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Cuba rolls out mass vaccines while awaiting study results

May. 14, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The jab didn't even hurt, and Mabel Aguilera figures it may finally let her see granddaughters on the other side of Cuba who she hasn't glimpsed during many months of pandemic restrictions. “Sometimes I thought I wouldn't be able to stand not seeing my...

Teen shares her vaccine trial experience to encourage others

May. 09, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On the outside, Emma-Kate Stibler is like any other active 13-year-old. She plays volleyball, swims competitively, golfs, skis and enjoys summer camp with her friends. However, that all changed when COVID-19 cases spread across the country in 2020. ...

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

May. 07, 2021 14:24 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: ___ COVID-19 vaccine...

Russia approves single-dose version of Sputnik V vaccine

May. 06, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities gave regulatory approval Thursday to a single-dose version of the country's Sputnik V vaccine, arguing that the move could accelerate the process of achieving herd immunity against the coronavirus. Named Sputnik Light, the new version...

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

Apr. 30, 2021 13:55 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: ___ VP Harris’ book...

Chinese companies considers mixing vaccines, booster shots

Apr. 28, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese vaccine makers are looking at mixing their jabs and whether a booster shot could help better protect against COVID-19. Sinovac and Sinopharm, the two Chinese manufacturers that combined have exported hundreds of millions of doses all over...

Indonesia satisfied with effectiveness of Chinese vaccine

Apr. 12, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesia's government says it is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine it has been using, after China’s top disease control official acknowledged that current vaccines offer low protection against the virus. Siti Nadia...

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain LatAm foothold

Apr. 12, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia has been trying to get its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V into Brazilian arms for months, and been repeatedly frustrated by legal, regulatory and possibly even diplomatic obstacles. That began to change as the South American nation played...

Top Chinese official admits vaccines have low effectiveness

Apr. 12, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top disease control official, in a rare acknowledgement, said current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them is among strategies being considered to boost their effectiveness. China has distributed hundreds of...

UW-Madison program to study psychoactive drugs in treatment

Apr. 10, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new master’s degree program starting this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will prepare students for careers studying the therapeutic effects of psychoactive drugs to treat mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...