In our news wrap Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met their counterparts in Japan, where Blinken accused Beijing of undermining stability in Asia. Also, archaeologists in Israel have discovered dozens of new Dead Sea…
A growing number of European nations are suspending use of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, one of three on the continent, after reports of blood clots and other problems among a small number of people. AstraZeneca says these are isolated cases.
By William Brangham
Dr. Anthony Fauci says it’s a race “between the virus and getting vaccines into people” and “the longer one waits not getting vaccinated, the better chance the virus has to get a variant or a mutation.”…
By Associated Press
The West African country of Ghana on Wednesday became the first nation to receive a delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through a global initiative called COVAX, which aims to give more equitable access to the vaccine. Nick Schifrin reports and speaks…
By Nick Schifrin, Rebecca Oh
By Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press
South Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country’s COVID-19 battle and get the economy to rebound from its decline of 7.2% last year.
By Lauren Neergaard, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
An analysis by U.S. regulators says Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine provides strong protection against severe COVID-19.
By Francis Kokutse, Carley Petesch, Associated Press
The arrival of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the West African country marks the beginning of the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers have promised to immunize the world’s neediest people against the coronavirus by giving money and precious vaccine doses to a U.N.-backed vaccine distribution effort.
By Candice Choi, Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press
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.
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