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Israel rolls out new omicron-tailored COVID-19 vaccines

Sep. 22, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday began administering doses of coronavirus vaccines tailored to fight the highly infectious omicron variant as its health authorities urged at-risk groups and those over 65 to get the shot. The rollout of the new vaccine follows Israel's...

Asia shares rise on US rally ahead of expected Fed rate hike

Sep. 20, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday, after Wall Street closed higher on a late buying spree following recent losses as investors await another interest rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Markets have been jittery over whether the Fed’s plan to cool the hottest...

US stocks rise ahead of expected interest rate hike by Fed

Sep. 19, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

A choppy day of trading on Wall Street ended with stocks closing higher Monday as investors brace for another big interest rate increase this week from the Federal Reserve. The indexes swayed between modest gains and losses for much of the day before a burst of buying in the final...

UK to begin rollout of new COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Sep. 03, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. will begin its autumn COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the coming weeks after authorizing booster shots made by Pfizer and Moderna that have been modified to target both the original virus and the widely circulating omicron variant. The Medicines and...

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

Sep. 02, 2022 12:35 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: ___ Posts misrepresent Biden 2020...

CDC endorses updated COVID boosters, shots to begin soon

Sep. 01, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed updated COIVD-19 boosters, opening the way for a fall vaccination campaign that could blunt a winter surge if enough Americans roll up their sleeves. The new boosters targeting today's most common omicron strains...

US clears updated COVID boosters targeting newest variants

Aug. 31, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today’s most common omicron strain. Shots could begin within days. The move by the Food and Drug Administration tweaks the recipe of shots made by Pfizer and rival...

First lady Jill Biden tests negative for COVID after rebound

Aug. 29, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday and will return to Washington on Tuesday, nearly a week after she came down with a “rebound” case of the coronavirus. Her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, announced the negative test in...

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

Aug. 29, 2022 13:28 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: ___ Congress didn’t exempt its...

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine patents

Aug. 26, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna is suing Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing its main competitors of copying Moderna’s technology in order to make their own vaccine. Moderna said Friday that Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine Comirnaty infringes on patents Moderna filed...