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Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to s...

Taiwan allows mixed COVID vaccination for frontline medical staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shi-chung (陳時中) announced Saturday (Aug. 7) that starting next week, staff at medical institutions across t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2021. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31...

UK COVID 'pingdemic' sparks labor shortage

The UK government is racing to address a major labor shortage exacerbated by the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although more than 70% of the population (36 million people) has been double-vacc...

Northwest US faces hottest day of intense heat wave

SEATTLE (AP) — The hottest day of an unprecedented and dangerous heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest on Monday, with temperatures obliterating records that had been set just the day before. ...

Unprecedented: Northwest heat wave builds, records fall

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous. That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave that is hittin...

Alzheimer's drug stirs hope for patients, worry for doctors

In the weeks since a new Alzheimer's drug was approved, hopeful patients have bombarded Dr. Alireza Atri with calls and emails about a treatment that has sparked both excitement and skepticism. ...

Taiwan’s LINE Pay adds map of COVID testing sites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Finding a site near you where you can test whether you have been infected with COVID-19 is easier now that mobile wallet LINE Pay has added a search function, reports said...

10,000 migrant workers to receive COVID tests at 3 industrial parks in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung will begin to screen nearly 10,000 migrant workers for COVID-19 at three industrial parks on Wednesday (June 9), CNA reporte...

Taiwan's TSMC, UMC mull setting up COVID testing sites amid cluster woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Semiconductor giants in Taiwan such as TSMC and UMC are considering establishing COVID-19 screening centers after a string of migrant worker cluster outbreaks that are hur...

New Taipei sets up mobile COVID testing units

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei has followed in the footsteps of Taipei and established a system of mobile testing units for families with vulnerable members, amid the worst ever coronavirus o...

COVID information website for New Taipei goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei has launched a website that provides visualized information about COVID-19 hotspots and city resources for better disease management. The website’s e-m...

Full list of free COVID testing sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a number of cities and counties have set up free testing stations to streamline the process of screen...

Taipei sets up rapid testing centers, amnesty for undocumented foreigners testing for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a sudden increase in local coronavirus cases, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (May 14) announced four rapid testing centers will be set up in the cit...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people tr...