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AP Interview: Vaccine maker sees pandemic as 'wake-up call'

NEW DELHI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is a “wake up call” for governments to invest more in health care, says Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest manufacturer...

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. ...

Studies suggest AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective

New results on a possible COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca suggest it is safe and about 70% effective, but questions remain about how well it may help protect those over 55 — a ...

Morocco to kick off mass vaccination plan with Chinese drug

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is gearing up for an ambitious COVID-19 vaccination program, aiming to vaccinate 80% of its adults in an operation starting this month that's relying initially on a Chine...

Online G-20 summit lacks glam, and maybe results, amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This weekend’s summit of leaders from the Group of 20 stands out more for what it is not than for what it is. Held online this year because of the ...

Europe has half of world's 4M new virus cases but sees hope

GENEVA (AP) — Europe made up almost half of the world’s 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10% fall in infections compared to the week before, thanks in part to strict gov...

Email obtained by AP: 65 WHO staff have virus, 1 cluster

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including at least one cluster of infections, an internal email obtained by ...

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...

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 ...

Danish farmers lament decision to cull all Denmark's minks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish fur farmers say they've been dealt a major blow after the world’s largest mink fur exporter decided to cull all 15 million minks in Denmark's farms, to minimize the r...

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...

UK vaccine chief warns of over-optimism, early imperfection

LONDON (AP) — Warning that the first COVID-19 vaccines may be imperfect, the head of the U.K effort to develop a vaccine called Wednesday for immediate international cooperation to prevent the “larges...