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Stephen Taren, who owns Wet Paint Printing + Design in Wilkes-Barre, puts his arm around a life-sized cutout of Joe Biden with Dr. Anthony Fauci, right, and former President Obama, Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

US to join global coronavirus vaccine program

Jan. 21, 2021 4:36 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci says U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday will order the United States to support projects to deploy COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics to people in need around the world. Fauci also says the United States will cease reducing U.S. staff counts at the World...

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US will join World Health Organization project to deploy vaccines around the world

Jan. 21, 2021 4:26 AM EST
GENEVA (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US will join World Health Organization project to deploy vaccines around the world.
Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Global shares mostly up on optimism for stimulus from Biden

Jan. 21, 2021 3:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden's administration will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy, starting a recovery that's crucial for the...

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Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Jan. 21, 2021 3:01 AM EST

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched? Health officials say both doses should be of the same vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines rolling out in the United States, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world so far require two shots given a few weeks apart. In the U.S. where Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are...

People sit and relax after receiving their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination at Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Salisbury Cathedral opened its doors for the second time as a venue for the Sarum South Primary Care Network COVID-19 Local Vaccination Service. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

Jan. 21, 2021 2:41 AM EST

SALISBURY, England (AP) — David Halls isn’t a doctor, nurse or ambulance driver, but he wanted to contribute in the fight against COVID-19. So he did what he does best: He sat down on the bench beside at Salisbury Cathedral’s historic organ and began to play. Halls is one of the many people...

Nurse Brianne Stockman, left, prepares to draw some blood from study participant Lani Muller in a mobile medical unit parked in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. With more vaccines in the pipeline, scientists worry whether enough volunteers will join and stick with the testing needed to prove if they, too, really work. To help, researchers in more than a dozen spots around the country are rolling out mobile health clinics to better reach minority participants and people in rural areas who might not otherwise volunteer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

Jan. 21, 2021 1:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lani Muller doesn’t have to visit a doctor’s office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine — she just climbs into a bloodmobile-like van that parks on a busy street near her New York City neighborhood. The U.S. is rightly fixated on the chaotic rollout of the...

People wait in their vehicles to monitor for adverse reactions to the shot, after being vaccinated at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site outside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. California has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections, according to a tally Monday by Johns Hopkins University.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Despite illnesses, California says virus vaccine can be used

Jan. 21, 2021 1:23 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California said it's safe to immediately begin using a batch of coronavirus vaccine doses after health officials urged a halt to injections and held a review because several people fell ill. Wednesday's decision frees up more than 300,000 doses to counties, cities and hospitals...

The 73 crosses signifying COVID-19 deaths in Nevada County, sit on the hill next to Old Barn Storage Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Grass Valley, Calif. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

California: OK to use Moderna vaccine after illness reports

Jan. 21, 2021 12:59 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday said it’s safe to resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccine after some people fell ill and a halt to injections was recommended. The decision frees up more than 300,000 doses to counties, cities and hospitals struggling to obtain supplies....

A Sri Lankan airport worker stands next to a thermal scanner inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Sri Lanka's tourism minister said that the airports in the country will be reopened for tourists according to health guidelines from Jan.21. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closing

Jan. 20, 2021 11:56 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s action Thursday is seen as an effort to revive the island nation’s tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the...

California says OK to resume using batch of Moderna vaccine after reports of illness.

Jan. 20, 2021 11:11 PM EST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California says OK to resume using batch of Moderna vaccine after reports of illness.