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Asia Today: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately launch a vaccinat...

Brazil’s health agency approves the use of two vaccines

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunizat...

Sidelining experts, Brazil bungled its immunization plans

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like many Brazilian public health experts, Dr. Regina Flauzino spent most of 2020 watching with horror as COVID-19 devastated Brazil. When the opportunity to join the government’...

Indonesian health workers receive COVID-19 vaccination

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia started vaccinating health workers and public servants for COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after President Joko Widodo received the first shot of China’s Sinovac Biotec...

Turkey approves China-based Sinovac vaccine's emergency use

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have given the go-ahead for the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotch Ltd., paving the way for the rollout for Turkey’s vac...

Turkish health authority gives go-ahead for emergency use of Chinese Sinovac vaccine

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish health authority gives go-ahead for emergency use of Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

China pledges to help Indonesia in fight against coronavirus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged Wednesday that China will help Indonesia fight the coronavirus by sharing its experiences, providing vaccines and supporting the Sout...

China pandemic control goes rural ahead of Lunar New Year

BEIJING (AP) — China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the Lunar New Year festival while the country combats its most ...

Indonesia launches vaccination drive as COVID-19 deaths hit record

Indonesia launched one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on Wednesday (Jan. 13) with President Joko Widodo getting the first shot of a Chinese vaccine as his country fights o...

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. ...

Indonesia starts emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to va...

Malaysia's Pharmaniaga buys 14 million doses of China's Sinovac COVID vaccine

Malaysia Pharmaniaga Bhd has signed an agreement with China’s Sinovac to purchase 14 million doses of ready-to-fill COVID-19 vaccines and later to manufacture the vaccine domestically, it said o...

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority on Monday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd., with vaccinations of high-risk...

Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines

In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acc...

Singapore PM receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received his first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday (Jan. 8) and urged others to take the jabs in a country that has largely brought the pandemic under con...