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The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday....

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endo...

FDA strikes neutral tone ahead of vaccine booster meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding whi...

Florida gov defends the right to choose whether to vaccinate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that people who decide not to get a COVID-19 vaccine might be making the wrong choice, but defended their right to make that ...

FDA experts among group opposing US booster shot plan

The average person doesn’t need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal. The experts r...

Taiwan reports its first breakthrough Delta case vaccinated with AZ-Moderna combo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Sept. 10) announced its first imported breakthrough Delta infection in an individual who had received a combination ...

COVID: EU regulator weighs benefits of booster jabs

The European Union's drug regulator announced on Monday that it was conducting an "accelerated" study into the possible need for a booster shot of the BioNTech-Pfizer jab. It comes less...

50% of Taiwan's imported Delta cases are breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight of the imported Delta cases Taiwan reported this week are breakthrough infections, including one COVID case in which the patient had been inoculated with both the As...

Palau limits travel bubble with Taiwan to already vaccinated or registered vaccine tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only travelers already vaccinated and those registered to receive COVID-19 shots in Palau will be allowed to take part in the travel bubble with Taiwan, the Pacific island...

Extra COVID vaccine OK’d for those with weak immune systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect th...

First flight from Taiwan to Palau departs under renewed travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of 148 travelers departed Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for Palau on Saturday (Aug. 14) as Taiwan's long-suspended travel bubble with the Pacific island...

Moderna may be superior to Pfizer against Delta; breakthrough odds rise with time

Aug 9 (Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Moderna's (MRNA.O) vacci...

CECC says Taiwan-made Medigen inoculations set for late August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that inoculations of a domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are...

Taiwan starts study on efficacy of mixing AZ, Moderna COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading hospital in Taiwan has begun a clinical trial of mixing and matching AstraZeneca (AZ) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to determine whether such an approach provoke...

How Taiwan brought COVID under control again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been able to bring its latest outbreak of coronavirus under control in a little over two months. After keeping COVID at bay for more than one year, Taiwan ex...