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Today in History: July 14, the storming of the Bastille

Jul. 14, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 14, the 196th day of 2024. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and...

The US will pay Moderna $176 million to develop an mRNA pandemic flu vaccine

Jul. 02, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

The U.S. government will pay the vaccine maker Moderna $176 million to accelerate development of a pandemic influenza vaccine that could be used to treat bird flu in people, as concern grows about cases in dairy cows across the country, federal officials announced Tuesday. Moderna...

Tesla, Archer Aviation rise; Eli Lilly falls, Tuesday, 7/2/2024

Jul. 02, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Tuesday: Paramount Global, up 58 cents to $10.72. Digital-media conglomerate IAC is reportedly considering a bid to take control of the owner of CBS and Paramount Studio. ...

US will pay vaccine maker Moderna $176 million to develop an mRNA-based pandemic flu vaccine

Jul. 02, 2024 10:31 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US will pay vaccine maker Moderna $176 million to develop an mRNA-based pandemic flu vaccine.

As COVID-19 ticks up in some places, US health officials recommend a fall vaccination campaign

Jun. 27, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With fresh COVID-19 cases bubbling up in some parts of the country, health officials are setting course for a fall vaccination campaign. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended new shots for all Americans this fall. ...

US health officials strengthen endorsement of RSV shots for oldest Americans

Jun. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday made a stronger endorsement for RSV vaccinations for people 75 and older, but offered a narrower recommendation for people 60 to 74. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accepted the recommendations from a...

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Connecticut law that eliminated religious vaccination exemption

Jun. 24, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to a 2021 Connecticut law that eliminated the state’s longstanding religious exemption from childhood immunization requirements for schools, colleges and day care facilities. The justices did not comment in...

Supreme Court rejects COVID-19 vaccine appeals from nonprofit founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Jun. 24, 2024 10:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected two appeals related to COVID-19 vaccines from Children’s Health Defense, the anti-vaccine nonprofit founded by independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The justices did not comment in letting stand rulings...

More African nations focus on HPV vaccination against cervical cancer, but hesitancy remains

Jun. 24, 2024 00:44 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Yunusa Bawa spends a lot of time talking about the vaccine for the human papillomavirus that is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer. But on most days, only two or three people allow their daughters to be vaccinated in the rural part of Nigeria where he works....

Macron and African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

Jun. 20, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined several African leaders on Thursday to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate the rollout of vaccines in Africa, after the coronavirus pandemic exposed gaping inequalities in access to them. The launch of the African...