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COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

A new report by the Geneva-based Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center has identified more than 1,100 threats or acts of violence against health care workers and facilities last year
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Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

China’s vaccine diplomacy campaign has been a surprising success: It has pledged roughly half a billion doses of its vaccines to more than 45 countries, according to a country-by-country tally by The Associated Press
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Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

China’s vaccine diplomacy campaign has been a surprising success: It has pledged roughly half a billion doses of its vaccines to more than 45 countries, according to a country-by-country tally by The Associated Press
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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their huge COVID-19 relief bill seem all but dead
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Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill being prepped in Congress includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their huge COVID-19 relief bill seem all but dead
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Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill being prepped in Congress includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 01

The Latest: Brazil health officials urge lockdowns, curfews

Brazilian health officials are urging nationwide lockdowns and curfews because hospitals are running short of intensive-care unit beds as COVID-19 claims more than 1,000 lives each day in the country
March 01
Marco Trapani is standing next to one of his first customers shortly after midnight in Dortmund, Germany early morning March 1, 2021. After about a two-and-a-half-month of closing to battle the coronavirus pandemic, the first hairdressers return to work at night night. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
March 01

China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

Chinese health experts say China is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June
March 01
In this image made from a video conference and released by Brookings Institution and Tsinghua University, Zhong Nanshan, the head of an expert group attached to the National Health Commission, takes part in a seminar Monday, March 1, 2021, hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington and Tsinghua University in Beijing between top U.S and Chinese medical experts. Zhong said the country has delivered 52.52 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Feb. 28. (Brookings Institution and Tsinghua University via AP)
March 01

Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders have reached an agreement aimed at getting most public school children back in classrooms by the end of March
March 01
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, Assistant Principal Janette Van Gelderen, left, welcomes students at Newhall Elementary in Santa Clarita, Calif. California's public schools could get $6.6 billion from the state Legislature if they return to in-person instruction by the end of March, according to a new agreement announced Monday, March 1, 2021, between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's legislative leaders. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 01

Fighting for vaccine equity: Philly doctor outpaces city in vaccinating minorities

ABC News’ Linsey Davis reports on Dr. Ala Stanford and her push to ensure hard-hit Philadelphia neighborhoods receive access to the coronavirus vaccine.
March 01
VIDEO: Fighting for vaccine equity: Philly doctor outpaces city in vaccinating minorities
March 01

Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation

Twitter says it has begun labeling tweets that include misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines
March 01
In this photo provided by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's twitter handle, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is administered a COVID-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 1, 2021. India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. As of Monday, those eligible to be vaccinated include people over 60, as well as those over 45 who have ailments such as heart disease or diabetes that make them vulnerable to the coronavirus. (Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's twitter handle via AP Photo)
March 01

Vaccine Watch: Nations engage in vaccine diplomacy

ABC News’ Bob Woodruff reports on how China, Russia and India are providing vaccines for countries around the world, spreading their influence on the global stage during the pandemic.
March 01
VIDEO: Vaccine Watch: Nations engage in vaccine diplomacy
March 01

WHO panel 'strongly' advises against use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

The controversial drug was heavily promoted by the Trump administration.
March 01
A pharmacy tech pours out pills of Hydroxychloroquine at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020.
March 01

VIRUS TODAY: States ease restrictions despite warnings

States eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over and that moving too quickly could prolong the misery
March 01
March 01

Colombia 1st in Americas to get vaccines from UN program

Colombia has became the first country in the Americas to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative
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Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

Questions about how a limited supply of vaccine should be distributed have now found a new focus in rural America
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Teachers in LA County approved for vaccine in latest expansion

Roughly 1.2 million people are newly eligible to get their first shot.
March 01
Second grade students wearing face masks attend class at the Resurrection Catholic School amid coronavirus pandemic in East Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 1, 2021.
March 01

Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits

A tight new restriction that bans people from traveling to other counties.
March 01
Police officers check cars on a road between the towns, Ceske Budejovice and Cesky Krumlov, near Kosov, Czech Republic, Monday, March 1, 2021. Limits for free movement of people are set in place in the Czech Republic. Travelling to other counties unless they go to work or have to take care about relatives is prohibited.(Vaclav Pancer/CTK via AP)
March 01

