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Big Chile study finds Chinese vaccine slashes COVID deaths

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A real-world study of millions of Chileans who had received the Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine has found it 67% effective against symptoms and 80% against death from COVID-...

South Africa takes first step to offer jabs to the elderly

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa took the first step in its mass vaccination campaign on Friday by starting online registrations for the elderly to receive shots beginning next month. ...

Amid hesitancy, Louisiana gets creative in vaccine outreach

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brass bands playing at a 24-hour drive-thru coronavirus vaccine event. Doses delivered to commercial fishermen minutes from the docks. Pop-up immunization clinics at a Buddhist...

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...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation cam...

Poland's vaccines chief not ruffled by church objections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top vaccination official said Thursday he did not see any obstacle to the country's inoculation program from the “moral” reservations expressed by the powerful Catholic ...

The Latest: Thailand adds 1,500 cases, mulls new measures

BANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand’s coronavirus cases surpassed 1,500 on Thursday to set another record, sparking concerns the pandemic may spiral out of hand. More than 8,000 cases have...

Blood clot risk higher for COVID than vaccines — Oxford

University of Oxford researchers on Thursday reported that the risk of blood clotting following COVID-19 infection was about eight times higher than that of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a sta...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 14 The Chicago Tribune on the federal pause of administering the Johnso...

Israel honors Pfizer chief at Independence Day celebrations

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel paid tribute to the chief executive of international drug maker Pfizer Inc. during its Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, thanking him for a partnership that has helped t...

BC-US--Stock Prices, US

New York (AP) — New York Stock Exchange closing prices Wednesday: AFLAC 52.870 Up ...

Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting...

South Africans anxious over pause in use of J&J vaccines

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's decision to suspend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to preliminary reports of rare blood clots has left the country without any shots as it struggle...

US weighs next steps for J&J virus shot amid clot mystery

U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries...

Europe scrambles as J&J vaccine delay deals another blow

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Desperate to jumpstart Europe's sluggish vaccination program, leaders from across the continent scrambled Wednesday in the wake of an unexpected delay in the rollout of Johnson...