COVID-19 Vaccines Wasted in PH Reaches 44 Million, DOH Reveals

COVID-19 VACCINES – The Department of Health (DOH) revealed that there is now a total of 44 million wasted COVID jabs in the Philippines.

There are several COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines that can no longer be used after they have reached their expiry. DOH counts the wastage in vaccines every day and the total wasted jobs has hit 44 million.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, DOH officer-in-charge Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire revealed that some 24 million vaccines expired due to short shelf life while some other 3.8 million jabs were from “operational wastage” like discoloration or natural damage. Based on the report, the 4.4 million vaccines wasted is 17.5% of the total jabs that arrived in the Philippines.

New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Smell

UK Health Experts Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Smell And Taste

NEW COVID-19 SYMPTOMS – The United Kingdom’s government made a new advisory on Monday regarding the new coronavirus.

Months after the discovery of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, new symptoms have been discovered. Previously, diarrhea was found to be a symptom of COVID-19 after traces of the virus were found in stool.

There were also studies which found traces of the virus in semen. Furthermore, the UK government announced:

New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Smell
Image from: The Scientist Magazine

From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia,

According to an article from Anadolu, Anosmia is the loss or a change in your normal sense of smell. Additionally, it could also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

Previously, there were studies conducted linking COVID-19 to anosmia. However, the UK government said that they had no gathered enough evidence to be confident in its recommendation.

As per the report, they advised individuals who have lost their sense of taste and smell to isolate themselves for 14 days. Moreover, the statement was signed by the UK’s four chief medical officers.

Other countries such as the United States had previously added Ansomia to their list of symptoms. As such, some countries have criticized UK’s government for the delayed addition of the symptom to their list.

The prevalence is widespread. We used to see these patients occasionally but now we see them regularly.

If we had recognized this earlier, we would have reduced the spread. The reproduction rate of the virus would have been lower

Currently, the coronavirus has infected more than 4.73 million individuals worldwide. Along with this, at least 315,000 have succumbed to the virus with over 1.74 million recoveries.

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