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Amsterdam police clash with COVID lockdown skeptics

Dutch riot police on Sunday dispersed thousands of people holding an unauthorized protest in Amsterdam against a national lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The demonstration to...

Hackers 'manipulated' stolen COVID vaccine papers, says EU agency

Hackers have leaked stolen coronavirus vaccine documents online and altered them prior to publication, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday. Documents and emails about the BioNTech-Pfiz...

Brazil finds China's Sinovac vaccine only 50% effective

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical data released from late-stage trials in Brazil reveal that the vaunted Wuhan coronavirus vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd is only 50 percent effective. ...

Malaysia's Pharmaniaga buys 14 million doses of China's Sinovac COVID vaccine

Malaysia Pharmaniaga Bhd has signed an agreement with China’s Sinovac to purchase 14 million doses of ready-to-fill COVID-19 vaccines and later to manufacture the vaccine domestically, it said o...

Full list of adverse reactions from China's Sinopharm vaccine revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid increasing concern about the efficacy and safety of China's Wuhan coronavirus vaccines, the full list of the adverse side effects of the Sinopharm jab surfaced la...

Coronavirus: Spain battles snow to distribute COVID vaccine

Spain will send special convoys carrying the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday to areas cut off by Storm Filomena, the interior minister said. The government is finding ways to ensure that the country's...

The Latest: China says COVID shots will be free in country

BEIJING — COVID vaccine shots will be free in China, where more than 9 million doses have been given to date, health officials in Beijing said Saturday. “Ordinary people will not ne...

Indonesia clerics declare China COVID vaccine 'halal'

Indonesia's Ulema Council on Friday gave its approval to a coronavirus vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech, deeming it to be permissible under Islam. The council said the shot, named ...

COVID vaccine: EU orders 300 million more BioNTech-Pfizer doses

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday announced that the bloc had bought up to 300 million additional BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine doses — on top of 300 million already ordered...

Medigen to recruit 3,700 volunteers for COVID vaccine phase 2 trials in Taiwan

Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC), a Taiwanese company whose COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been approved for second-stage clinical trials, said Wednesday (Jan. 6) that it will recruit 3,700 volun...

England goes into new lockdown as COVID-19 variant rampages

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered England into a new national lockdown to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health syst...

BioNTech admits it will struggle to fill COVID vaccine 'gap'

Ugur Sahin, co-founder of the German vaccine developer BioNTech, is hoping to be able to boost production of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine by February, according to an interview with the Der Spiegel new...

Coronavirus: Switzerland denies rumors of COVID vaccine causing death

Swiss medical authorities dismissed rumors of BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine causing the death of an elderly patient. The death of the 91-year-old in the central canton of Lucerne was widely rep...

Taiwan buys 20 million doses of Covid vaccines, shots ready in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has purchased 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, including 10 million from AstraZeneca, while it is still developing three of its own versions. On Wednesd...

Spain plans register for those who refuse COVID vaccine

Spain will create a database of those who refuse to be vaccinated against coronavirus and share it with the rest of the EU, the country's health minister has said. Salvador Illa told La Sexta tel...