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  1. Hello girls! Let’s beautify this thread 💄💕💋🌺 Let’s post our outfit for today... still waiting for summer...
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  2. Let's go girls! Post your pics na! Kakasawa na ang politics at covid topics ng men!
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  5. Wearing doodle over size dresss ❤️
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  6. What Are You Wearing Today? Post Your Pic
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  7. THREAD RULES: 1. Take picture of food or drink 2. Add description and place 3. Eat!
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  8. I will pick the brand that will be given free by the Japanese government. It will be free here to all Filipino OWFs. When the pandemic started the Japanese gave EVERYONE 100,000 Yen. Regardless if they were Japanese or Filipinos (or any nationality). The only requirement was you had to be registered with the city.
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  9. Dress lng Yan nakapan tulog pa hehehehe
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  10. Moderna is a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company that focuses on drug discovery and development. It also makes vaccines based on mRNA. How their vaccine works: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website said the vaccine, also known as “mRNA-1273,” basically uses mRNA, a genetic molecule that carries the instructions for making proteins in our body. This vaccine requires two shots that will be given 28 days apart. The mRNA in the vaccine will instruct cells to make a harmless spike protein – which can also be seen on the surface of SARS-CoV-2, the new strain of coronavirus that causes respiratory disease COVID-19, said the CDC website. According to the CDC, the protruding spikes and spike fragments in the cell will then be recognized by the immune system and cause an immune response that produces antibodies. These antibodies stop the coronavirus from attacking other cells by attaching to the virus’s spikes. The antibodies can also mark the virus so other cells can detect and destroy it. Moderna’s vaccine needs to be stored at -20C. Status development: Moderna announced last month that it has finished the first interim analysis of the Phase 3 study for mRNA-1273. According to the company, the study showed that its vaccine has an efficacy rate of 94.5 percent. Issues and concerns: Based on a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Moderna’s vaccine can protect for at least three months. But according to a report by the New York Times, since the vaccine is new, researchers still have no idea how long the vaccine’s protection will last. The report added that the number of antibodies and T-cells might reduce months after the vaccination. However, memory B-cells and memory-T cells might retain the information about the coronavirus even after years or decades. Roll-out: Moderna applied for emergency use authorization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) on November 30. USFDA is set to decide on its application on December 17. If approved, Moderna can start releasing its vaccines in the US before the end of the month.
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  11. wearing crop top color yellow🥰🔥 and jogger chanel bag chanel sassy hils color cream
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  12. Novavax, a late-stage US biotechnology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. This Maryland company is smaller compared to other vaccine manufacturers. They received a $1.6 billion grant from the US government’s Operation Warp Speed to produce 100 million doses by 2021. How their vaccines work: According to an article published in the Science Magazine, a peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Novavax first inserts baculovirus into moth cells. The baculovirus, a pathogen that attacks insects, will make moth cells produce a protein called spike – which is present in coronavirus. The spikes are then harvested by scientists and mixed with a “synthetic soap like particle” where the spikes can latch on. A compound called saponin, also derived from plants and trees, is also added to boost the immune response. The NVX‑CoV2373 vaccine aims to produce anti spike antibodies that can block SARS-CoV-2 infection. Status development: As of November 30, Novavax said in a statement that it has completed the enrollment of its 15,000-patient UK Phase 3 trial. The company added that has fully enrolled the Phase 2b trial in South Africa. “Novavax expects its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in the United States and Mexico to begin in the coming weeks. More than 100 trial sites have been selected with some alternate sites in place, should they be needed,” the company added. Roll-out: Since the vaccine is still in its early trial stages, there is still no expected release date.
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  13. AstraZeneca is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of prescription medicine. Their medicines are targeted for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection, and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca collaborated with the University of Oxford to create a COVID-19 vaccine. How their vaccine works: Like Russia’s Sputnik V, AstraZeneca’s vaccines use a genetically altered virus called adenovirus. This virus, which is not harmful to recipients, will carry spike protein (like the “crowns” in coronavirus). Injecting this, in theory, will help the immune system to recognize and attack coronavirus. AstraZeneca’s vaccine requires a regular fridge temperature for storage. Status development: AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced on December 8 that it finished the Phase 3 interim analysis for the vaccine. The researchers noted that the efficacy rate for two doses – with the first dose at half strength – reached 90 percent. While a combination of two full-strength doses only resulted in 62 percent efficacy. Issues and concerns: Scientists questioned the vaccine efficacy rate after the reported error in dosage. In a report published by the New York Times on November 25, experts inquired how the combination of half dosage for the first shot and full dosage for the second shot resulted in a 90 percent efficacy rate.
