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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Sep. 18, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Aided by Spanish-speaking “health promoters” and Black pastors, a...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

Scientific Games; Nvidia rise; Marathon Oil, Hologic fall

Sep. 14, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Monday: Oracle Corp., up $2.46 to $59.46. TikTok's owner chose the software giant to help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S. Pfizer Inc., up 94 cents to $37.01. The drug developer and partner BioNTech plan to expand their...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 12, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Jason Miller, adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign; Symone Sanders, adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” —...

In this photo taken Friday, June 5, 2020, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki beach in Honolulu. Hawaii faces unpleasant options for addressing a dramatic decline in tax revenues precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of the state's tourism industry. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Illinois university quarantines all student body

Sep. 8, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. — Bradley University in central Illinois is requiring its entire student body to quarantine for two weeks because of clusters of COVID-19 on campus and is reverting to remote learning, officials announced Tuesday. Officials of the private university said they have linked a spike of the...

FILE - In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, the top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against the new coronavirus said that they will stick to the highest ethical and scientific standards in testing and manufacturing and will make the well-being of those getting vaccinated their top priority. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Companies testing vaccines pledge safety, high standards

Sep. 8, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

The top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against the new coronavirus signed an unprecedented pledge meant to boost public confidence in any approved vaccines. The companies said Tuesday that they will stick to the highest ethical and scientific standards in testing and...

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead, right, gives volunteer Melissa Harting, of Harpersville, N.Y., an injection as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y.  A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 — two days before the election — has met, not with exhilaration, but with suspicion among public health experts and others. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Sep. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 — two days before the election — has been met, not with exhilaration, but with suspicion among some public health...

A restaurant prepares delivery meal orders during lockdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency

Sep. 1, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new COVID-10 infections dipped to 95. The Victorian Parliament’s upper chamber passed legislation by a 20-19 vote to extend the state of...

President Donald Trump walks from Air Force One as he arrives at Waukegan National Airport before attending a series of events in Kenosha, WI, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Waukegan, IL. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

US says it won't join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine

Sep. 1, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine because it does not want to be constrained by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization. The decision to go it alone, first...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, laboratory technicians work at the mAbxience biopharmaceutical company on an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and the laboratory AstraZeneca in Garin, Argentina. AstraZeneca announced Monday, Aug. 31, its vaccine candidate has entered the final testing stage in the U.S. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Third virus vaccine reaches major hurdle: final US testing

Sep. 1, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

A handful of the dozens of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in human testing have reached the last and biggest hurdle — looking for the needed proof that they really work as a U.S. advisory panel suggested Tuesday a way to ration the first limited doses once a vaccine wins approval. AstraZeneca announced...