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AP Interview: EU regulator hopes for 'multiple' vaccines

TORONTO (AP) — The executive director of the European Medicines Agency said Tuesday she hopes there might be “multiple" vaccines to help stop the coronavirus pandemic by the end of next year. ...

EU agency: Coronavirus spread in minks could speed mutations

LONDON (AP) — The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued new guidance to curb the spread of the coronavirus between minks and humans, warning that the transmission of COVID-19 a...

Recordings reveal WHO's analysis of pandemic in private

GENEVA (AP) — As the coronavirus exploded around the globe, scientists at the World Health Organization were sometimes privately frustrated by the mistakes made by some of their top donor countries bu...

Recordings reveal WHO's analysis of pandemic in private

GENEVA (AP) — As the coronavirus explodes again, the World Health Organization finds itself both under intense pressure to reform and holding out hope that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will reverse ...

EU: WHO should have more power to investigate outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — European countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the de...

WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 cases

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director said Thursday that the 54-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with more than 1.5 confirmed last week...

UN calls Europe's virus restrictions 'absolutely necessary'

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization’s Europe office said the exponential surge of coronavirus cases across the continent has warranted the restrictive measures being taken across t...

EU agency starts 'rolling review' to speed OK for vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has started a “rolling review” process for the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, a move it hopes will speed any eventua...

Vaccine trial stopped after neurological symptoms detected

LONDON (AP) — A woman who received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed severe neurological symptoms that prompted a pause in testing, a spokesman for drugmaker AstraZeneca said Thursday. ...

Members named to panel probing WHO's pandemic response

LONDON (AP) — An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review its coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have full access to any internal U.N. agency docu...

UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African conti...

UN cautions that virus plasma treatment still experimental

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization on Monday cautioned that using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat other patients is still considered an experimental therapy, voicing the concern...

UN: Discussions with Russia on COVID-19 vaccine under way

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe office said it has begun discussions with Russia to try to obtain more information about the experimental COVID-19 vaccine the country recently app...

UK scientists openly question government's pandemic response

LONDON (AP) — As Britain navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the government insists that science is guiding its decisions. But a self-appointed group of independent experts says it see...

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot....