Travellers Vaccinated With Indian Vaccine May Be Unable to Enter EU Countries

<p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca&rsquo;s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European destination of their choice. They were wrong.&nbsp;</p><p>The couple &mdash; and millions of o...
2021-07-13 22:34:34 +0000

Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19

A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19. Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say. On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook s...
2021-07-12 23:41:46 +0000

This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses...
2021-06-14 17:54:29 +0000

US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids

<p>The 9-year-old twins didn&rsquo;t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer&rsquo;s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Sparkles make everything better,&rdquo; declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to mak...
2021-03-27 00:25:31 +0000

EU: Doctors, Nurses, Elderly Rolled Up Their Sleeves to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

ROME (AP) — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care crisis in a century. Weeks after the U.S....
2020-12-27 21:41:01 +0000

Germany Behind Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine, Not U.S.

It’s said that success has many authors, and the encouraging data from Pfizer Inc.’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine had plenty of people in Washington lining up to take credit. Vice President Mike Pence was among Trump administration officials saying support from the government’s Operation Warp Sp...
2020-12-13 21:50:37 +0000

Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates m...
2020-12-01 00:31:56 +0000

Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

(Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place fr...
2020-11-28 18:23:42 +0000

Europe Is Moving Quickly to Roll COVID-19 Vaccine Out

LONDON (AP) — With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April. Even before regulators have approved a single vaccine, the U.K. and countries across ...
2020-11-25 16:02:23 +0000

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End COVID-19 Crisis Right Away

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again ...
2020-11-25 04:36:49 +0000

Biden to Move Ahead with Vaccine Makers Despite Delayed Handoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. That delayed handoff is especially problematic during a public health...
2020-11-16 17:26:04 +0000

UK Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of w...
2020-07-20 19:18:54 +0000

US Announces COVID-19 Vaccine with Encouraging Results

WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday. Study volunteers given either a low or medium dose of the vaccine by Cambr...
2020-05-18 18:31:14 +0000

A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys

REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...
2020-05-06 21:33:19 +0000

COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...
2020-05-04 18:33:11 +0000

COVID-19: Vaccine Receives Approval in Germany

BERLIN — The German biotech company BioNTech will become the first European business to proceed with clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, after receiving regulatory approval for accelerated testing. The Mainz-based company, which has never produced a market-ready product, has been working o...
2020-04-22 19:02:06 +0000

Chinese Firm Develops a Vaccine for Coronavirus: 500 Volunteers Needed for Second Phase Trial

BEIJING — Chinese biopharma firm CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 volunteers for the second phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine that is the country’s biggest hope for preventing a new coronavirus epidemic. <ul><li data-v-e4bae94c=""><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&bull; Tianjin-b...
2020-04-29 21:09:12 +0000

“But Only For the U.S.”: Trump Attempts to Pay German Scientists to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine.</p><p>German government sources told ...
2020-03-15 20:38:26 +0000

Scientists: An Experimental Vaccine Against Coronavirus Might Work

<p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new <a href="https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak">coronavirus</a> just might work.&nbsp;</p><p>After weeks of round-the-clock research a...
2020-03-08 20:03:07 +0000

With life-saving vaccines, deadly diseases can be wiped out

Reaching every child: Wiping out polio in Mumbai — By Amitabh Bachchan For 10 years, I have been telling India the life-saving message that every child should take two drops of oral polio vaccine every time it is offered. And it is working. Today, India stands on the brink of eradicating...
2018-05-07 07:05:08 +0000

Vaccine stops deadly sand-fly-spread scourge in animal test

A lethal parasite appears susceptible to an experimental vaccine that seizes upon the scourge’s apparatus for invading cells. Researchers prompted animals’ immune systems to destroy Leishmania protozoa by inducing mass-production of the very protein receptor that the parasites use as a pry bar...
2013-09-11 19:56:29 +0000

In Somalia, some parents say no to polio vaccine

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremist rebels are fighting a campaign in Somalia to administer a polio vaccine, charging that it contains the virus that causes AIDS or could make children sterile, a battle of words that is frustrating health workers. Al-Shabab, the rebels linked to al...
2013-06-01 16:26:29 +0000

Court: woman can seek lawyer fees in vaccine case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a woman can seek lawyers' fees from the government even though her lawsuit over damage she said was caused by a vaccine was ruled untimely. The high court on Monday ruled for Melissa Cloer, who wanted lawyers' fees for her lawsuit over damage she says...
2013-05-20 17:53:43 +0000

India announces low-cost rotavirus vaccine

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government announced Tuesday the development of a new low-cost vaccine proven effective against a diarrhea-causing virus that is one of the leading causes of childhood deaths across the developing world. The Indian manufacturer of the new rotavirus vaccine p...
2013-05-15 07:20:05 +0000

Drugmakers, health groups bring poor girls vaccine

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two multinational drugmakers are teaming up with top global health groups to protect millions of girls in the world's poorest countries from deadly cervical cancer. Starting with pilot programs in eight Asian and African nations, the ambitious project ulti...
2013-05-10 05:58:40 +0000