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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...

BioNTech eyes approval for children's COVID vaccines

BioNTech's CEO Ugur Sahin told the news magazine Der Spiegel that the company was "in the final stretches" of preparing its submission for European regulatory approval. The evaluation &...

Pacific Northwest faces shutdowns amid rising virus cases

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington, their governors quickly reacted with shutdowns. Now they are about to impose new restrctions again as infection...

COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year, dramatic proof the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 14 The Chicago Tribune on the federal pause of administering the Johnso...

Bangladesh enforcing weeklong lockdown amid virus surge

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is enforcing a lockdown for a week from Monday, shutting shopping malls and transportation, to help curb the spread of coronavirus as the rate of infections and dea...