Bloomberg slights Taiwan with 3rd place pandemic ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bloomberg appears to have committed some miscalculations when it chose to rank New Zealand and Japan ahead of Taiwan in terms of handling the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. ...

Taiwan has secured at least 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: Health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Commands Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday (Nov. 25) that the country has secured at le...

G-20 summit ends with support for COVID-19 vaccines for all

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders of the world's most powerful nations wrapped up the Group of 20 summit on Sunday, vowing to spare no effort to protect lives and ensure affordable access to ...

Taiwan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations as early as 1st quarter of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could begin the immunization program against COVID-19 as early as the first quarter of 2021, according to the nation's health authorities. Central Epidemic C...

Taiwan could buy Oxford COVID-19 vaccine: CECC

Taiwan could buy the COVID-19 vaccine Oxford University is developing with British drugmaker AstraZeneca, a second vaccine showing promising results that the nation will be able to acquire through the...

Europe, Gates pledge funds to get vaccines tor poor nations

PARIS (AP) — European governments and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Thursday to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency funds for a global effort aimed at ensuring eventua...

Taiwan will not buy made-in-China version of Pfizer vaccine: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to rumors that the Pfizer vaccine will be made in China for the Asia market, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief said Taiwan will never b...

Pent-up global wish list of hopes, demands awaits Biden

LONDON (AP) — Spare a thought for the people who'll be managing Joe Biden's presidential appointment diary. Four years of inward-looking “America First” leadership by outgoing Presi...

WHO chief scientist: We are at a 'critical juncture' in coronavirus pandemic

DW: Should people be alarmed by this second wave we see in parts of Europe? Soumya Swaminathan: The incidence of new COVID-19 cases has continued to accelerate, while the incidence of new deaths has ...

The Latest: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery f...

Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recov...

Sanofi, GSK to provide COVID-19 vaccine to global alliance

LONDON (AP) — Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to provide 200 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine to the COVAX Facility, a collaboration designed to give countries aroun...

Vaccine storage demands could leave 3B people in virus cold

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work. But despite great strides in ...

Vaccine storage demands could leave 3B people in virus cold

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work. But despite great strides...

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to syringe, the wor...