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South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn't able to answer. ...

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. ...

Nurse is Taiwan's 1st Moderna vaccine breakthrough case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 8) announced that a nurse has become its first case of a local breakthrough infection for the Moder...

Israel's COVID-19 vaccine boosters show signs of taming Delta

JERUSALEM, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Less than a month into a COVID-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country's high infection and severe illness rates fuelled by the f...

Safety, side effects of Taiwan's Medigen COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the nearly 600,000 doses of the domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) begin being distributed on Monday (Aug. 23), the Cent...

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent the virus fr...

'I numb myself': Hospital fire deepens Iraq's COVID crisis

BAGHDAD (AP) — No beds, medicines running low and hospital wards prone to fire — Iraq’s doctors say they are losing the battle against the coronavirus. And they say that was true even before a devasta...

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...

Severely ill COVID patient in Taiwan’s Hualien describes recovery as 'rebirth'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A severely ill COVID-19 patient was released from a hospital in Hualien County on Saturday (June 26) following nearly one month of treatment, and described the experience ...

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American...

Moscow imposes new virus restrictions as cases remain high

MOSCOW (AP) — The mayor of Moscow announced new pandemic restrictions on Tuesday, saying the situation in the capital where the delta variant of the virus is spreading remains “very difficult.” ...

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an u...

Taiwan adds COVID therapies to cut severe illness, death rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has introduced a host of COVID-19 therapies that aim to reduce the possibility of patients developing a severe illness and to bring down COVID-related death rates. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's errant claims on cyberattacks, Jan. 6

Russian President Vladimir Putin contradicted the evidence Wednesday when he asserted Russians are not a leading source of cyberattacks on the United States and other countries. They are. ...