Behind the scenes, scientists prep for COVID-19 vaccine test

WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just might work. Aft...

Behind the scenes, scientists prep for COVID-19 vaccine test

WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just might work. ...

Official: White House didn't want to tell seniors not to fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronav...

As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic

LONDON (AP) — As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, many scientists say it's plain that the world is in the grips of a pandemic — a serious global outb...

US cruise ship in limbo as anti-virus controls spread

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials were deciding where to dock a cruise ship in California with 21 virus cases aboard and four American universities canceled in-person classes as sweeping efforts to contai...

AIDS expert optimistic about overcoming coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The inventor of a cocktail therapy for AIDS, Dr. David Ho contends that 98 percent of the patients infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will recover — beli...

German newspaper lauds Taiwan's handling of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel on Thursday (March 5) praised Taiwan's efforts to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). In an article titled, &q...

No one immune to China's Wuhan coronavirus: WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Tuesday (March 3) that no one is immune to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and more ca...

Frustration rising over lack of access to coronavirus tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustration over lack of access to coronavirus testing boiled over Tuesday as Trump administration officials sought to reassure skeptical lawmakers the nation will have the capacity ...

Virus outbreak batters economies, raises fear of spread

TOKYO (AP) — Amid fears about where the next outbreak of a fast-spreading new virus would appear, infections and deaths continued to rise across the globe Sunday, emptying streets of tourists an...

Trump tries to shift blame as virus outbreak rattles markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — As global markets plunged amid growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and his allies pulled from a familiar playbook Friday and blamed others for the sl...

Virus effects take hold as Trump calls criticisms a 'hoax'

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak's impact on the world economy grew more alarming on Saturday, even as President Donald Trump denounced criticisms of his response to the threat as a “hoax" cooked...

Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the infection emptied shops and amusement parks, canceled events, cut trade and tra...

Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the infection emptied shops and amusement parks, canceled events, cut trade a...

Q&A: Emerging picture of virus shows world at critical stage

The global spread of infection from the new virus reached a critical stage this week with the number of new cases reported in the rest of the world surpassing the number of new cases in China, where t...