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The Latest: Pakistan approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the country’s drug regulatory authority has approved the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and the government is trying to make it available by...

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

India launched its mammoth vaccination drive on Saturday, as the country tries to bring the pandemic under control with two locally-produced vaccines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally kicked of...

Senhwa Biosciences Presents Positive Cholangiocarcinoma Data

TAIPEI and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Senhwa Biosciences, Inc. (TPEx: 6492), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on next generation DNA Damage Response (DDR) therapeutics ...

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administratio...

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...

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...

India's quick nod to homegrown COVID-19 vaccine seeds doubt

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the director of a large hospital in the Indian state that has seen the country's most coronavirus cases, Dr. S.P. Kalantri had been waiting for the day a vaccine would be approved ...

COVID-19 vaccine: Can India balance local and international demand?

The Indian government has announced that it will start a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program on January 16. The South Asian country plans to vaccinate 300 million people in its first phase of the ...

Indonesia's top Islamic body OKs China's Sinovac vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's highest Islamic body on Friday gave its religious approval to China's Sinovac vaccine, paving the way for its distribution in the world's most populous Muslim nat...

Senior IOC member says he's not sure Tokyo Games will happen

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee has said he “can’t be certain” the postponed Tokyo Olympics will open in just over six months because of the surging pandemic in Jap...

Indonesia clerics declare China COVID vaccine 'halal'

Indonesia's Ulema Council on Friday gave its approval to a coronavirus vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech, deeming it to be permissible under Islam. The council said the shot, named ...

Medigen to recruit 3,700 volunteers for COVID vaccine phase 2 trials in Taiwan

Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC), a Taiwanese company whose COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been approved for second-stage clinical trials, said Wednesday (Jan. 6) that it will recruit 3,700 volun...

Indonesia says mass vaccinations to begin Jan. 13, president to get first shot

JAKARTA (Reuters) -Indonesia will begin its nationwide COVID-19 mass vaccination programme on Jan. 13, the country’s health minister said on Tuesday, as the world’s fourth most populous co...

Vaccination campaign picks up speed around the world

The campaign to vanquish the coronavirus is picking up speed, with Britain beginning to dispense the second vaccine in its arsenal Monday, and India, the world's second-most populous country, authoriz...

Why Indonesia is vaccinating its working population first, not elderly

JAKARTA (Reuters) - As Indonesia prepares to begin mass inoculations against COVID-19, its plan to prioritise working age adults over the elderly, aiming to reach herd immunity fast and revive the eco...