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Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

May. 08, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his...

Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

May. 07, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his...

The Latest: Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective

May. 07, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health. Among the 242 so-called “vaccine breakthrough...

EXPLAINER: Why patents on COVID vaccines are so contentious

May. 06, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

The Biden administration’s call to lift patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor parts of the world get more doses has drawn praise from some countries and health advocates. But it has run into resistance from the pharmaceutical industry and others, who say...

Democrats must find narrow path to curb high medicine prices

May. 03, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they've been pushing for nearly 20 years only to encounter frustration. But they still lack a clear...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden skews record on migrants; GOP on virus

Apr. 29, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a swipe at his predecessor, President Joe Biden gave a distorted account of the historical forces driving migrants to the U.S. border, glossing over the multitudes who were desperate to escape poverty in their homelands when he was vice president. ...

The Latest: In GOP response, Scott says US isn't racist

Apr. 28, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress (all times local): 11 p.m. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has used the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress to vow that “America is...

Text of Biden's first address to joint session of Congress

Apr. 28, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

Text of President Joe Biden's first address to a join session of Congress, as provided by the White House: Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time. The First Lady. The...

Biden to propose free preschool, as speech details emerge

Apr. 27, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan being unveiled Wednesday in an address to Congress. The administration...

FDA to scrutinize unproven cancer drugs after 10-year gap

Apr. 25, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each year the U.S. approves dozens of new uses for cancer drugs based on early signs that they can shrink or slow the spread of tumors. But how often do those initial results translate into longer, healthier lives for patients? ...