Slovakia signs deal to acquire 2 million doses of Sputnik V

Slovakia has signed a deal to acquire 2 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine
March 01
Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine arrives at Kosice Airport, Slovakia, Monday March 1, 2021. Hard-hit Slovakia signed a deal to acquire 2 million dozes of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The country's prime minister says Slovakia will get one million shots in next two months while another million will arrive in May and June. (Frantisek Ivan/TASR via AP)
March 01

Swiss bask in reopened shops as COVID-19 cases drop

Shoppers and store owners alike were basking in Switzerland's reopening of nonessential shops like bookstores and clothing vendors
March 01
Customers wearing face masks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, in an Ikea store on its reopening day, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 1, 2021. Swiss authorities last week gave a go-ahead to what they called a “cautious” reopening despite a new, more-transmissible COVID-19 variant that first appeared in Britain that is increasingly circulating in the rich Alpine country. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
March 01

WHO: 'Premature,' 'unrealistic' COVID-19 will end soon

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says it's “premature” and “unrealistic” to think that the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year
March 01
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Michael Ryan, left, Executive Director of WHO's Health Emergencies programme, next to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, right, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses a press conference about the update on COVID-19 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization said on Monday March 1, 2021, it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent arrival of effective vaccines could at least help dramatically reduce hospitalizations and death. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
March 01

Germany reopens hairdressers, considers way ahead on virus

Hairdressers across Germany have reopened for business after a 2½-month closure, another cautious step as the country balances a desire to loosen restrictions with concern about the impact of more contagious virus variants
March 01
Muhammet 'Memo' Akbas cuts Aleksandar Petrovic's hair in a barber shop in Freiburg, Germany, Monday, March 1, 2021. Hairdressers across Germany are reopening for business after a two and a half month closure, another cautious step as the country balances a desire to loosen restrictions with concern about the impact of more contagious coronavirus variants. (Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa via AP)
March 01

UK: Poorer nations should get 'gold-standard' COVAX vaccines

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he understood the “conundrum” faced by developing countries as they wait for vital supplies of coronavirus vaccine
March 01
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks across Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 01

Chicago schools open doors to thousands more students

Thousands of Chicago Public Schools students have returned to schools for in-person learning after almost a year of remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Detroit PE teacher navigates pandemic with charity assist

Student physical activity has dipped during the pandemic
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Ronda Brodsky, a physical education and health teacher at David Ellis Academy, leads a P.E. class via Zoom from her home in West Bloomfield Township, Mich., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Student physical activity has dipped during the pandemic, and schools have struggled to help kids maintain an active lifestyle. Physical education teachers have an extra challenge adapting their classes for remote and/or hybrid learning environments due to the active nature of their curriculum. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
March 01

Johnson & Johnson plans to deliver 20 million vaccines by end of March

Vaccinations rise as U.S. sees downward trend in COVID-19 cases.
March 01
VIDEO: Johnson & Johnson plans to deliver 20 million vaccines by end of March
March 01

Countries call on drug companies to share vaccine know-how

Governments are calling on Pharma firms to share vaccine know-how.
March 01
Production personnel perform a visual inspection of filled vaccine vials inside the Incepta plant on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh Saturday Feb. 13, 2021. In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh's largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. Yet the factory is operating at just a quarter of its capacity. It is one of three factories that The Associated Press found on three continents whose owners say they could start producing hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines on short notice if only they had the blueprints and technical know-how. (AP Photo/Al-emrun Garjon)
March 01

California governor, legislative leaders reach deal that could put most kids back in classrooms by the end of March

California governor, legislative leaders reach deal that could put most kids back in classrooms by the end of March
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AP Interview: Nepal worried about supply of COVID-19 vaccine

