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Dallas Morning News names Melinda Gates 'Texan of the Year'

Jan. 2, 2021 11:25 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The editorial board of The Dallas Morning News announced Saturday that it has picked philanthropist Melinda Gates as its “Texan of the Year,” in part for her work to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. Gates, a 54-year-old Dallas native, is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda...

A worker inspects syringes of a vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. With rich countries snapping up supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, some parts of the world may have to rely on Chinese-developed shots to conquer the outbreak. The question: Will they work? (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?

Dec. 25, 2020 12:06 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With rich countries snapping up supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, some parts of the world may have to rely on Chinese-developed shots to try to conquer the outbreak. The question: Will they work? There is no outward reason to believe they won’t, but China has a history of vaccine...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 18, 2020 3:47 PM EST

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Bipartisan interest in helping restaurants welcomed, but federal help needed The Day Dec. 17 There is bipartisan interest in helping Connecticut’s restaurants and bars survive and get to the other side...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, nurse Danielle Smith shows indentations on her face while working in a COVID-19 unit at El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, Calif. The COVID-19 vaccines are coming as the situation grows more dire by the day nationwide and in California, with the holiday season well underway. Priority will be to inoculate health care workers on the front lines of a pandemic that has infected more than 16 million people and claimed nearly 298,000 lives in the U.S. alone. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Latest: COVID-19 vaccine begins arriving in Canada

Dec. 13, 2020 8:47 PM EST

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials have arrived in Canada. Trudeau tweeted a picture of them being taken off a plane. Canada’s health regulator approved the vaccine made by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech last...

Donations soar but nonprofits still struggle with pandemic

Dec. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The American spirit of generosity this holiday season may be no match for the coronavirus. Despite record amounts of charitable donations this year, the effects of the pandemic are suffocating nonprofits across the country as organizations face soaring costs and demand for help, yet are...

Medial workers carry a patient infected with the coronavirus onto an ambulance at an elderly care facility in Ulsan, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. South Korea's health minister said Monday that the Seoul metropolitan area is now a

WHO tries to bolster fragile funding with new foundation CEO

Dec. 7, 2020 9:04 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Hoping to strengthen its funding, the World Health Organization is appointing a CEO to a foundation intended to bring in more private donations, which should leave the global health body less vulnerable if a country withdraws or cuts funding as the United States did. Anil Soni will join the...