COVID-19

China, US Diplomats Clash Over Human Rights, Pandemic Origin

China, US Diplomats Clash Over Human Rights, Pandemic Origin

Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washington of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi and Secretary …

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COVID Vaccines for Children: How Soon?

COVID Vaccines for Children: How Soon?

COVID-19 vaccines for children are moving closer to availability, but access remains limited. Moderna announced late this week that it was submitting its vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization in children age 12 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has already received the go-ahead for …

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Urban Planner Listens to What People Want After Pandemic

Urban Planner Listens to What People Want After Pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic easing in the U.S., discussions are underway about what people want their communities to be like post-COVID. Urban planner James Rojas is leading a workshop to explore these ideas, as Deana Mitchell reports from Oakland, California. Camera: Deana Mitchell  Produced by: Deana Mitchell    

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British Doctors Union Urges Government Not to Reopen

British Doctors Union Urges Government Not to Reopen

The main doctors union in Britain is calling on the government to delay its plans to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions as new data shows a spike in cases of the highly transmissible delta variant. The British Medical Association said Friday a “sensible delay” would help to stop infections from rising. …

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British PM Urges G-7 Leaders to Donate COVID Vaccines

British PM Urges G-7 Leaders to Donate COVID Vaccines

The G-7 nations announced Friday that they will donate a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to low- and medium-income nations.  The U.S., as previously announced, will donate 500 million shots, while Britain will donate 100 million.   “I hope my fellow @G7 leaders will make similar pledges so that, together, we …

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Taiwanese Panic About Health Amid COVID Surge, Vaccine Shortage

Taiwanese Panic About Health Amid COVID Surge, Vaccine Shortage

People in Taiwan, which had held off COVID-19 throughout most the global pandemic, are panicking about their health and income this month as the island grapples with its first major outbreak and shutters businesses amid limited vaccine supplies. Taiwan’s coronavirus total since the start of the global pandemic stood at 12,500 …

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G-7 Will Donate 1 Billion COVID Vaccines to World

G-7 Will Donate 1 Billion COVID Vaccines to World

On Thursday, before the opening Friday of the G-7 Summit in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the group is set to donate a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to low- and middle-income countries. Johnson’s announcement came after U.S. President Joe Biden said earlier in the day that his administration …

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