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VIRUS TODAY: Governors press for faster virus vaccinations

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — Some of the nation’s governors are growing impatient for hospitals and...

EXPLAINER: How do I know when to get my 2nd vaccine shot?

NEW YORK (AP) — As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people to get their second shots. So who's keeping track to ...

First severe seasonal flu case in Taiwan not seen until December: CDC

The first case of influenza with severe complications during the current flu season, which begins in October and ends the following March in Taiwan, was not reported until late December, a senior offi...

Taiwan 'best at early action' on coronavirus: Former American CDC chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The former chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has commended Taiwan for having the most expeditious response to the pandemic. In an article published by...

The Latest: Thailand ups restrictions amid virus outbreak

BANGKOK — Thailand's government says it is tightening restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus as the country logged another 527 new cases. Officials said Tuesday...

The Latest: Bangkok shuts down venues as virus spreads

BANGKOK — The Thai capital is shutting down venues including schools and entertainment parks as coronavirus cases continue to spread. Thailand reported 279 new cases on Friday inclu...

Sen Perdue quarantines for virus exposure ahead of GA runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia's high-stakes Senate runoffs, disclosing just five days before the election that he had b...

Increased testing needed as Africa sees rise in virus cases

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As a result of holiday gatherings, African officials warn of a resurgence of COVID-19 on the continent and urge increased testing to combat it. The level of tes...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. The ...

Taiwan to bar entry to non-resident foreigners on Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the discovery of Taiwan's first imported case of the new mutant coronavirus strain that emerged in the UK, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) an...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative to COVID-19. The area is of...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. ...

No travel history in 1st reported US case of virus variant

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man who became the first reported person in the U.S. to have a COVID-19 variant that is spreading in the United Kingdom hadn’t been traveling, health officials said Monday, tr...

First reported US case of COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday. The co...

500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan never counted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) found that nearly 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan were never counted, based on the estimate...