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  14. COVAX Facility, also known as the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Acces Facility, is a global mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair, and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. It is co-led by Gavi, an international organization created to improve access to new and underused vaccines, along with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the World Health Organization. The Philippines joined COVAX Facility in July. How does COVAX Facility work? “The COVAX Facility will make investments across a broad portfolio of promising vaccine candidates (including those being supported by CEPI) to make sure at-risk investment in manufacturing happens now,” Gavi explained. Since it follows a pooling process, COVAX can ensure rapid access to vaccines. Status about COVID-19 vaccine: According to the Philippines’ vaccine czar Galvez, about 80 percent of the vaccines in the global market were already taken by rich countries. The COVAX Facility, on the other hand, was able to acquire 2 percent. This means that the country is “fighting” to secure the other 18 percent of the vaccine supply.
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  15. US-based multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer, is also known as one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. On the other hand, BioNTech SE is a German biotechnology company that focuses on individualized immunotherapies. How their vaccine works: Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine is similar to Moderna’s mRNA-1273 in the sense that it uses mRNA to eliminate the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine requires storage with a temperature of -70 degrees Celsius. Status development: Pfizer and BioNTech concluded the Phase 3 study for their vaccine on November 18. Meanwhile, the USFDA on December 12 granted an emergency use authorization for the vaccine, and on December 14 started its use in New York City. The United Kingdom, the first country in the world to conduct mass inoculation against COVID-19 starting December 8, likewise used the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. On Monday, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long announced the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for his country’s mass vaccination program that will likely begin by end-December. Later, Jordan announced it had approved emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Pfizer’s vaccine showed a 95 percent efficacy rate during its study. Issues and concerns: U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on December 10 issued an anaphylaxis warning on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after reports of three cases of adverse reactions. According to MHRA, there were two reports of anaphylaxis and one possible allergic reaction after administering the vaccines. “Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should not receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine,” MHRA Chief Executive June Raine said in a statement. “Most people will not get anaphylaxis and the benefits in protecting people against COVID-19 outweigh the risks… You can be completely confident that this vaccine has met the MHRA’s robust standards of safety, quality and effectiveness,” Raine assured. Roll-out: Pfizer-BioNTech began its first shipment of the vaccines to several states in America on December 13.
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  16. Sinovac is a Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 2001. Their focus is on the research, development, and manufacture of vaccines against infectious diseases such as H1N1 influenza and COVID-19. How their vaccine works: Unlike Moderna, which uses RNA in its vaccines, Sinovac’s CoronaVac relies on inactivated pathogens that are grown and killed in laboratories. Similar to the inactivated vaccines used for polio, this vaccine uses the killed viruses to produce antigens which signal the immune system to attack the virus causing COVID-19. CoronaVac can be stored in a standard refrigerator at 2-8 degrees Celsius. Status development: In October, Sinovac submitted its application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines to conduct Phase 3 clinical trials for CoronaVac in the country. COVID-19 policy chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. earlier said that the vaccine may be the first to be rolled out in the country, probably by the first quarter of 2021. Sinovac has yet to report the efficacy rate of CoronaVac. Issues and concerns: Sinovac has been recently reported to be involved in a bribery scandal. However, the company cleared out its CEO, Yin Weidong, of the accusations. Roll-out: According to Galvez, they are already finalizing negotiations with Sinovac. He said the pharmaceutical firm vowed to supply vaccines in the country by April 2021. However, Galvez negotiated to get it by March.
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  17. Have You Been Vaccinated? - What Covid 19 Vaccine Did You Get (Answers can be changed anytime) Don't forget to answer the survey. Thanks!
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  18. The Gamelaya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology is a Russian medical-research institute founded in 1891. According to Gamelaya, it “runs one of the unique “virus libraries” in the world and has its own vaccine production facility.” Aside from their research for the COVID-19 vaccine, they are also working to develop a vaccine against Ebola and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). How their vaccine works: Sputnik V is a two-part adenovirus-based vector vaccine. It uses a vector (an engineered virus that lacks the gene to reproduce) to send a message in cells to produce spike proteins. “The gene from adenovirus, which causes the infection, is removed while a gene with the code of a protein from another virus spike is inserted,” the institute explained. “This inserted element is safe for the body but still helps the immune system to react and produce antibodies, which protect us from the infection,” it added. Sputnik V is stored in a regular refrigerator temperature (in dry form). Status development: Gamaleya on November 24 announced that it has finished the second interim analysis of clinical trial data for Sputnik V. “The Sputnik V vaccine’s efficacy is confirmed at 91.4% based on data analysis of the final control point of clinical trials. The Sputnik V vaccine efficacy against severe cases of coronavirus is 100%,” Gamaleya reported. In October, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) submitted applications to the World Health Organization for an Emergency Use Listing and prequalification of Sputnik V. According to a report on Monday, Russia is almost done completing its clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine for domestic animals and mink. Issues and concerns: Some scientists have recently expressed concerns towards Sputnik V due to a “lack of safety data.” However, Russia denounced the criticisms.
