PETALING JAYA: Khairy Jamaluddin gave a “confidently and assertively” comprehensive presentation, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. “Congratulations KJ. I am confident that KJ will be able to answer every question that will be raised by the MPs later,” he said in a show of support for a fellow Cabinet member on his official Facebook page on Wednesday (July 28). He said in the post that the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister gave a presentation detailing among other things the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, the vaccine procurement process and the vaccine registration with the NPRA (National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency). Dr Wee added that Khairy's presentation included information on the vaccine supply schedule, achievements or percentages of Malaysians vaccinated and vaccination targets according to plan. He also posted pictures of him and Khairy, who was seated behind him in the Dewan Rakyat. According to the ... » Learn More about Dr Wee praises Khairy’s confident, assertive briefing on Covid-19 national vaccination programme
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A resident in Olongapo City gets inoculated against COVID-19 during a recent mass vaccination at the SMX Convention Center of SM Olongapo Central. (Photo courtesy of Olongapo City Information Center) MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Rodrigo Duterte has no misgivings about persons already vaccinated against COVID-19 going outside. “I do not have any qualms about people going out if they’re vaccinated,” Duterte said, speaking partly in Filipino, in a taped speech that aired late Wednesday. “What’s the purpose of having a vaccine if you’re not going out?” “Those who are vaccinated, you may now roam around. Those are not vaccinated, stand aside. I’ll make plans about what to do with you,” he added. Duterte said a law might be needed for unvaccinated persons going around, but said he could not wait for that to be passed. “There is no law, but the necessity is there,” he said. “I’ll answer for that. This is my order: You will be returned to your house. That’s my order. You ... » Learn More about Duterte not worried about persons already vaccinated vs COVID-19 going out
MANILA, Philippines — Persons who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 should just stay at home, President Rodrigo Duterte said amid continuous vaccine hesitancy among Filipinos. “We cannot force you but then sana kung ayaw niyo magpabakuna, wag na kayo lumabas ng bahay para hindi na kayo maghawa ng ibang tao,” Duterte said in a taped speech aired Tuesday. (We cannot force you but if you don’t want to be vaccinated, don’t go out of your houses so that you will not infect other people.) Duterte lamented how these people are not helping solve the crisis and are just prolonging the time for the country to achieve herd immunity. “Maniwala kayo, Diyos ko po, kasi hindi kayo makatulong, you will just lengthen the [time to achieve] herd immunity,” Duterte said. (Believe us, for God’s sake, because you will not help, you will just lengthen the time for us to achieve herd immunity.) “Kasi kung ‘kung 30 percent na yan magpasyal pasyal nanaman kung saan saan, it’s not a ... » Learn More about Don’t want to get vaccinated? Stay home — Duterte
As of this writing, 185,291,530 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed worldwide, with 4,010,834 deaths. When two of those deaths belong to your family, you want to be precise; just as you want to be circumspect about saying anything positive can come from all this pandemic madness. "The Earth is healing," was one of the early ones. "Our grandparents went to war and all we need to do is stay home and watch Netflix," was another. The unavoidable, self-congratulatory proselytizing came out too: "Learn a new skill," "Write that novel," "Develop that side hustle…" otherwise you’d have wasted the opportunity of all this “free” time. And the narcissists, never to be outdone, started counting their "true friends" based on who checked on them, while some folks needed the nudge of a few million deaths to value “family time” and/or “self care” and/or “simple living.” I sound salty and I won’t be the only one. The (mostly) well-meaning comforts turned tone-deaf and hollow quickly, ... » Learn More about [OPINION] Injustice is contagious
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader Talkback: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions? Some context around the question: This week, we are going to choose the biggest topic on most people’s minds, Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone, or dark red, effective tomorrow, July 20th, 2021 until further notice. This announcement brings a number of tough new restrictions, measures, closures, and other rules. Officials claim the move will help prevent Covid-19 in the province as cases have steadily been rising for the most part regionally. The decision was, it is to be noted, made by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, with the central ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback Results: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions?