HEALTH

South Africa ramps up vaccine drive, too late for this surge

JOHANNESBURG  — Some in wheelchairs, others on canes, hundreds of South Africans waited recently on the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking garage… Read more

White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push

WASHINGTON  — “A disservice to the country.” “Inaccurate disinformation.” “Literally killing people.”

For months, the Biden White House refrained… Read more

New virus surge sends younger patients to Spain’s hospitals

BARCELONA, Spain  — Julio Miranda had never felt the threat of the coronavirus too close. With an appointment for his first COVID-19 jab scheduled… Read more

Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dose; shots still protect

Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday that another shot within 12 months could dramatically… Read more

Michigan auditor general to review whether COVID-related nursing home deaths were underreported

Michigan’s top oversight body will review data on the number of coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes, following GOP suspicions of underreporting.

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As New York salutes health workers, Missouri fights a surge

New York held a ticker-tape parade Wednesday for the health care workers and others who helped the city pull through the darkest days of COVID-19,… Read more

Indonesia faces virus surge, shortage of oxygen

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is facing a coronavirus surge as hospitals grapple with soaring cases amid widespread shortages of oxygen.

The… Read more

The Latest: Indian-made vaccine works against all variants

NEW DELHI — Indian company Bharat Biotech says its late-stage testing of a COVID-19 vaccine has shown an overall efficacy of 77.8% and effectiveness… Read more