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Newly dug, empty graves fill the Sao Luiz cemetery where COVID-19 victims will be buried in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine

Jun. 4, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A vaccine summit has raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestled with how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly. The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent...

In this April 2014 photo provided by the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, a researcher holds a ferret at their facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2020, the lab is working with 300 ferrets developing a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine candidate and testing other vaccine candidates and therapeutics. (VIDO-InterVac at the University of Saskatchewan via AP)

Monkeys, ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

Jun. 2, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions: How much must the shots rev up someone’s immune system to really work? And could revving it the wrong way cause harm? Even as companies recruit tens of thousands of people for larger vaccine studies this summer, behind the...

Coty, Beyond Meat rise; Pfizer, Gilead Sciences fall

Jun. 1, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Coty Inc., up 76 cents to $4.39. The maker of Clairol is selling a majority stake in its hair care business to investment firm KKR. Gilead Sciences Inc., down $2.67 to $75.16. The latest results from the biotechnology company's...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 29, 2020. Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia shares fall as US-China tensions douse rally on Wall St

May. 28, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. Benchmarks declined in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney but rose in Shanghai. Investors are nervously awaiting a news conference about China by President Donald Trump later in...

President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate in COVID-19 fight

May. 8, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate closely in COVID-19 fight....

In this screen grab from video issued by Britain's Oxford University, a volunteer is injected with either an experimental COVID-19 vaccine or a comparison shot as part of the first human trials in the U.K. to test a potential vaccine, led by Oxford University in England on April 25, 2020. About 100 research groups around the world are pursuing vaccines against the coronavirus, with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start. (University of Oxford via AP)

COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

May. 4, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups...

New York City police officers stand by at the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The New York Police Department notified the state Department of Health, which oversees funeral homes. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The Latest: India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown

Apr. 30, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown, may relax...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, several dozen mothballed Delta Air Lines jets are parked at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo.  Investors are now getting their first look at companies navigating the coronavirus pandemic. A clearer snapshot of the business landscape should start to formulate by keeping an eye on the busiest week of the earnings season as many companies are reporting earnings on Tuesday, April 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Earnings season is in full swing and uncertainty is certain

Apr. 28, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The most active week of the earnings season is on and the rush of quarterly reports Tuesday, 39 in all, captured the maneuvering of companies from almost every sector as they feel their way through an unprecedented economic shockwave. Companies are being affected in different ways but if there's a common theme,...

This Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, photo shows the Pfizer company logo at the company's headquarters in New York.  Pfizer said, Tuesday, April 28, 2020,  the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting its patient testing of experimental drugs and will reduce revenue significantly in the second quarter, but its manufacturing plants are running normally. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Pfizer 1Q sales and profit down, but it maintains 2020 views

Apr. 28, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Drugmaker Pfizer said the COVID-19 pandemic will reduce its second-quarter sales, as quarantines around the world are reducing visits to doctors — by patients with chronic conditions, parents bringing in kids needing shots and the company's sales representatives. The world’s biggest prescription...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo a ventilator is displayed during a news conference at the New York City Emergency Management Warehouse, where 400 ventilators have arrived and will be distributed. As hospitals scour the country for scarce ventilators to treat critically ill patients stricken by the new coronavirus, pharmacists are beginning to sound an alarm that could become just as urgent: Drugs that go hand in hand with ventilators are running low even as demand is surging. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Next potential shortage: Drugs needed to run ventilators

Apr. 10, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As hospitals scour the country for scarce ventilators to treat critically ill patients stricken by the new coronavirus, pharmacists are beginning to sound an alarm that could become just as urgent: Drugs that go hand in hand with ventilators are running low even as demand is surging....