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Taiwan applies to produce Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s health authorities said on Friday (June 11) the country is working to secure the right to produce COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna. Health and Welf...

Biden to lay out vax donations, urge world leaders to join

One year ago, the U.S. was the deadliest hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the cancellation of the Group of Seven summit it was due to host. Now, the U.S. is emerging as a model for how to suc...

Biden lays out US vax donations, urges world leaders to join

ST. IVES, England (AP) — President Joe Biden urged global leaders Thursday to join him in sharing coronavirus vaccines with struggling nations around the world after he promised the U.S. would donate ...

Taipei clinic fined NT$2 million for giving vaccines to ineligible people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A clinic in Taipei is to receive the maximum fine for giving COVID-19 vaccines to persons who are not from groups eligible to receive the jabs. During a press conferenc...

Taiwan in talks to join contract manufacturing market for vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeking to make mRNA vaccines via contract manufacturing or licensing agreements secured from global pharmaceutical companies as the country struggles with a vac...

China alleges Taiwan plan to supply allies from own vaccine stockpile during shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has accused the Taiwan government of secretly planning to dip into its vaccine stockpile to supply diplomatic allies despite the nation’s own desperate vaccine...

1st batch of US vaccines doses to benefit Taiwan's 'most vulnerable': AIT

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)— The American Institute in Taiwan ( AIT) announced Friday (June 4) that the U.S.' forthcoming vaccine aid will go to the most at-risk groups in Taiwan. The White House...

India urges caution as cities gradually reopen

India's capital New Delhi is preparing for its coronavirus infection to peak at around 37,000 cases daily in the coming days as the city begins to ease restrictions, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

Exodus: Thousands of Taiwanese flying to US to get vaccinated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Overseas Taiwanese who returned last year to escape the pandemic are now rushing back to the U.S. to flee the outbreak in Taiwan and get vaccinated. Airlines in Taiwan ...

Former KMT lawmaker condemned for jumping Taiwan’s COVID vaccination line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Former Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Huang Chao-shun (黃昭順) has sparked a backlash by jumping Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccination line in Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohs...

Taiwan’s Nantou pushes nation to allow Chinese BioNTech vaccine purchases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nantou County Commissioner Lin Ming-chen (林明溱) on Wednesday (May 26) called on the central government to allow the county to independently purchase Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine...

India: Delhi COVID lockdown may ease by May 31

The chief minister of Delhi, India's capital, announced on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions would be relaxed next week if new cases continued to see a downward trend. "If cases continue to ...

Honduras warns Taiwan of diplomatic fallout over vaccine shortage: FT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s remaining 15 diplomatic allies, Honduras, continues to inch closer to China in the hope of gaining access to COVID-19 vaccines. In remarks made to...

EU says patent waiver idea misses point of vaccine shortage

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders said Friday that the most pressing impediments to COVID-19 vaccine supplies are not intellectual property rights but export bans and production capacity i...

Personal ties: Harris' family in India grapples with COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who g...