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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving g...

India's Serum Institute resumes vaccine exports to COVAX

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, resumed exports of coronavirus vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX distribution program on Friday after halting most ove...

Women step up, fill the gaps in Burkina Faso's virus fight

KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Mariama Sawadogo sits in a small studio, translating notes from French to the local language of Moore and scribbling talking points in the margins. Transmission, prevention, ...

Women step up, fill the gaps in Burkina Faso's virus fight

KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Mariama Sawadogo sits in a small studio, translating notes from French to the local language of Moore and scribbling talking points in the margins. Transmission, prevention, ...

Taipei clinic mistakenly administers AZ vaccine instead of flu shot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unnamed person intending to get a flu shot at a clinic in Taipei mistakenly received an AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine instead on Thursday (Nov. 18). According to...

Taipei Costco branch closes over breakthrough COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Costco on Wednesday (Nov. 17) shuttered one of its Taipei branches for two days after a member was found to have contracted COVID despite being fully vaccinated. Custom...

Taipei World Gym branch closes over breakthrough COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World Gym said Wednesday (Nov. 17) that it is closing one of its branches in Taipei for two days after a member was found to have contracted COVID despite being fully vacc...

Venezuelans crossing into Colombia for coronavirus vaccines

VILLA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia. (AP) — Xiomara Ruiz woke up before dawn and boarded a bus with her son to make a one-hour trip to the bridge connecting Venezuela to Colombia, which they crossed on foot. ...

Guinea to vaccinate children against COVID-19 in capital

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea will begin vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 in the capital to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the West African nation, the health ministry said. The yo...

Taiwan reports 5 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 10) reported five new imported COVID-19 cases. CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced five im...

As rules ease, travelers head to US for emotional reunions

CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT, France (AP) — The U.S. lifted restrictions Monday on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe, setting the stage for emotional reunio...

Report: US cancels vaccine maker's multimillion dollar deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has canceled a multimillion dollar deal with Emergent BioSolutions, a Maryland-based vaccine manufacturer with facilities in Baltimore that were found to have ...

Indonesian caregiver Taiwan's latest local COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Nov. 5) reported one new local COVID-19 case. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced six im...

AstraZeneca pulls request for Swiss approval of COVID shot

BERLIN (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday that it is withdrawing its application for approval of its COVID-19 vaccine in Switzerland because the country's medical regulator wanted to restrict its use to...

Taiwan seeks platform to discuss vaccine certification with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Japan prepares to reopen its borders to business travelers and students, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is seeking a platform to certify vaccinations i...