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Friday, May 14, 2021

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting...

Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics

GENEVA — A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should...

Younger adolescents get ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine

MISSION, Kan. — Parents, schools and vaccine clinics rushed to begin inoculating younger adolescents Tuesday after U.S. regulators endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children...

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12,...

As cases grow, India’s vaccination campaign falters

BENGALURU, India — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the...

EU proposes joint approach to develop COVID-19 drugs

BRUSSELS — The European Commission proposed Thursday that EU nations join forces to develop and deploy COVID-19 drugs across the 27-nation bloc. In addition to...

Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and older

TORONTO — Canadian health officials said Wednesday they have become the first to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages as young as 12. Dr. Supriya...

Australian cricketers in limbo after India’s IPL postponed

SYDNEY — At least 38 Australians involved in the Indian Premier League are in limbo after the lucrative cricket tournament was suddenly postponed because...

Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans...

Why India’s pandemic data is vastly undercounted

Even after more than a year of devastating coronavirus surges across the world, the intensity and scale of India's current crisis stands out, with...
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