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Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

India extends COVID-19 booster shots to all adults

NEW DELHI (AP) — India began offering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine to all adults on Sunday but limited free shots at government centers to front-line workers and people over age 60. ...

Taiwan president makes plea for elderly to get booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Friday night (April 8) she had tested negative after coming into contact with a COVID-19 case and called on the elderly to get vaccina...

US experts wrestle with how to update COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials are beginning to grapple with how to keep the vaccines updated to best protect Americans from the ever-changing ...

Medicare enrollees to get free COVID-19 tests at drug stores

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid worries that the latest coronavirus variant could spark another rise in cases, Medicare announced Monday that millions of enrollees will finally have access to free over-the-cou...

Biden receives 2nd booster, presses Congress on virus funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass billions of dollars in additional funding to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, as he received a second booster dose of the Pfiz...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 27 The Los Angeles Times argues that Ketanji Brown Jackson should swiftly be confirmed ...

Americans ease up on masks, virus safeguards: AP-NORC poll

Many Americans have taken significant steps back from once-routine coronavirus precautions, with less than half now saying they regularly wear face masks, avoid crowds and skip nonessential travel. ...

Will China's coronavirus surge force Beijing to rethink 'zero-COVID' strategy?

Chinese authorities are again putting millions of people under strict lockdowns as the omicron variant is driving local transmission of coronavirus cases to levels not seen since the first outbreak in...

S.Korea's total COVID cases top 10 million as crematoria, funeral homes overwhelmed

South Korea's total coronavirus infections topped 10 million, or nearly 20% of its population, authorities said on Wednesday, as surging severe cases and deaths increasingly put a strain on cremat...

Hillary Clinton tests positive for COVID; Bill quarantining

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she has tested positive for COVID-19 with “mild" symptoms. On social media, the former Democratic presidential ...

Prudential extends coverage to children and youth under 18 who may be hospitalised for side effects arising from COVID-19 vaccinations

Complimentary PRUSafe COVIDCover includes S$100 daily hospitalisation cash allowance for up to 14 days PRUSafe COVIDCover policyholders will have access to video consultations with a doctor ...

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for 4th dose of COVID shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Moderna asked the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to authorize a fourth shot of its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for all adults. The reques...

Italy easing COVID rules on quarantine, masks, vaccination

ROME (AP) — Italy, where the COVID-19 pandemic first erupted in the West in February 2020, is easing many restrictions over the coming weeks, including requirements for most workplace vaccination and ...

South Korea's omicron deaths surge amid faltering response

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials in South Korea tried to calm public fears amid concerns about a faltering pandemic response as daily cases and deaths reached record highs Thursday. ...