March 31, 2020

Author: EDD K. USMAN

Marikina Mayor Teodoro Undaunted, to Pursue Covid-19 Testing Center

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — MARIKINA CITY Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” R. Teodoro is undaunted. Even with the Department of Health (DOH) not approving the city government’s planned Covid-19 Testing Center, he will still pursue it. Apparently, what emboldens the city chief executive […]

Covid-19: Urgent Action Needed in Conflict Zones, ICRC Says

Media Release: GENEVA (ICRC) – IT will be nearly impossible to fight Covid-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Plans to prevent and respond to the virus must urgently move forward before it […]

WHO: ‘Millions Could Die’ from Covid-19 without ‘Aggressive Action’

Global Covid-19 Recovered 152,042; China Leads, 75,911 By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THE World Health Organization (WHO) has a dire prediction on the impact of Covid-19. “Without aggressive action in all countries, millions could die.” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued […]

9,788 Pass DOST Scholarships for AY 2020-2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEW SCHOLARS OF DOST-SEI!!! Media Release: A total of 9,788 graduating senior high school students will have a reason to celebrate as they clinch a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship programs – the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Programs. Out of the total number of […]

DOST Scholarships for Junior Level Now Open

Media Release: IF you are inclined to or, more importantly, aiming for STEM courses in college, then here’s your passport to a free education. The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is opening the application for its 2020 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program. The JLSS is intended for incoming regular third year […]

Covid-19: Can it Be Airborne, Infect People?

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THERE’s been debates, or at least discussions, or opinions, that SARS-CoV-2 can be spread and transmitted through the air. Just like the other viruses that infected persons transmits through their coughs or sneezes. The droplets or aerosols […]

U.S. Breaches 100,000 Covid-19 Virus Confirmed Infections

Updated with new figures, including Philippine setting, 2 p.m., March 28, 2020. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THE United States of America has breached the 0.1 million confirmed cases at 100,657 Covid-19 infections. All figures/statistics are from the Covid-19 Dashboard of the […]

DOST Produces Face Shield Frames for Covid-19 Health Workers

Media Release: TO support frontline health workers in their battle to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is currently producing 3D-printed face shield frames for distribution to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) The frames will be also be given to other hospitals. Operating for 24 hours since March 23, […]

Message from East-West Center President Regarding COVID-19

Here’s a message of solidarity from East-West Center and updates about COVID-19​ Media Release: Dear East-West Center ‘Ohana, OUR hearts go out to EWC alumni and everyone affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. We urge you and your families to take every possible precaution to ensure your safety and limit its spread. Here at the […]

IBM Supercomputers Join Global Fight versus Covid-19

Media Release: By DARIO GIL, Director of IBM Research AT IBM, I have the privilege of working with colleagues who have dedicated their lives and careers to advancing science and creating innovative technology that can be a force for progress in the world. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been working closely […]