WHO: Study finds 4 drugs have little to no effect on COVID

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says the world's largest randomized trial of COVID-19 treatments found “conclusive evidence” that remdesivir, a drug used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump when...

2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness

A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant’s “unexplained illness” is r...

Harry, Meghan, team with Malala Yousafzai on girls' rights

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are joining activist Malala Yousafzai in a video chat about the challenges girls face in accessing education amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

EU regulator starts safety review of coronavirus drug

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says it has started a safety review after some patients taking the coronavirus drug remdesivir reported serious kidney problems. In a stat...

Volunteers in Belarus get shots in virus vaccine trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus has started giving shots to volunteers in human trials of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, which received Russian government approval in August but drew considerabl...

EU agency starts 'rolling review' to speed OK for vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has started a “rolling review” process for the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, a move it hopes will speed any eventua...

China pushes emergency use of COVID vaccine despite concerns

After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China. “When I was driving on the road, I sudde...

'Are people to be left to die?' Vaccine pleas fill UN summit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week’s virtual...

Telling COVID's story: At UN, leaders spin virus storylines

The subject: coronavirus. The status: urgent. The solutions: as diverse as the nations they lead. With the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly reduced to recorded speeches because of t...

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the ...

Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has died at 91

TORONTO (AP) — John Turner, a Liberal party politician who served stints as Canada's justice and finance ministers before a very brief turn as the country's 17th prime minister, has died at age 91, hi...

South Africa says 12 million 'probably' had coronavirus

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — About 12 million people in South Africa have “probably” been infected with the coronavirus, but that startlingly high number has not caused a similarly high death rate a...

UK tests if COVID-19 vaccines might work better inhaled

LONDON (AP) — British scientists are beginning a small study comparing how two experimental coronavirus vaccines might work when they are inhaled by people instead of being injected. ...

The Latest: India's cases rise to 4.75M with another spike

NEW DELHI — India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new confirmed coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. The Health Ministry on Sunday also...

Oxford, AstraZeneca to resume coronavirus vaccine trial

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University says trials of a coronavirus vaccine that it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will resume, days after being paused due to a reported side-effect in...