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Putin tests experimental nasal vaccine against COVID-19

Nov. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after he received his booster shot. Russia is facing its worst surge of infections and deaths since the pandemic began and is struggling...

Egypt announces clinical trials of its own COVID-19 vaccine

Nov. 14, 2021 14:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s national research body said Sunday that it will start clinical trials for a domestically made coronavirus vaccine. The country’s acting health minister, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, told reporters at a press conference that it is launching clinical...

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

Nov. 05, 2021 13:46 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: ___ Despite false...

Child vaccinations begin in California with toys and gifts

Nov. 03, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Scavenger hunts and blow-up animals greeted children at some of California’s vaccination sites Wednesday as children aged 5 to 11 got their first COVID-19 shots a day after the federal government approved kid-size doses of the vaccinations. One...

Drug companies win in California opioid crisis lawsuit

Nov. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has ruled for top drug manufacturers as local governments seek billions of dollars to cover their costs from the nation’s opioid epidemic. Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter Wilson issued a tentative ruling on Monday that...

CEO to use her sickle cell clinical trial finder on herself

Oct. 31, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Beverley Francis-Gibson found the process of finding good information about sickle cell disease clinical trials to be timely, cumbersome and frustrating. That’s why the president and CEO of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America — based...

China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

Oct. 25, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks. China becomes one of the very few countries in...

During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic

Oct. 16, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation. Even mundane things, like a trip to the grocery store, were...

UK to offer new vaccine shots to Novavax trial volunteers

Oct. 08, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Friday that it will offer new vaccinations to thousands of people who volunteered for trials of the Novavax coronavirus vaccine, which hasn't yet been approved for use in any country. Around 15,000 people in the U.K. got Novavax shots as...

Africa welcomes new malaria vaccine as a 'game-changer'

Oct. 07, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African health officials are optimistic that the world’s first malaria vaccine endorsed by the World Health Organization will “dramatically change” the way the continent of 1.3 billion people fights the disease. The new malaria vaccine is...