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12-year-old boy collapses at school and dies from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Among the COVID deaths announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 24) was a 12-year-old boy who fell unconscious while in school and died befo...

Swiss study finds Taiwan's Medigen 84% effective against COVID, China's jabs only 65%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swiss study has found that Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine (MVC-COV1901) has an efficacy level of 84%, far higher than China's jabs, which were rated at 65% effec...

COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organi...

WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

GENEVA (AP) — After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization. In i...

FDA advisers endorse 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

The first COVID-19 shots for U.S. infants, toddlers and preschoolers moved a step closer Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers gave a thumbs-up to vaccines f...

Taiwan reports 1st teen to develop MIS-C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 15) reported Taiwan's first adolescent to be diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in...

FDA advisers overwhelmingly back Moderna COVID vaccine for ages 6-17

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unanimously recommended that the agency authorize Moderna Inc's MRNA.O COVID-19 vaccine for children and teens aged 6 to 17 years of ag...

UK prepares to deport first asylum seekers to Rwanda

A plane carrying the first group of deported UK asylum seekers is set to take off for Rwanda on Tuesday evening. The flight will go ahead despite last-minute legal challenges from civil rights groups...

Pfizer COVID vaccines safe and effective for small children, FDA staff say

June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers on Sunday said Pfizer-BioNTech's (PFE.N), COVID-19 vaccines were effective and safe for use in children aged 6 months to 4 yea...

Experts urge Taiwan to cut wait for children’s 2nd COVID shot to 4 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Children aged 5 to 11 will only have to wait four weeks before receiving a second COVID-19 shot instead of the current 12 weeks, reports said Friday (June 10). A panel ...

Taiwan expert suggests new vaccines needed for Omicron BA.5 variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new generation of vaccines could be necessary by the end of the year to counter the Omicron BA.5 variant of the COVID-19 virus, a top epidemiologist said Friday (June 10...

Viral Vector ManufacturingMarket 2022 Size, Revenue Analysis, Sales, Share and Research Depth Study 2030 | CAGR of 19.4% 

The global viral vector manufacturing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.4% during the forecast period 2021-2027. The rising research base for innovative medicines has principally driven the i...

Health minister: Iran marks first day without COVID deaths

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s health minister said Thursday the country has marked its first day after more than two years without a single COVID-19 death, lauding this as a significant milestone for a n...

China's bet on homegrown mRNA vaccines holds back nation

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is trying to navigate its biggest coronavirus outbreak without a tool it could have adopted many months ago, the kind of vaccines that have proven to offer the best protect...

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, another step toward shots for the littlest kids possibly beginning in early ...