Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Taiwan's Medigen could be up to 90% effective against COVID: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Based on Phase II clinical trials, a domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) could be up to 90% effective against the virus, whi...

Judge: Indiana University can require COVID-19 vaccinations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University can require its roughly 90,000 students and 40,000 employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 under a federal judge's ruling that might be the first of its kind re...

S.Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship off Africa

SEOUL, July 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's military has recorded in biggest cluster of COVID-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a destroyer on anti-piracy patrol in the Gu...

Living with COVID-19: Israel changes strategy as Delta variant hits

Four weeks ago, Israel was celebrating a return to normal life in its battle with COVID-19. After a rapid vaccination drive that had driven down coronavirus infections and deaths, Israelis had stop...

Taiwan experiments with monoclonal antibodies to prevent severe COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese medical expert said on Monday (July 5) that using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to treat COVID-19 patients is an effective way to prevent them from becoming sev...

Mental health toll from isolation affecting kids on reentry

After two suicidal crises during pandemic isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale. Amara Bhatia has overcome her pandemic de...

Indonesia: COVID cases surge as 'pandemic fatigue' sets in

Over the past few days, Hendra, who goes by only one name, has been hearing ambulance sirens more often from the window of his home in Depok city, in Indonesia's West Java Province. "The...

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in U.S. trial

Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) on Monday reported late-stage data from its U.S.-based clinical trial showing its vaccine is more than 90% effective against COVID-19 across a variety of variants of the virus. ...

16% of COVID patients in Taiwan seriously ill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Tuesday (June 1) that over 16 percent of Taiwan's COVID-19 cases have been categorized as severe, with 224 on vent...

Australia's softball squad arrives in Japan as Japan widens vaccine rollout

Australia's softball squad arrived in Tokyo for a pre-Olympic camp on Tuesday, the first national team to come to Japan for training since the Games were postponed, even as a majority of Japanese ...

Doctor estimates COVID death rate in Taiwan to increase this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A doctor in Kaohsiung said Tuesday (June 1) that the COVID-19 death rate in the country is still rising and may take a month to come down, UDN reported. The Central Epi...

National Taiwan University Hospital head calls for help with over 100 COVID patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The director of the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) pled for help Wednesday (May 26) as his hospital was inundated with over 100 COVID-19 patients, exceeding th...

99 COVID patients on ventilators in Taiwan, 423 seriously ill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Tuesday (May 25) that 423 COVID-19 cases have been categorized as severe, with 99 on ventilators. At a press confer...

66 COVID patients on ventilators in Taiwan, 270 seriously ill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Sunday (May 23) that 270 COVID-19 cases have been categorized as severe, with 66 on ventilators. At a press confere...

Denmark removes J&J from vaccination program over clot fears

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark on Monday removed the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot from its vaccination program to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clo...