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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Slow to start, China now vaccinating at a staggering pace

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In the span of just five days last month, China gave out 100 million shots of its COVID-19 vaccines. After a slow...

Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese...

Physician warns Tokyo Olympics could spread variants

TOKYO — A physician representing a Japanese medical body warned Thursday that holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics in two months could lead to the...

UK accused of reintroducing virus restrictions on the sly

LONDON — The British government faced accusations Tuesday that it was reintroducing local lockdowns on the sly after it published new guidelines for eight...

India virus death toll passes 300,000, 3rd highest in world

NEW DELHI — India crossed another grim milestone Monday with more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus, while a devastating surge of infections...

WTO chief calls for diversification of vaccine production

BRUSSELS — The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday it is of paramount importance to diversify vaccine manufacturing and to have more...

Restrictions reimposed as virus resurges in much of Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taxi drivers are starved for customers, weddings are suddenly canceled, schools are closed, and restaurant service is restricted across much of...

Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in...

UK races to test, vaccinate as virus variant threatens plans

LONDON — British health workers, aided by the army, distributed coronavirus tests door-to-door Saturday in two towns in northern England, seeking to contain a...

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...
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