July 4, 2020

Category: Science

REwear Face Mask Found Conforming to WHO Guidelines — DOST

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — AS Covid-19 continued to conquer the world, social distancing and face mask have become the main “weapons” to prevent its transmission and spread. Until a vaccine is developed and proved to be a panacea, the 188 countries […]

140 World Leaders Want Free Covid-19 Vaccine for All

By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — FREE COVID-19 VACCINE FOR ALL? Yes, that’s exactly the call of more than 140 leaders to provide any developed and working vaccine against the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to administered at no cost to everybody worldwide. And to achieve it, all governments across the world must unite behind a […]

NASA, ESA, JAXA Seek Covid-19 Solutions via Virtual Hackathon

Media Release: THE global pandemic Covid-19 continues to flummox scientists and researchers across the globe. It’s the reason they are still racing to develop a vaccine to vanquish the SARS-CoV-2 contagion that has now infected 4,347,921 and killed 297,220 people worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Scientists in the United Kingdom’s Oxford University, meanwhile, […]

BSP Shows Interest in DOST’s PAPEL Program

“With the help of a private company that will adopt FPRDI’s technology, we look forward to supplying at least 20% of BSP’s CBP requirement. We will also explore the possibility of supplying other countries’ needs, particularly those that have yet to produce their own CBPs.” Ms. Adela S. Torres, FPRDI Media Release: KEY officials of […]

Oxford Scientist Optimistic Covid-19 Vaccine in September

To be updated. By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — HUWAG sana mausog! (Hopefully, won’t be pre-empted) Yes, a vaccine against Covid-19 in September 2020. And, not to take the coronavirus pandemic lightly, after all it has infected over 3 million people worldwide, and killed more than 200,000 already, a vaccine soon to be available in […]

PGH: ‘No Trend’ Showing Covid-1 Infections Coming from Groceries

Twitter: edd1819, Instagram: bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs “For these past days, marami nagsasabi na naging pasyente natin ay hanggang grocery lang pinuntahan nila, so possible po ‘yan dahil ang virus kapag lumabas sa inyo, maaring mag-land sa mga surfaces.” — Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) […]

NRCP’s Dr. RV Destura, Scientist behind Covid-19 Testing Kit

Media Release: By MARIA ELENA A. TALINGDAN, DOST-NRCP ​​​​ON April 1, 2020, the banner story of the day which reverberated across social media, print, radio and television broadcast, and online news portals was the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory No. 2020-513 Approving the First Locally Manufactured Test Kit for COVID-19 for Commercial Use. It was […]

Rizal Memorial Coliseum Starts Operation for Covid-19 Patients April 8

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — INSTEAD of today, April 6, 2020, the Rizal Memorial Coliseum (RMC) in Malate, Manila, will be fully operational by Wednesday, April 8. It will be fully operational as a haven for persons exhibiting Covid-19 mild symptoms where […]

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 […]

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 […]