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  19. Good night everyone 😘😘❤️
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  21. Interesting topic. I'm not officially part of the govt but I'm a tambay of congress (my name says it all) I can't confirm or deny any info... My boss instructed me to come to Batasan for _______, no other details were given.
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  22. He he he ... If I'm not mistaken, no vaccines have been authorized for use in the Philippines as of this writing. Sat. 02 Jan. If anyone answers "yes" now, he / she may be investigated by the government in reference to unauthorized use of vaccines.
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  23. What's your top 3, all time favorite comfort food? Here's my list: 1. Maha Blanca (my wife's version) 2. Spaghetti (my wife's version, no other version) 3. Happy Lemon Tiger Sugar
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  24. People would be surprised to know that I used to work in the smut industry – I write ‘soft core” stories. I can’t say the word because this site is a wholesome one. Let’s just say that includes endless nights of ‘forced asthma reflexes’and kegel exercises what not! Presently I’m living in the United States with my daughter. Her name is Dot and she’s 14 years old. I have a dog named Birdie. He’s a one year old spaniel. We live in a 100 year old farmhouse in the Midwest. I wasn’t joking when I wrote to my favorite guy that if I passed away on the pot like Elvis – it would take months for someone to smell the stink or even the realization that someone died! I have younger neighbors and a few much older ones – the types when they’ve peed their pants and you’d smell old cheese like cow poop on a hot summer day. I’m single, Bakit? Just waiting for the right person siguro. I like a man who is happy and independent. I like all kinds of guys regardless of age! As long as they're nice and decent. I was married, biggest mistake of my life! I've paid the price( Nagbayad ako ng 350k para sa annulment.), at least malaya na ako sa kanya. I’m also a big fan of Downton Abbey. I also like Anime’ like Tokyo Ghoul, Natsume group of friends, Aldnoah.zero. Golden Kamuy and Vinland Saga. I’ve been on Atkins for 6 years and counting. I used to weigh like 160 pounds after giving birth. I presently weigh at 115 pounds. I like walking and volleyball. I like knives and guns, I own a couple. I’m a Sagittarius. My birthday falls near Christmas. I like to buy a new pen every Christmas. I’m quite feminine. I own only 1 pair of tennis shoes and others are ballerina ones. I have quirks – I don’t drink coffee for one, I don’t cook either. I own a lot of books and pens. I absolutely adore fountain pens! I hoard stationery. I like playing Chess and Monopoly. My favorite food is Chicken Nuggets. My favorite cheeseburger is always Wendy’s. I don’t eat pizza or anything with Nutella. English is not my first language however I get paid for writing copies. If you want to be a jerk about my mastery on this language – I’ll be glad to discuss your skill with the second language. Lahat naman tayo ay malayang gumawa ng blog dito sa Manila Stars – let’s be nice. If you enjoy my stories. Please follow me here on Manila Stars. You can only find me here. Yours Truly, Kat
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  27. Assuming you're affiliated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines ... and you're required to follow orders "to the letter" ... considering that as of this writing 03 Jan. 2021 ... no Covid 19 vaccine has been authorized for use ... do you have the option of requesting that you take the shot AFTER it's been cleared by the FDA?
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  28. Not yet . but im scheduled mid january as per DND Requirement
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  29. Can lawyers site laws regarding “use of unauthorized” drug? I think the issue is sale of unauthorized drug. Using it is not a crime. If I use gasoline to disinfect bruises on myself in an accident, I’m not breaking the law am I?
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  30. 1. Black Scoop 2. BLK 513 3. Halo-Halo I'm usually sedated after consuming any of these.
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  31. I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. Off shoulders for today. 😉
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  32. I asked my lovely wife... basil, minsan thyme, minsan sabay daw, Kaya mukhang nahulog sa lupa ang eggs ko. hehehe
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  33. Ano herbs nilagay mo? Inggit ako baka meron ako haha gaya gaya.
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  34. Yes, please. Pag uwi ko ng Pilipinas. Exchange tayo ng eggs at carbonara. 🙂
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