currently facility-quarantined.

Bacolod has five new cases: 4 OFWs, one LSI

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod has five new cases today, one of which is a Locally Stranded Individual (LSI) and...
According to our World in Data, a University of Oxford data hub that researches and collects data around the world, the Philippines has the third most number of cases in Southeast Asia, 15th in Asia, and 39th in the world

The CoviD-19 saga: Philippines Coronavirus Response

According to our World in Data, a University of Oxford data hub that researches and collects data around the world, the Philippines has the third most number of cases in Southeast Asia, 15th in Asia, and 39th in the world
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - A Capitol spokesperson here has confirmed three new COVID cases, pushing the number of confirmed patients to 27 as of today, 17 June, a day after Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson had signed an executive order extending the modified general community quarantine until end of this month.

NegOcc reports three new COVID cases

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - A Capitol spokesperson here has confirmed three new COVID cases, pushing the number...
Imported case, and local and community transmissions are not exactly exclusive to CoViD-19 cases. These are terminologies widely used in epidemiology to describe outbreaks or contagion. But in line with the recent pandemic, we’ll be differentiating each in the context of CoviD-19.

The CoviD-19 saga: IMPORTED CASE vs LOCAL TRANSMISSION vs COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

Imported case, and local and community transmissions are not exactly exclusive to CoViD-19 cases.  These are terminologies widely used in epidemiology to...
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City will still be under Modified General Community Quarantine, according to an executive order by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

Bacolod under extended MGCQ

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City will still be under Modified General Community Quarantine, according to an executive order by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
A good CoviD-19 response is yet to have a definite objective measure, yet global media including Health authorities such as the WHO has lauded various countries for their actions amidst the pandemic.

The CoviD-19 saga: Effects of a Good Pandemic Response (pt. 2)

A good CoviD-19 response is yet to have a definite objective measure, yet global media including Health authorities such as the WHO has lauded various countries for their actions amidst the pandemic.
"Medication of antiviral capsule (remdesivir drug) for treatment and prevention of new corona virus infection (COVID-19,novel coronavirus disease)" by Jernej Furman is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The CoviD-19 saga | Remdesivir: the cure we are waiting for?

The drug Remdesivir keeps on grabbing the headlines.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - New confirmed COVID cases here, five in only two days, will not affect quarantine levels as the first 15 days of the modified general quarantine draws to a close.

Capitol exec: Five new COVID cases in NegOcc won’t affect quarantine level; guv’s spokesman...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - New confirmed COVID cases here, five in only two days, will not affect quarantine levels as the first 15 days of the modified general quarantine draws to a close.

The CoviD-19 saga: What makes a Good Pandemic Response (pt. 1)

The world has, throughout history, been bombarded by various pandemics. Smallpox, Influenza and the Black plague are but a few of these infamous invisible enemies that were so significantly devastating they managed to burn through a percentage of the world’s population in the time they were active. Science, medicine and healthcare has since advanced to counter these threats.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The health department's regional office will prioritize the swab samples lined up for testing at the regional laboratory facility at the West Visayas Medical Center after lone district solon Greg Gasataya appealed to Department of Health Regional Director Marlyn Convocar to prioritize the more than 600 samples sent from here.

DOH to prioritize Bacolod swab backlogs after Cong. Greg appeals to regl director

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - The health department's regional office will prioritize the swab samples lined up for testing at the regional laboratory facility at the West Visayas Medical Center after lone district solon Greg Gasataya appealed to Department of Health Regional Director Marlyn Convocar to prioritize the more than 600 samples sent from here.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer has confirmed that Sixth District Board Member Valentin Miguel Alonso, his wife, a secretary, two household staff, and two other people who might have had contact with the city's Patient 18 all tested negative for COVID19, results from the provincial testing facility show.

Board member, wife, five others test negative for COVID19

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer has confirmed that Sixth District Board Member Valentin Miguel Alonso, his wife, a secretary, two household staff, and two other people who might have had contact with the city's Patient 18 all tested negative for COVID19, results from the provincial testing facility show.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Provincial dad Valentino Miguel Alonso has voluntarily undergone a swab test for a RT-PCR test today and will quarantine himself after test results for a resident here came out positive for COVID infection.

Board Member Alonso voluntarily undergoes COVID testing, to go under self-quarantine

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Provincial dad Valentino Miguel Alonso has voluntarily undergone a specimen swab for a RT-PCR test today and will quarantine himself after test results for a resident here came out positive for COVID infection.
With the CoViD-19 pandemic affecting nations and practically crippling certain economies and rendering countless jobless, Silay Councilor and Philippine Councilors League president Ryan Gamboa believes that the key to survival would be agriculture.

Plant more, self-sufficiency key to survival – Gamboa

With the CoViD-19 pandemic affecting nations and practically crippling certain economies and rendering countless jobless, Silay Councilor and Philippine Councilors League president Ryan Gamboa believes that the key to survival would be agriculture.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Provincial Vice-Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer had confirmed that the city's Patient 18 was a former private driver of a board member who was fired last February but tested positive recently after he showed symptoms of COVID19.

Patient 18 former driver of a board member but had never set foot inside...

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Provincial Vice-Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer had confirmed that the city's Patient 18 was a former private driver of a board member who was fired last February but tested positive recently after he showed symptoms of COVID19.
We have seen of actors, artists, performers putting in their two cents’ worth over an issue, not just any issue but one that could affect general public health and welfare. We have seen their opinions gaining traction, lapped up by die-hard fans, or maybe receive backlash from dissenting sectors.

Mass testing vs clinical trials: Of media influencers, celebrities, and the viral phenomena

We have seen of actors, artists, performers putting in their two cents’ worth over an issue, not just any issue but one that could affect general public health and welfare. We have seen their opinions gaining traction, lapped up by die-hard fans, or maybe receive backlash from dissenting sectors.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - New COVID-positive cases will not affect the city-wide quarantine level but local authorities here will continue to take steps to control the spread of the disease.

New positive cases won’t affect city-level quarantine status, authorities probe Patient 18 travel

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - New COVID-positive cases will not affect the city-wide quarantine level but local authorities here will continue to take steps to control the spread of the disease.
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Health authorities here are moving the city's newest COVID-positive case, Patient 18, to an isolation facility after he tested positive yesterday in a RT-PCR test released by the provincial testing facility.

Health authorities to isolate Bacolod’s Patient 18 today, contact tracing on

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Health authorities here are moving the city's newest COVID-positive case, Patient 18, to an isolation facility after he tested positive yesterday in a RT-PCR test released by the provincial testing facility.
Throughout human history there have been a number of pandemics like the now eradicated smallpox and the continuing battle with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

The CoviD-19 saga: We Know What you did the Previous Centuries (Pt.1)

Throughout human history there have been a number of pandemics like the now eradicated smallpox and the continuing battle with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
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