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Taiwan FDA authorizes Moderna for kids 6-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday provided authorization for the Moderna COVID vaccine (Spikevax) to be used with children six to 11 years old. ...

People in 24 fields in Taiwan required to get COVID booster starting April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday announced that COVID booster shots will become mandatory for people in 24 different fields beginning April 22. Duri...

Taiwan soon to obtain Pfizer COVID vaccine for children 5-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (April 13) said Taiwan is in the last stage of acquiring Pfizer's COVID vaccine for chil...

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID's ruthless US toll

On the deadliest day of a horrific week in April 2020, COVID took the lives of 816 people in New York City alone. Lost in the blizzard of pandemic data that’s been swirling ever since is the fact that...

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID's cruel US toll

On the deadliest day of a horrific week in April 2020, COVID took the lives of 816 people in New York City alone. Lost in the blizzard of pandemic data that’s been swirling ever since is the fact that...

Naturopathic doctor admits selling fake COVID vaccine cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A naturopathic doctor in Northern California on Wednesday pleaded guilty to selling fake COVID-19 immunization treatments and hundreds of fraudulent vaccination cards that made it...

Taiwan's 3rd shot rate reaches 50% amid Omicron surge

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese who have received a third COVID vaccine dose has surpassed 50%, as Taiwan begins to see a spike in Omicron cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (...

99.7% of Taiwan's COVID cases asymptomatic or mild

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (April 1) announced that over 99% of cases in Taiwan this year have been asymptomatic or mild, amid a spike in COVID c...

Tomb Sweeping travel could bring surge in COVID cases to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 31) acknowledged that a new wave of COVID cases could emerge from the upcoming Tomb Sweeping Festival. CEC...

Novavax asks EU regulator to clear COVID vaccine for teens

LONDON (AP) — The pharmaceutical developer Novavax says it has asked the European Medicines Agency to extend the authorization of its coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 17 a...

Taiwan's Kinmen reports 1st COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kinmen County government on Thursday (March 31) announced its first confirmed COVID case since the start of the pandemic. During a press conference at 7 a.m. that m...

Relief payment for Taipei woman's death after getting COVID vaccine reaches NT$6 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City woman’s death has been judged to be connected with a COVID-19 vaccine shot, and the NT$6 million (US$210,000) relief payment approved for the loss is t...

EU regulator starts reviewing Spanish COVID vaccine booster

MADRID (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator said Tuesday it has begun an accelerated review process for an experimental coronavirus vaccine booster made by the Spanish company Hipra. ...

Taiwan's nightclubs, bars require proof of 3rd COVID shot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Sunday (March 27) adult entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs require customers to present proof of a COVID booster shot. After announc...

Taiwan announces mask, vaccine rules for April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (March 28) announced its mask regulations and vaccination requirements for entertainment venues for the month of April...