World mulls next step as US backs IP waiver on vaccines

Activists cheered, Big Pharma complained and government leaders assessed next steps on Thursday after the Biden administration's blockbuster move to support an easing of patent and other protections on COVID-19 vaccines that ...


Tobacco use up during early COVID-19 lockdown

(HealthDay)—Existing smokers or users of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) report increased use during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, according to a study published online March 1 in the International Journal ...

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COVID origins report: the four theories in play

The COVID-19 pandemic origins report looked into four hypotheses as to how the virus entered the human species, ranking them from the most to the least likely.


UK 'reassured' EU will not block COVID vaccines

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday he was "reassured" EU leaders do not want blockades on vaccine exports, while Ireland's leader warned a threatened ban would be "very retrograde".

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WHO expert: Virus study to have unanimity despite pressure

The head of a World Health Organization team working with Chinese colleagues to finish a long-awaited report into the origins of the coronavirus acknowledged its authors could face "pressures" but insisted the final product ...

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