coronavirus

Getting a Covid-19 jab in the Philippines

PHOTO/REPORT         Photos by Boldy Tapales/Text by Karina Santillan The government’s CoVid 19 vaccination program in the Philippines started to roll out last March 1. First in the lineup were front liners and senior citizens, like me.…

Dr. Glenn M. Mendoza, M.D.: Healing Covid-19 stricken humanity and mother earth

INTERVIEW         By Perfecto Caparas PRESSENZA journalist Perfecto Caparas interviewed Dr. Glenn M. Mendoza, M.D., also known as Master Glenn, about the 100-day Meditation on Twin Hearts and “Healing Pods” that he initiated to bless and heal…

(Ramadan amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic) An interview with Dr. Aliyu Yaya Aliyu

(Second Interview of a Four-Part Series)         by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak! During this Holy Month of Ramadan, I am one with our Muslim friends, as you offer profound prayers, carry out fasting and charitable works, reflect…

(My COVID Experience) How my husband recently dodged three bullets

HUMAN INTEREST         The other day, my husband was scrolling down his Facebook page, and he said, “These days I send more messages of condolence, than of happy birthdays or congratulations.” My husband recently dodged three bullets.…

Press Freedom under Lockdown Across Two-Thirds of the Globe

By Ed Holt May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. This feature is part of a series highlighting the current state of media freedom globally Independent journalism is facing a growing crackdown one year into the COVID-19 pandemic as governments…

Key to success in Denmark: Investments in public transport, education and social aid for everyone

By Johanna Pauls The Danish Social Democratic government has been able to pay their citizens a corona aid of 1570$ each and priorized homless people during the vaccination process. Prime Minister Frederiksen and her party enjoy great popularity among the…

Brazil drug watchdog calls for update in Oxford vaccine package insert

Anvisa is requesting the inclusion of possible side effects By Karine Melo Brazil’s national sanitary regulator Anvisa has requested the inclusion of possible side effects following reports of thromboembolic events with thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) under “Warnings and Precautions” in…

AstraZeneca: German researchers discover thrombosis trigger

The discovery of the cause of blood clots among some AstraZeneca recipients means that a targeted treatment can be developed. Researchers at the Greifswald teaching hospital in northern Germany said on Friday that they had discovered the cause of the…

Papadimoulis’ commitment to create a wider political front for patents in the EU

20 January 2021. At the initiative of the office of the former Minister of Health, Andreas Xanthos, a very interesting discussion was organized on the subject of vaccines, of patents, the EU’s position and that of the member states, the…

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “world’s largest” vaccination drive today, starting with healthcare and frontline workers. The government has defended the Indian-made Covaxin jab. India launched its mammoth vaccination drive on Saturday, as the country tries to…

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