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J&J single-dose COVID-19 shot poised for FDA decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and eas...

Philippines to probe use of illegal COVID-19 vaccines

The Philippines health ministry said on Wednesday it will investigate the illegal use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines, after a presidential advisor admitted to receiving shots of a Sinopharm vaccine...

The Latest: Afghanistan begins vaccination drive

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has begun administering a COVID-19 vaccine with a ceremony at the presidential palace. Afghanistan received 500,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca v...

Taiwan identifies new Covid drug more effective than remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) recently identified four new drug candidates for coronavirus treatment, including one that is 30 times more ...

Appier Shares AI Predictions and Trends to Watch in 2021

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, today shares AI Predictions and Trends to Watch in 2021. Artificial intelligence (AI) and...

Philippines approves Sinovac vaccine but not for all health workers

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has approved Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, but will not give it to healthcare workers at risk of exposure due to its varying levels of ...

Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounded so ambitious at first blush: 100 million vaccination shots in 100 days. Now, one month into his presidency, Joe Biden is on a glide path to attain that g...

WHO inspector's 'natural hosts' experimented on in Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ferret-badgers and rabbits — "natural hosts" that a World Health Organization (WHO) inspector says could have been vectors for the first transmission of CO...

Hospitals still ration medical N95 masks as stockpiles swell

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of medical-grade N95 face masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage, yet doctors and nurses say there still aren’t enough to ke...

Hospitals still ration medical N95 masks as stockpiles swell

Mike Bowen’s warehouse outside Fort Worth, Texas, was piled high with cases of medical-grade N95 face masks. His company, Prestige Ameritech, can churn out 1 million masks every four days, but he does...

COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators are looking to flu as a blueprint if and when the shots need an upd...

German drug firm to pay $50M in US purity case at India site

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An international pharmaceutical company has agreed to plead guilty in a U.S. court and pay $50 million for deleting and hiding manufacturing records in India during a federal Food and...

Calls grow for US to rely on rapid tests to fight pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening on more than 1,000 studen...

Congressional report finds toxic metals in baby food brands

A congressional investigation has found levels of arsenic, lead and other toxic metals that can harm brain development in many popular baby foods, including organic brands. In a repo...

Taiwan finds norovirus, hepatitis A in oysters imported from Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found the norovirus in 255 kilograms of oysters from Vietnam and hepatitis A in a separate 270 kg batch of raw oysters imported from...