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Brazil's virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a repr...

Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is conside...

Additional COVID-19 vaccination points set up in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 114 COVID-19 vaccination booths have been established across Taiwan, while 50 more will be set up after April 16, according to a health official. Taipei Mayor Ko...

The Latest: S Korea to resume AstraZeneca jab for ages 30-60

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it will resume administrating AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to all eligible people between the ages of 30 and 60. Last week, South Korea sus...

EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the trouble

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders no longer meet around a common oval summit table to broker their famed compromises. Instead, each of the 27 watches the other heads of state or government with s...

Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is consideri...

EU inspectors to take a close look at Russia's Sputnik V

Officials from the European Medicines Agency will soon travel to Russia to evaluate the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. "An inspection of a manufacturing site is a normal step in the context of the e...

Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday began a 10-day lockdown amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, state TV reported, a worrisome trend after more than a year of the country battling the Middl...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people tr...

The Latest: Indian states warn of COVID-19 vaccine shortages

NEW DELHI — Multiple Indian states are warning the federal government of COVID-19 vaccine shortages as another spike in cases threatens to overrun the country and its already-feeble medical infrastruc...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program int...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global pro...

After delays, South Africa announces mass vaccination drive

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After a false start and an unconventional test run, South Africa on Friday announced the launch of its mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 with a goal of inoculating more th...

France advises vaccine mixing for some, amid clotting fears

PARIS (AP) — French health officials said Friday that people under 55 who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine should get other vaccines for their second shot because of an extremely rare ...

Kosovo’s mannequin protest against virus restrictions

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A downtown restaurant in Kosovo’s capital filled its tables with mannequins Friday in a symbolic protest of the government’s decision to close eateries for two weeks in respons...