Indonesia secures more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

first_img #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap He added that there was an order of priority for the vaccination of different groups of people, as stated in Presidential Regulation No. 99/2020 on vaccine procurement and vaccination to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the regulation, frontline workers, from health workers and contact-tracing paramedics to military and law enforcement personnel, would be prioritized for vaccination. They number some 3.5 million people. The second-priority group are religious and community leaders, local authorities at district, village, community and neighborhood units, who number more than 5 million individuals. The third priority group includes more than 4 million teachers at various levels of education. The fourth group is government officials and legislatives council members with more than 2 million individuals. The fifth group is members of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) whose fees are paid by the government. Their number exceeds 86 million individuals. The last group of more than 57 million is the general public.Meanwhile, University of Indonesia epidemiologist Pandu Riono has questioned the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines to be distributed in Indonesia.According to him, all the candidate COVID-19 vaccines are still in the clinical trial stage and there is no scientific evidence yet on their effectiveness.”Are you sure that these vaccines are effective and safe? Where is the scientific evidence? That has never been discussed openly,” Pandu said. (iwa) The government says it has secured commitments for the delivery of 271.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Of that number, 30 million doses are expected to be ready by the end of this year.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, who also helms the national economic recovery and COVID-19 response team, said the ordered vaccines were produced by Chinese firms Cansino, Sinovac and Sinopharm.Airlangga also said that the government was in the process of securing 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Britain’s pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : “We will make a 50 percent down payment by the end of this month, or about US$250 million.” he said Monday as quoted by tribunnews.com.Currently, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir are abroad to secure 100 million doses of the vaccine,” Airlangga said.Apart from sourcing COVID-19 vaccines from abroad, the government and local pharmaceutical company PT Bio Farma are also working on COVID-19 vaccines.“We need to secure the procurement of the vaccines, because 215 countries are all competing for the same thing,” Airlangga said.last_img read more

"Indonesia secures more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines"

Williamson edges Wauge in classic Howard Memorial finish

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 11) – Eight one hundredths of a second made the difference be­tween first and second Saturday night at Cottage Grove Speedway’s Mark Howard Memorial Nation­als.Jesse Williamson flashed across the finish line just ahead of Mark Wauge for the $2,600 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory. He now leads all drivers with five Howard Memorial career wins to his credit.Tom Berry Jr., Curtis Towns and Jeremy Shank completed the top five. Williamson, who started 10th, overtook Trenchard on lap 14. The first 26 laps went non-stop before the field was halted for the mandatory pit stop at halfway.Williamson was pressured later in the race by Collen Winebarger, who tried an inside move on the leader but spun and restarted at the rear.Towns made the bottom of the track work and completed his pass for the lead on lap 42. William­son got the lead back on the next circuit, just in time to face the challenge from Wauge.Wauge appeared to have gotten to the front out of nowhere on lap 48. Williamson reclaimed the lead via the high side on lap 50 but Wauge edged him at the stripe coming to the white flag.On the final corner of the final lap, Williamson would get a little bit more momentum in his favor to beat Wauge to the checkers in a finish that became an instant classic.Winebarger raced his way back through the field for sixth. Albert Gill won the consolation feature and ran seventh in the main event.Williamson was already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Feature results – 1. Jesse Williamson; 2. Mark Wauge; 3. Tom Berry Jr.; 4. Curtis Towns; 5. Jer­emy Shank; 6. Collen Winebarger; 7. Albert Gill; 8. John Campos; 9. Craig Hanson; 10. Aaron Sheelar; 11. Jesse Bailey; 12. Jeff Lovell; 13. Steven Sturdevant; 14. Kreg Britton; 15. Bruce Ray; 16. Curt Coggins; 17. Greg McDonald; 18. Kinzer Cox; 19. Nick Trenchard; 20. Jerry Schram.last_img read more

"Williamson edges Wauge in classic Howard Memorial finish"