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Delta variant is now in 135 countries, says WHO, as director-general calls for moratorium on boosters to allow poorer countries get first doses

The highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now in 135 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, as its head...

Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine boosters not needed for now, with delta variant mostly infecting the unvaccinated

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top medical adviser to President Joe Biden, did the round of...

As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protected

The delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal”...

Rising COVID-19 cases in California highlight risks of delta variant, as WHO head warns world in dangerous period of pandemic

A 17% increase in cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in California in the last 14 days has increased concerns about the highly infectious delta...

WHO says delta variant of COVID means even vaccinated people should keep wearing face masks, as more Asian cities lock down

The World Health Organization is emphasizing its position that even fully vaccinated people should continue to wear face masks in public given the risk presented...

CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the delta variant of COVID-19 as one “of concern,” underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant...

Zero U.K. COVID-19 deaths recorded for first time since start of pandemic

The U.K. recorded no daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, according to the latest...

EU expects to take delivery of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of September, agrees on digital certificate for travelers

The European Union, which has been lagging in getting its 450 million citizens vaccinated against COVID-19, expects to take delivery of 1 billion vaccine doses...

More than 3 million people have died of COVID-19 and more than 140 million have been infected

The global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 3 million on Saturday and the case tally rose above 140 million, a day...

U.S. COVID vaccine program speeds up to about 3 million doses a day in the past week

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program continues to kick into high gear, setting a record Saturday of more than four million doses administered, although experts continue...

WHO declared a pandemic one year ago today

One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, more than 118 million cases of the coronavirus-borne illness have been confirmed around...

Single dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cuts hospitalization risk by up to 80%, study shows

A single dose of either the AstraZeneca–Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 shot cuts the risk of hospital admission among older adults by more than...

AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce spread by 67% — and protection remains over 3-month dosage gap

A single dose of the AstraZeneca AZN, -0.88% COVID-19 vaccine offers 76% protection for up to three months after the first injection and appears to...

Sanofi teams up with BioNTech and Pfizer to help fix Europe’s vaccine shortage

Sanofi SAN, +0.01% will help manufacture millions of doses of the COVID shot developed by rivals BioNTech and Pfizer PFE, +0.08% to help speed up...

Open all hours: Around-the-clock vaccination sites to be piloted in England in COVID-19 drive

The U.K. government will pilot the first 24-hour vaccination sites by the end of the January, as the country presses ahead with the biggest vaccine...

World watches as first person receives Pfizer-BioNTech COVID shot

Manufacturing delays mean just 4 million doses of the vaccine candidate being developed by drugmaker AstraZeneca AZN, +0.97% and the University of Oxford will be...

There are four coronavirus vaccines in late-stage studies — here’s how they differ

Johnson & Johnson’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine entered Phase 3 clinical trials this week, making it the fourth vaccine candidate in the U.S. to do so...

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘most likely’ to roll out in the U.K. early next year

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock on Monday said a COVID-19 vaccine would “most likely” be available in the first few months of 2021, as the...

AstraZeneca teams up with Oxford University to develop coronavirus vaccine — first results from human trials expected in June or July

British drug maker AstraZeneca has teamed up with the University of Oxford to develop and manufacture a vaccine for coronavirus, in a move that could...