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FILE - This April 26, 2017 file photo shows the Eli Lilly & Co. corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It’s the first major study to show that it may prevent disease. The drugmaker said participants who got the drug had up to a 57% lower risk of getting COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Jan. 21, 2021 2:03 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It's the first major study to show such a treatment may prevent illness in a group that has been devastated by the pandemic. ...

People wait in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The first people arrived around 2:30 a.m. for the chance to be vaccinated at one of the few sites that does not require an appointment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: US Chamber of Commerce likes Biden's virus plan

Jan. 21, 2021 1:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON — The largest business lobbying group in the U.S. is supporting President Joe Biden’s early moves to confront the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief policy officer Neil Bradley says Biden is correct in his assessment that controlling the coronavirus is the key to...

Bangladeshi drugmaker acquiring country's Sanofi subsidiary

Jan. 21, 2021 1:35 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A leading Bangladeshi drugmaker is acquiring a majority stake in French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi’s subsidiary in Bangladesh at a base price of more than $48 million, an official statement said late Thursday. Sanofi, which has been in Bangladesh for more than 60 years as...

Governor vaccinated; AG probes hospital vaccine distribution

Jan. 21, 2021 1:17 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general is reviewing whether the state's largest hospital operators are properly distributing COVID vaccines. The Providence Journal reports state Attorney General Peter Neronha's office has been in contact with the state Department of Health regarding the...

Smoke rises from the Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker that is manufacturing the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine for the coronavirus, in Pune, India, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 21, 2021 8:37 AM EST

PUNE, India (AP) — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, an Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van in Boston.   Amazon wants to help President Joe Biden in trying to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office.
The CEO of Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer division, Dave Clark, said in a letter to Biden that the company has a deal with a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to give vaccines on-site at its facilities.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Jan. 21, 2021 8:08 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office. “We are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and...

Former leader of the dissolved Future Forward Party Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Thanathorn was charged with defaming Thailand’s monarchy by questioning the government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines is standing by his comments and saying the nation deserves more transparency.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Ousted Thai politician defends vaccine procurement criticism

Jan. 21, 2021 7:11 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A popular ousted politician charged with defaming Thailand’s monarchy for questioning the government’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement stood by his comments Thursday and said the nation deserves more transparency. The government filed charges on Wednesday accusing Thanathorn...

From left, Bobbi Furlong, Carol Flaker, and Becky McAdams of New Jersey show the paper numbers that reserve their place in line to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at International High School in Paterson, N.J., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Paterson's mayor called on the federal government to provide New Jersey with more coronavirus vaccines as the city's walk-in site again drew several hundred people, some of whom had lined up at 4:30 a.m. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Biden's COVID-19 plan: Masks, testing, more vaccine supplies

Jan. 21, 2021 5:38 AM EST

A day after being sworn in, President Joe Biden is rolling out a national strategy to fight COVID-19, reopen the nation's schools and restart the U.S. economy. His plan calls for an expansion of coronavirus testing, accelerated vaccine distribution and new action to prepare for future biological threats. The plan...

A van stands parked waiting to transport AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccines, manufactured under license by Serum Institute of India, at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. India sent 1 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Nepal on Thursday, a gift that is likely to help repair strained ties between the two neighbors. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

India gives 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal

Jan. 21, 2021 5:20 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — India sent 1 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Nepal on Thursday, a gift that is likely to help repair strained ties between the two neighbors. Nepal health minister Hridayesh Tripathi said the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, manufactured under license by Serum...

Fire hits factory belonging to Serum Institute of India, world's largest vaccine maker; COVID-19 vaccine not affected

Jan. 21, 2021 5:17 AM EST
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fire hits factory belonging to Serum Institute of India, world's largest vaccine maker; COVID-19 vaccine not affected.