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Japan cancels a third of contracted Astrazeneca vaccine purchase

Japan has cancelled the purchase of about 40 million Astrazeneca Plc (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses it agreed to buy last year, a health ministry official said in parliament on Monday. The contract...

WHO Africa’s 1st woman leader helps continent fight COVID

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — People stand when Dr. Matshidiso Moeti enters a room at the World Health Organization’s Africa headquarters in Republic of Congo. Small in stature, big in presenc...

WHO Africa's 1st woman leader helps continent fight COVID

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — People stand when Dr. Matshidiso Moeti enters a room at the World Health Organization's Africa headquarters in the Republic of Congo and they listen intently to w...

Cambodia vaccinating ages 3-4 to fight omicron outbreak

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia began vaccinating 3- and 4-year-olds with Chinese-made Sinovac shots Wednesday after finding young children accounting for many new infections. P...

Iran returns donated vaccines because they were made in US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has returned 820,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines donated by Poland because they were manufactured in the United States, state TV reported Monday. TV quoted...

Marine reservist, nurse charged with fake vaccine card scam

NEW YORK (AP) — A Marine Corps reservist who was charged in last year’s riot at the U.S. Capitol also schemed with a nurse to steal, forge and sell hundreds of fake coronavirus vaccination cards and d...

Paraguay becomes 8th country to give EUA to Taiwan’s Medigen vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Diplomatic ally Paraguay is the eighth country to grant emergency use authorization (EUA) to Taiwan’s Medigen COVID-19 vaccine, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 15). Th...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2022. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ...

WHO chief praises South Africa's work to make COVID vaccines

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's efforts to produce vaccines are key to helping the African continent become more self-sufficient in inoculations to combat COVID-19 and many other diseases, the visi...

Burn Care Centers Market Share: Global Industry Trends, Growth, Size, Segmentation, Future Demands, Latest Innovation, Sales Revenue by Regional Forecast to 2030

The burn care centers market size is expected to reach USD 32.73 billion by 2028 according to a new study by Report Ocean. Report Ocean presents a new report on burn care centers market size, share, g...

Malaysia COVID-19 panel recommends full border reopening in March

Malaysia's coronavirus recovery council on Tuesday said it has recommended a full reopening of borders as early as March 1 without mandatory quarantine for travellers, as part of plans to accelera...

Hard-hit Iran reports more than 100 new deaths from COVID-19

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hard-hit Iran on Monday registered more than 100 new deaths from COVID-19 over a 24-hour period as the aggressive omicron variant spreads in the country, state TV reported. ...

Asian shares fall as markets watch omicron, central banks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell Monday, though Shanghai's benchmark jumped after markets reopened from the Lunar New Year holidays. Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney and Hong Kong declined...

Africa CDC director urges youths to boost COVID vaccinations

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's top health official is launching a campaign to enlist young people to encourage vaccinations, as just 11.3% of the continent's 1.3 billion people are vaccinated against ...

Japan starts mass COVID boosters as omicron cases soar

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has launched a mass inoculation drive for COVID-19 booster shots at a temporary center operated by the military as Japan tries to speed up delayed third jabs to counter surgin...