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The Latest: Britain wants more inquiry into COVID-19 origin

CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain wants further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that at the moment the country doesn’t believe it cam...

Taiwan expands Moderna vaccinations to all hospital staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan expanded its use of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to include all hospital staff Saturday (June 12), but unless there are major complications the second shot should not ...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tu...

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their tota...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

EU advises against AstraZeneca shot in people with rare blood condition

(Reuters) - Europe’s drug regulator on Friday advised against using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in people with a history of a rare bleeding condition and said it was looking into heart ...

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling...

Taiwan president predicts COVID vaccinations for public to start in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vaccinations against COVID-19 for the general public could start in July as the country's vaccine supply grows more stable, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday (J...

Taiwan applies to produce Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s health authorities said on Friday (June 11) the country is working to secure the right to produce COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna. Health and Welf...

The Latest: Philippines reopens gyms, museums as surge ebbs

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials have allowed the reopening of gyms, skating rinks, racket courts and museums in metropolitan Manila and adjacent provinces as a coronavirus surge continues t...

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling...

The Latest: Illinois lifting capacity limits for businesses

CHICAGO — Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues Friday, nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks. The company said a ...

Domestic manufacturers urge Taiwanese to have faith in their vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese should feel confident about the efficacy of the nation's domestically developed COVID-19 vaccines, according to local manufacturers. Domestic manufacturer...

Taiwan’s domestic vaccines may not achieve instant international recognition: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s domestic COVID-19 vaccines continue along in their development, Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) caused a stir on Wednesday (Ju...