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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, a worker inspects syringes of a vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing. China approved two new more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use Thursday, adding to its growing arsenal of shots: one from CanSino Biologics, and a second one from state-owned Sinopharm. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Asia Today: 1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong KongSouth Korea has administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines, launching a mass immunization campaign health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A nurse prepares for the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at nursing home in Goyang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. South Korea on Friday administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must waitSouth Korea has administered its first coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A woman wearing face mask sits in the bleachers of a football pitch after reopening in Hong Kong Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations with Sinovac jabHong Kong began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 million residents
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FDA Drops Ultra-Cold Storage Rule for Pfizer VaccineThe Food and Drug Administration made distribution of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine easier on Thursday by decreeing it can be stored in regular freezer temperatures after all. The agency had required the vaccine be kept at minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 112 degrees, the Hill reports. That was a...
Newser6 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 file photo, people wait in line at a mass vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York. This FEMA run site, along with another in Brooklyn, gives priority to local residents in an effort to equitably distribute the vaccine. Researchers have flagged another mutated version of the coronavirus spreading in New York but experts say it’s too soon to know if the variant will be problematic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)
New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concernScientists have identified a mutated version of the coronavirus spreading in New York
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, a meatless burger patty called Beyond Burger by Beyond Meat is displayed at a grocery store in Richmond, Va. Plant-based food company Beyond Meat will be partnering with several major fast food chains in the coming years to expand offerings that could eventually include plant-based burgers, chalupas or toppings on a stuffed-crust pizza. They announced on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, distribution agreements with McDonald's as well as with Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
McPlant and more: Beyond Meat inks McDonald's, Yum dealsPlant-based food company Beyond Meat will be partnering with several fast-food chains in the coming years to expand to products that could eventually include a plant-based burger, chalupa or toppings on a stuffed-crust pizza
The Associated Press8 hours ago
CDC: Be Careful in GymsAfter coronavirus outbreaks at gyms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned users to be careful—while pointing out a few factors that increase the risk at fitness centers. The virus spread quickly during high-intensity workout classes at gyms in Chicago and Honolulu, the New York Times reports....
Newser9 hours ago
Health workers carry doses of China's Sinovac Corona Vac vaccine for COVID-19 to give seniors in their homes as part of a vaccination program for the house-bound elderly in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 250,000
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Hold it! Belgian govt warns against using its own free masksTen months after promising free cloth facemasks to protect all Belgians from COVID-19, the country’s government is having second thoughts — warning they could be dangerous and shouldn’t be used
The Associated Press10 hours ago
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting of the National Governors Association, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in officeDays after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine in the Harlem section of New York, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Rev. Al Sharpton and other community leaders were vaccinated at NYC Health + Hospitals Harlem Hospital as part of an effort to increase vaccine education in communities of color. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Things to Know: US Hospitalizations plunge, but still highThe number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Anita Grohmann puts on her PPE next to a balloon delivered to a patient in a COVID-19 unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. The U.S. has seen a dramatic turnaround since December and January, when hospitals were teeming with patients after holiday gatherings and pandemic fatigue caused a surge in cases and deaths.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at lastThe number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has plummeted by 80,000 in six weeks, and 17% of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of vaccine
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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