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Covid-19 Surge Hits Myanmar’s Hobbled Healthcare System

The scenes in Myanmar, where coronavirus cases are rising rapidly, are reminiscent of Covid-19 surges in India and Indonesia, with hospitals turning away the sick...

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Canada to Reopen Border for Fully Vaccinated U.S. Tourists in August

OTTAWA—Canada said it would allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter the country for recreational or tourist activities beginning Aug. 9, more than a year after...

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...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

Pfizer, citing Israeli data that says the delta variant is making its COVID-19 shot less effective, calls for boosters. Medical experts say it’s too soon to worry.

Israel this week said the delta variant is blunting the effectiveness of BioNTech BNTX, +4.55% and Pfizer’s PFE, +0.92% COVID-19 vaccine, but how well a...

Australia’s Delta Outbreak Shows Vaccines Protect Against Hospitalization

SYDNEY—Early data from Australia’s outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant suggest that two vaccine doses offer significant protection against severe illness and hospitalization. Health authorities in...

World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Swap Sends Israel’s Expiring Supply to South Korea

Israel sent about 700,000 expiring Pfizer -BioNTech shots to South Korea, in what is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine swap. South Korea, which has received...

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...

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

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...

Developed Countries Lock Up Covid-19 Vaccines Through 2023

The European Union, Canada and other developed countries have signed deals to get hundreds of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines and boosters over the...

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...

European Union Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Adolescents

The European Union’s health agency approved the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years...

France Suspects Russian Role in Campaign to Discredit Pfizer Vaccine

PARIS—French counterintelligence authorities are investigating whether the Russian government was behind an attempt to pay high-profile health and science bloggers to sow public doubts about...

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...

Four COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in children and teens. Here’s when different age groups could become eligible for shots.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant emergency-use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds within the week. If that occurs,...

The U.S. prepares to begin giving COVID-19 shots to 12- to 15-year-olds as Pfizer’s vaccine nears expanded authorization

Now that the U.S. is getting close to authorizing the first COVID-19 vaccine for younger teens, it will pave the way for immunizations to begin...

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...