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EU regulator authorizes COVID shot made by France's Valneva

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said Thursday it is recommending the authorization of the coronavirus vaccine made by French pharmaceutical Valneva, making it the sixth shot given the gree...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Eric Clapton cancels shows after testing positive for COVID

Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. Clapton’s upcoming shows in Zurich...

Biden co-hosting 2nd COVID summit as world's resolve falters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will appeal for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he convenes the second global COVID-19 summit at a time when faltering resolve at home...

Taiwan faces largest COVID-19 outbreak yet

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan, which had been living mostly free of COVID-19, is now facing its worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic with over 11,000 new cases reported Thursday. ...

Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

Japan cancels a third of contracted Astrazeneca vaccine purchase

Japan has cancelled the purchase of about 40 million Astrazeneca Plc (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses it agreed to buy last year, a health ministry official said in parliament on Monday. The contract...

India extends COVID-19 booster shots to all adults

NEW DELHI (AP) — India began offering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine to all adults on Sunday but limited free shots at government centers to front-line workers and people over age 60. ...

Rich countries getting new COVID vaccine before poorer ones

NEW DELHI (AP) — The company behind a COVID-19 vaccine touted as a key tool for the developing world has sent tens of millions of doses to wealthy nations but provided none yet to the U.N.-backed effo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 18, the 77th day of 2022. There are 288 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 1...

Taiwan donates AstraZeneca vaccines to Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has donated 10,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses each to diplomatic allies Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (M...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan tests 392 people after family of 3 found positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City began testing 392 people after a family of three was reported among Taiwan’s six new local COVID-19 infections Saturday (Feb. 26). The three others w...

Iran returns donated vaccines because they were made in US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has returned 820,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines donated by Poland because they were manufactured in the United States, state TV reported Monday. TV quoted...

Taiwan-made Medigen booster can protect against Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese vaccine maker Medigen on Monday (Jan. 24) announced that the latest research data shows a booster shot of its COVID vaccine leads to increased levels of neutrali...

Mexico president returns after 2nd COVID-19 infection

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to his morning news conference Monday following a week of isolation for his second coronavirus infection. The...