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World Apr 20Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge
India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far.
Health Feb 17How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity for COVID-19?
Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as “enough” is still an open question.
Health Feb 06Unwilling to wait, poorer countries seek their own vaccines
Unlike past disease outbreaks, where less wealthy countries have generally waited for vaccines to be delivered by the U.N. and other organizations, many are now taking matters into their own hands. Experts are increasingly concerned that these go-it-alone efforts could…
World Jan 16India starts world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive
Indian authorities hope to give shots to 300 million people, roughly the population of the U.S and several times more than its existing program, which targets 26 million infants. The recipients include 30 million doctors, nurses and other front-line workers,…
Health Jan 04Vaccination campaign picks up speed around the world
Britain has begun dispensing the second vaccine in its arsenal. But authorities in France and elsewhere in Europe are coming under fire for slow rollouts and delays.
World Jan 03India OKs AstraZeneca and locally made COVID-19 vaccines
The country's drugs regulator gave emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech.
World Dec 15Poor countries may face long wait for vaccines despite promises
The virus that has killed more than 1.6 million people has exposed vast inequities between countries, as fragile health systems and smaller economies were often hit harder.
Science Dec 14Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic
Viruses that emerge from bats are more lethal in humans than those from other species. Scientists are probing the mysteries of bat immune systems and investigating strategies to minimize contact between humans and livestock with bats and other wild animals.
World Sep 07India now 2nd behind U.S. in virus cases amid economic pain
India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its efforts to head off economic disaster from the pandemic gain urgency.
World Sep 01India eases virus restrictions as cases near 3.7 million
Many Indian states eased lockdown restrictions on Tuesday, even as the country's new daily infections remain the highest in the world and its confirmed cases near 3.7 million.