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Doctors race to find, vaccinate vulnerable homebound people

A group of health care workers hurried out of a Boston hospital on a recent weekday morning, clutching small red coolers filled with COVID-19 vaccines. Their challenge: Beat traffic,...

CDC study finds two masks are better than one vs. COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. government researchers found that wearing two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. ...

Does wearing two masks provide more protection?

Does wearing two masks provide more protection? It depends, but it’s possible that doubling up could help in some situations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control a...

Hospital cluster cases visited PX Mart, Danan Market in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 25) provided a list of the locations where two new cases from a hospital coronavirus cluster recently v...

Forsberg, Saros lead Predators to 3-1 win over Blue Jackets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:48 of the third period to lead the Nashville Predators over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 in their season opener Thursday night....

Taiwan launches inspection of masks contaminated with toxic substances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities are embarking on a mass inspection of medical masks in Taiwan to determine whether they contain illegal azo dyes, a class of synthetic dyes that can...

Taiwanese actress points out danger of pulling down mask

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An illustration shared by Taiwanese actress Shu Qi (舒淇) that shows the dangers of pulling down a mask to eat went viral over the weekend. On Sunday (Dec. 27), Shu Qi po...

Close contacts of Philippine COVID-19 case test negative

A total of 10 individuals who had close contact with a COVID-19-positive woman from the Philippines in Kaohsiung have tested negative for the virus, the city government's Department of Health conf...

Taiwan's year-end celebrations to proceed despite new domestic COVID-19 case

New Year's Eve festivities across Taiwan will proceed as scheduled, despite a report on Tuesday (Dec. 22) of the country's first domestic COVID-19 case since April 12, because the source of in...

Flying from Johannesburg to Paris, one hotspot to another

PARIS (AP) — The security officer pointing the thermometer barely glanced, but wished the traveler a “Happy Holiday.” The luggage wrappers day-dreamed of better times, and the list of departing flight...

AP: States spent over $7B competing for early virus supplies

Ray Bellia had a good business before the coronavirus pandemic. He topped $4 million in annual sales from his New Hampshire store that specialized in protective gear for police. Then...

AP: States spent over $7B competing for early virus supplies

Ray Bellia had a good business before the coronavirus pandemic. He topped $4 million in annual sales from his New Hampshire store that specialized in protective gear for police. Then...

A pandemic atlas: How COVID-19 took over the world in 2020

Almost no place has been spared — and no one. The virus that first emerged a year ago in Wuhan, China, swept across the world in 2020, leaving havoc in its wake. More than any event ...

A pandemic atlas: China's state power crushes COVID-19

BEIJING (AP) — Workers have returned to factories, students are back in the classroom and once again long lines form outside popular hot pot restaurants. In major cities, wearing a surgical mask — tho...

‘Turning point’: UK giving 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine

British health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday (Dec. 8), starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain m...