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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Apr. 12, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -- this time, shots tweaked to guard against a worrisome mutated version of the virus. Make no mistake: The vaccines currently being rolled out across the U.S. offer strong protection....

The Latest: Romanians protest restrictions as cases top 1M

Apr. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

After delays, South Africa announces mass vaccination drive

Apr. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After a false start and an unconventional test run, South Africa on Friday announced the launch of its mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 with a goal of inoculating more than 40 million people by February next year. “We have now secured...

Australia to buy extra 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

Apr. 09, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said Friday that it has finalized a deal to buy an extra 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine as it rapidly pivots away from its earlier plan to rely mainly on the AstraZeneca vaccine. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the...

Louisiana launches statewide COVID-19 vaccine call center

Apr. 08, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana on Thursday opened a coronavirus vaccine hotline to help people schedule immunization appointments and to connect those reluctant about getting the shot to medical professionals who can answer questions. The hotline, reachable at...

Australia halts AstraZeneca vaccine for most people under 50

Apr. 08, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Thursday become the latest country to restrict use of the AstraZeneca vaccine by recommending that it not be given to people under age 50. The announcement came after Australian drug regulators held a series of urgent meetings...

Asia Today: Modi gets 2nd vaccine dose as India hits record

Apr. 08, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country hit another peak Thursday with 126,789 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. “Vaccination is among the few ways we have to defeat the virus. If you are...

Lamont, Baker tout similar plans to curb high drug costs

Apr. 06, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

The Democratic governor of Connecticut and the Republican governor of Massachusetts joined forces Tuesday to publicly pitch similar legislative proposals for curbing prescription drug costs, plans that would financially penalize drug manufacturers for excessive price increases. ...

Whitmer gets COVID-19 vaccine alongside teen daughter

Apr. 06, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer got her first COVID-19 vaccine shot Tuesday, touting it as the most effective way to protect people and to return Michigan to normalcy. The governor, 49, was vaccinated at Ford Field's mass clinic alongside her 19-year-old daughter,...