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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...

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...

Taiwan starts administering Moderna vaccine today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan began administering its first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses today (June 9). On Tuesday (June 8), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) uploaded an announcement ...

Video shows Moderna vaccines being loaded onto plane for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (May 28) posted a video showing the first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines being loaded onto a plane headed for Taiwan. Health ...

150,000 Moderna doses to arrive in Taiwan tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is set to arrive on Friday afternoon (May 28). Health Min...

Taiwan clears Moderna vaccine for emergency use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, and the first batch is expected to arrive sometime this month, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) ...

Moderna vaccine will arrive in Taiwan in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (April 15) announced that Taiwan will begin to receive shipments of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine in Ma...

Mississippi rewrites 'confusing' COVID-19 scheduling script

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Health Department is rewriting a “confusing” script that employees and contractors read to people scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments by phone after a pr...

EU commission approves new contract for 300 million additional doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU commission approves new contract for 300 million additional doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Brazil finds China's Sinovac vaccine only 50% effective

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical data released from late-stage trials in Brazil reveal that the vaunted Wuhan coronavirus vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd is only 50 percent effective. ...

EU agency moves forward meeting on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s medicines agency announced Thursday that it has moved forward a meeting to consider authorizing a coronavirus vaccine made by Moderna for use in the 27-nation blo...

Canada getting 168K Moderna vaccine doses before year end

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada is contracted to receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before the end of December, pending approval by Canad...