Anderson .Paak Flees Trump Trash Monster In Otherworldly New Music Video

first_imgAnderson .Paak has released an awesome new music video for his songs “The Season / Carry Me” and “The Waters” from his album Malibu. The video has an old-school, collage vibe that finds the versatile artists moving through several different unique, psychedelic, and introspective environments. Perhaps the highlight of the multi-part video is when .Paak runs from a trash-monster with Donald Trump’s face on it..Paak has been on the rise as of late, with the success of Malibu and a lengthy summer tour that has taken him and his band The Free Nationals to major festivals all over the world. Paak’s high energy combination of hip hop, R&B, soul, and funk is unique, and you get a glimpse of that diversity throughout this video.Watch Anderson .Paak’s new out-of-this-world music video, streaming below.last_img read more

WVMC lab has 3,200 backlogs in COVID testing

first_img“That’s why after swabbing the person concerned should just stay home until the test result is released. Para indi mag-spread (virus) if ever may mag-positive,” said Abello. “We are building our own laboratory not only for COVID-19. That is really part of the plan of the provincial government to upgrade our hospital capability, among others, and when COVID-19 came we put RT-PCR test lab there,” Defensor said. (With a report from LHC, Capitol News/PN) She also acknowledged that the delayed release of test results would delay the conduct of contact tracing, therefore increasing the risk of virus transmission. “Massive contact tracing was conducted and lots of specimens were collected for testing. Last week the laboratory received over 4,000 samples,” said Abello. Both machines are expected to be delivered to the province within the week. The WVMC sub-national laboratory started operating in March. It has since received 31,898 specimens for testing. The remaining specimens were stored in a refrigerator while waiting for processing. In a related development, the Iloilo provincial government announced it would lend its RT-PCR machine to WVMC to boost the latter’s testing capacity. According to Abello, the backlog surged following the lockdown of two hospitals – St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo in this city and Pedro L. Gindap Municipal Hospital in Barbaza, Antique – these past two weeks. They have healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19. “Six hundred of these are waiting to be loaded sa RT-PCR (real time – polymerase chain reaction) machine, 414 for scanning and 420 for signing,” said Abello. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said the machine, worth P2.7 million, is for use of the Iloilo Provincial Hospital where another COVID-19 testing laboratory is being constructed. ILOILO City – Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) sub-national laboratory’s backlogs in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing reached 3,200 specimens as of July 8, according to Dr. Stephanie Abello, chief pathologist. The WVMC sub-national laboratory releases an average of 400 results daily but to address the backlogs it would be doubling its output, said Abello. Meanwhile, the construction of the COVID-19 laboratory at the provincial hospital is ongoing. An amount of P9 million was allotted for its construction sourced from the Bayanihan Fund. The provincial government will also lend its fully-automated RNA extraction machine worth P1.950 million to the WVMC. The machine helps shorten the turnaround time for test results.  “But in the meantime we will put it at WVMC. We will also put personnel there so we can train them,” he said. The provincial government’s Hospital Management Office chief Dr. Cynthia Ng said the province has also lent two desktop computers and two ventilators to WVMC.last_img read more