Vaccination

Japan residents to get free COVID-19 vaccine

Japan will give free coronavirus vaccines to all of its residents under a bill passed Wednesday, as the nation battles record numbers of daily cases.

Vaccination

UPS stepping up dry ice production, freezers for vaccines

Global shipping giant UPS on Tuesday said it would start making dry ice in the United States and also distribute ultra-cold temperature freezers as it prepares to handle the logistics of shipping COVID-19 vaccines.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China tests millions after coronavirus flareups in 3 cities

Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hard-hit Brazil threatened by second wave of virus

After struggling for months to get its spiraling COVID-19 death toll under control, Brazil is now threatened by the nightmare scenario that has already shaken the United States and Europe: a second wave.

Vaccination

Brazil allows trials of Chinese vaccine to resume

Brazil's national health regulator allowed clinical trials of a Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine to resume Wednesday, two days after suspending them in what critics called a decision tainted by politics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: what went wrong in the Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic, which had been praised for its swift response to COVID-19 in the spring, is now topping global charts of new coronavirus infections and deaths per population. Authorities have failed to control new infections ...

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Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects Chinese vaccine against COVID-19

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro rejected on Wednesday the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential vaccine against COVID-19 being developed by a Chinese company and tested in the state governed by his political ...

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