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Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 surged, retired attorney Susan Crowley did some simple math and discovered a chilling fact: people over 60 made up 91% of coronavirus deaths in Oregon. So the 75-ye...

24 hours in the ICU: Fighting for an open bed in coronavirus

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Four more calls to go, each with careful words, painful silences. It’s 2 p.m. in the intensive care ward of Marseille’s La Timone hospital, and Dr. Julien Ca...

Case dismissed against US author alleging Taipei mayor complicit in organ harvesting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — No charges will be filed against Ethan Gutmann, American author of a book about China's organ harvesting and dissidents, or the publisher Brian Wu (吳祥輝), after they we...

A US first, New Hampshire woman gets second face transplant

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the fir...

8 patients to receive organs of New Taipei police officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven to eight patients will receive organs from a New Taipei City police officer, Yang Ting-hao (楊庭豪), who was pronounced brain dead Monday (Aug. 3) after being hit by a ...

U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a...

Coronavirus survivor in US receives double lung transplant

Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have receiv...

Vietnam plans lung transplant for British COVID-19 patient

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Doctors in Vietnam are hoping to perform a lung transplant to save the life of a British pilot and keep him from becoming the Southeast Asian nation's first coronavirus fatality....

Organ transplants dive amid virus crisis, start to inch back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organ transplants plummeted as COVID-19 swept through communities, with surgeons wary of endangering living donors and unable to retrieve possibly usable organs from the dead -- and ...

1st medical relief flight in 3 years departs Yemen's capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A United Nations medical relief flight carrying patients from Yemen's rebel-held capital took off Monday, the first such aid flight in over three years. Saudi Ara...

Saudis allegedly buy 'Halal organs' from 'slaughtered' Xinjiang Muslims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Jan. 19), a Chinese woman claimed to have personally witnessed the harvesting of live organs from unwilling Xinjiang Muslim donors who were "slaughtered on...

Germany: Rare virus linked to more fatal encephalitis cases

BERLIN (AP) — A review of fatal encephalitis cases in the southern German state of Bavaria has found that more than twice as many as previously known were tied to a rare animal-borne virus, researcher...

US proposes new rules to increase organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government proposed new rules Tuesday to increase organ transplants — steps to make it easier for the living to donate and to make sure that organs from the deceased don't g...

Beijing threatens Prague for canceling sister-city ties, Czech Pirate Party responds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Earlier this week, after the city of Prague announced plans to formally terminate its sister-city relationship with Beijing, the Chinese embassy on Wednesday (Oct. 9) sent...

US begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a ne...