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EU pledges 200 million vaccine doses to low-income nations

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top official said Wednesday that ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations around the world was the bloc's No. 1 priority right now and committed another 200 million vaccin...

Taiwan foreign ministry mum on vaccine exports to diplomatic ally Belize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (Aug. 28) refused to provide any further details after Belizean Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat...

Taiwan will not export Medigen vaccine for now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is unlikely to export its locally made Medigen Vaccine Biologics vaccine in the near future, despite reports Saturday (Aug. 28) that diplomatic ally Belize is inter...

Medigen vaccine a game changer, even if we don’t realize it yet

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – In the United Kingdom, it was Margaret Keenan who was the historic "patient one" to get the first official COVID-19 vaccination, closely followed by William S...

Merkel says German COVID rise worrying, urges vaccination

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that new coronavirus infections in Germany are once again rising at a worrying pace. She appealed to reluctant citizens to get vaccinated and urged...

Thai AstraZeneca vaccine production falls short of target

BANGKOK (AP) — Production of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at a factory in Thailand has fallen short of its target, likely delaying the country's plan to acquire a total of 61 million doses unti...

Thailand preparing to limit exports of its COVID-19 vaccine

BANGKOK (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand said Wednesday they will seek to impose limits on exports of locally produced AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine because the country doesn't have enough for ...

The Latest: Spain reimplements COVID-19 restrictions

MADRID — Spanish regions are resorting back to curfews, caps on socialization and nightlife curbs to contain a sharp rise in coronavirus contagion as the fast-spreading delta variant infects mostly th...

AP Interview: India says it hopes to resume vaccine exports

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines, wants to resume exports of coronavirus jabs but can’t do so until its domestic needs are met, the head of the country’s COVID-19 t...

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The m...

Indian COVID-19 official says the country wants to resume coronavirus vaccine exports but can't until its needs are met.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian COVID-19 official says the country wants to resume coronavirus vaccine exports but can't until its needs are met.

India's push for COVID vaccine patent waiver hits EU roadblock

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a forceful plea to EU leaders on May 8 to back a proposal for temporary waiver of intellectual property rights on COVID vaccines and medicines worldwide put fo...

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especiall...

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They inst...

WTO chief: Vaccine waiver helpful, not key for virus fight

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization said Friday the U.S. administration’s call to remove patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines could help expand fair access to vaccines but might ...