Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced shortly, a senior Trump administration official sa...

Israel to begin human trials of coronavirus vaccine

JERUSALEM (AP) — The state-run Israel Institute for Biological Research announced Sunday that researchers will begin human testing on its coronavirus vaccine next week. The institute...

Brazil authorizes import of potential vaccines from China

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s health regulator has authorized the import from China of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus, just days after President Jair Bolsonaro insisted he wouldn't allow dose...

AstraZeneca resuming US testing of COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Inc. announced Friday that regulators are letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. Testing of the vaccine was halted worldwide early last m...

China failing to fill global leadership void left by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has struggled to capitalize on the global leadership vacuum created by the withdrawal of the U.S. from numerous international organizations, according to a Reuters a...

Academia Sinica predicts Taiwanese COVID-19 vaccine unavailable before mid-2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica President James Liao (廖俊智) on Wednesday (Oct. 22) predicted that a coronavirus vaccine developed by Taiwanese researchers will not be available until at le...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on lack of US aid plan

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on an economic aid plan in the two weeks before the ...

The Latest: India issues virus warning ahead of state polls

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities are worried elections in the third-largest state and a religious congregation could spread the coronavirus. India added fewer than 60,000 new cases fo...

Has coronavirus already peaked in India?

The COVID-19 cases in India had peaked in mid-September and the active cases can largely be contained by February if preventive guidelines are followed, a government-appointed panel of scientists said...

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects Chinese vaccine against COVID-19

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro overruled his own health minister on Wednesday, rejecting the announced purchase of 46 million doses of CoronaVac, a potential vaccine against COVID...

U.S. trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may resume this week - sources

AstraZeneca Plc's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine trial in the United States is expected to resume as early as this week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration completed its review of a serious illnes...

Vaccine storage demands could leave 3B people in virus cold

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work. But despite great strides in ...

Vaccine storage demands could leave 3B people in virus cold

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work. But despite great strides...

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to syringe, the wor...

Asian markets start on firm footing on vaccine, U.S. aid hopes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets started higher on Monday, buoyed by hopes of a U.S fiscal package before the U.S. presidential elections next month and expectations of a coronavirus vaccine by the en...