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How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Apr. 22, 2021 03:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don't know yet because they're still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how...

Japan prepares for 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka areas

Apr. 21, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government is preparing to announce a third state of emergency in Tokyo and the western metropolitan area around Osaka following requests from local leaders who say current measures are failing to curb a rapid rise in coronavirus infections. Prime...

Thailand gov't negotiating to buy Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Apr. 20, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, under intense criticism for failing to secure adequate supplies of coronavirus vaccines, said Tuesday his government is negotiating to buy 5 million to 10 million doses from U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer. ...

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Gandhi, 50, said in a tweet on Tuesday that “All those who’ve been in contact...

Tour plans to make non-vaccinated golfers pay for COVID test

Apr. 19, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The PGA Tour is telling its players they will not have to be tested for the coronavirus if they are vaccinated, and those who aren't will have to pay for their own tests starting this summer. In a memo sent to players Monday, the tour strongly encouraged them to get...

Germany expects vaccine deliveries to ramp up in 2nd quarter

Apr. 19, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister on Monday welcomed the announcement by two pharmaeutical companies that they will deliver more coronavirus vaccines during the second quarter than previously predicted. The Germany company BioNTech, which developed the first...

Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark quickly lost early gains and fell 0.1% to 29,642.79, the first market reaction after a summit by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga...

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Apr. 18, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up his country's inoculation drive, which lags behind many other nations. Suga, after holding talks with President Joe...

S&P 500 hits another record, marks 4th weekly gain in a row

Apr. 16, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Stocks added to their recent gains Friday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, led by gains in companies that rely directly on consumer spending, health care stocks and banks, which benefited from higher...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

Apr. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives — free eggs, store coupons and discounts on groceries and...