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Taiwan's PX Mart could offer COVID vaccinations as soon as next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — PX Mart could begin COVID vaccinations at its stores across Taiwan as soon as next week, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). During a press confere...

Omicron: Can India afford a new COVID surge?

As global concerns rise over SARS-CoV-2's omicron variant, Indian authorities are putting in place measures to prevent the newly discovered form of the coronavirus from gaining a foothold in the c...

Bookings for Taiwan's 16th round of vaccines begin Nov. 29, shots start Dec. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 16th round of vaccinations will start on Nov. 29, and inoculations will begin on Dec. 2. During a press briefing on Friday (Nov. 26), Heal...

50% of Taiwanese fully vaccinated, 60% COVID coverage likely by mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese citizens who are fully vaccinated against COVID has reached 50%, nearing the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) goal of 60% for the e...

Taiwan reports imported breakthrough case from China inoculated with Sinopharm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 23) reported a breakthrough infection from China as well as three others among people inoculated with Chinese v...

Taiwan reports 1st breakthrough case with 3 doses of Chinese vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Nov. 19) reported the first case of a breakthrough infection in a person who had received three doses of Chi...

US offers investment to boost global COVID vaccine capacity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressed to address gaping inequality in global COVID-19 vaccines, the Biden administration took steps Wednesday to make billions of dollars available to drugmakers to scale up domest...

AZ recipients can choose mRNA jab for 15th vaccination round tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 17) announced that people who have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID vaccine can on Thurs...

AZ recipients eligible for mRNA jabs in Taiwan's 15th round of vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 16) announced that people who have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID vaccine can choose an ...

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 ...

Taiwan's Medigen can now be mixed with AZ, BNT, or Moderna

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center on Friday (Nov. 12) announced that individuals inoculated with Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine who need to fly overseas can mix thei...

Iran: President Raisi's hard-line government stalling on progress

Conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was inaugurated as Iran's sixth president in August, coming into office as an uncompromising hard-liner, in contrast to his predecessor, Hassan Rouhani. As a sup...

How long will China persist with its 'zero-COVID' strategy?

China is one of the last countries in the world to continue with a strict "zero-COVID" policy, which sometimes entails locking down entire cities if a single case is detected. Even as such ...

Taiwan halts 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17 amid concerns of myocarditis

Update 2021/11/30, 09:15 a.m. Taiwan approves 2nd-dose BioNTech vaccinations for ages 12-17, while adults can begin receiving a third dose of mRNA vaccines early next year. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) &m...

Reservations for Taiwan's 14th round of vaccinations start Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 14th round of COVID vaccinations will start on Thursday (Nov. 11), with people aged 18 and over able to receive their 1st and 2nd doses of th...