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Russia OKs testing combination of Sputnik, AstraZeneca shots

Jul. 27, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's health officials have given a go-ahead to testing a combination of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot and the single-dose version of the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccine, according to the country's registry of approved clinical trials. The...

Australian city Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown

Jul. 26, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday with the Victoria state government declaring it had beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant for a second time. The five-day...

Moderna expanding kids vaccine study to better assess safety

Jul. 26, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moderna said Monday it plans to expand the size of its COVID-19 vaccine study in younger children to better detect rare side effects, such as a type of heart inflammation recently flagged by U.S. health authorities. The company said it is in talks with...

Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria

Jul. 26, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria. The Germany-based company, which developed the first widely approved coronavirus shot together with U.S. partner Pfizer,...

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

Jul. 24, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19. Caretakers noticed that Ramil, a 9-year-old male snow leopard, had a cough and runny nose on Thursday. Later, two separate tests of his stool confirmed the presence of the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

Jul. 23, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot. The governors of...

Earnings scheduled for the week of 7/26/2021

Jul. 23, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

Major companies tentatively scheduled to post quarterly earnings next week: MONDAY, July 26 Tesla Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close. TUESDAY, July 27 United Parcel Service Inc....

In venue fit for head of state, Japan PM seeks Pfizer doses

Jul. 23, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister met with Pfizer's CEO in an unusually high-profile setting Friday to make sure the drugmaker would deliver the COVID-19 vaccine as promised by this fall as the nation faces supply concerns and a growing outbreak. Pfizer Inc. CEO...

COVID surge: Steve Scalise, Little Freddie King vaccinated

Jul. 22, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A once-reluctant blues musician and a powerful Louisiana congressman are among those who have recently rolled up their sleeves amid climbing COVID-19 infections and an urgent push to increase the number of people vaccinated in the state. House...