Nepal has had a successful start of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, but authorities are worried about future supplies as the country competes with other nations for much-sought vaccines produced by a handful of manufacturers
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Nepal's health minister Hridayesh Tripathi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 1, 2021. Nepal has had a successful start of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign, but the country's health minister is worried about future supply as the country competes with dozes of other countries for the much-sought vaccines produced by handful of manufacturers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
March 01

US begins rollout of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

The pharmaceutical company will ship close to 4 million doses Monday.
March 01
Vials of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen coronavirus disease vaccine candidate are seen in an undated photograph.
March 01

India giving COVID-19 vaccines to more people as cases rise

India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk
March 01
FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, a health worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi, India. India has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive, beyond health care and frontline workers to the general population. Now, those who are older than 60 and people, above the age of 45 — with ailments like heart disease or diabetes that make them vulnerable to the virus — can get the shots. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
March 01

Philippines launches virus vaccinations amid supply problems

Country is trying to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreaks
March 01
In this photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, third from left, poses with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian, second from left, as they stand in front of a Chinese military plane carrying Sinovac vaccines from China at the Villamor Air Base in Manila, Philippines on Sunday Feb. 28, 2021. The Philippines received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday, among the last in Southeast Asia to secure the critical doses despite having the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the hard-hit region. (Toto Lozano/ Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
February 28

Asia Today: India expands its vaccination drive

India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk
February 28
FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, a health worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi, India. India has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive, beyond health care and frontline workers to the general population. Now, those who are older than 60 and people, above the age of 45 — with ailments like heart disease or diabetes that make them vulnerable to the virus — can get the shots. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
February 28

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

GOP lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency actions since outbreak began
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February 28

Philippines opens vaccination campaign to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst virus outbreaks but faces supply trouble

Philippines opens vaccination campaign to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst virus outbreaks but faces supply trouble
February 28
February 28

What you need to know about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine only requires one shot, and it’s effective and safe.
February 28
FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled "COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" and syringe are seen in front of displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021.
February 28

The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday
February 28
Members of the activist group Men in Black protest in a street against the government's COVID-19 restrictions, in Copenhagen, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
February 28

CDC advisory committee recommends J&J vaccine for people 18 and older

The CDC director has signed off, allowing doses to be shipped and administered.
February 28
A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Martin Luther King Senior Center in North Las Vegas.
February 28

Germany limits travel from French region over virus variant

Germany has announced that travelers from France’s northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant coronavirus cases there
February 28
Dominik uses a banner that is set up together with fitness equipment on a field on the outskirts of Berlin, Saturday, Feb.27, 2021. The fitness chain McFit has set it up for open-air training for anyone who wants to work out here. This is also to protest against the ongoing closures of fitness centers. (Jens Kalaene/dpa via AP)
February 28

'My lifeline': Doctor's pilot program bridges divide between COVID patients, families

"Dr. Moor became almost like my guardian angel ... my gateway of information."
February 28
Dr. Ben Moor, an anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, stands outside the hospital in Plymouth, Mass., Feb. 22, 2021. Dr. Moor started a pilot program where he enlists volunteer hospital staff who have been fully inoculated to sit in with COVID-19 patients and other patients at the hospital who can't have visitors. The program is called "Vaccinated Volunteers."
February 28

AP PHOTOS: Turkish vaccine teams target isolated villages

Traveling across roads covered with ice and snow, vaccination teams have been going to Turkey's isolated mountain villages as the government seeks to inoculate 60% of the country's people against coronavirus over the next three months. After much effort, medical workers arrived Friday to vaccinate older villagers in Gumuslu, a small settlement of 350 in the central province of Sivas that lies 140 miles (230 kilometers) from the provincial capital. “It’s a difficult challenge to come here,” said Dr Rustem Hasbek, head of Sivas Health Services. “The geography is tough, the climate is tough, as you can see.” Turkey rolled out the Chinese Sinovac vaccine on Jan. 14 and has so far given out 8.2 million doses. The vaccine is given in two doses 28 days apart. Ankara has also ordered 4.5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that Turkey aims to vaccinate 52.5 million people by the end of May. To date, around 10% of Turkey’s 83 million...
February 28
February 28

Philippines receives COVID-19 vaccine after delays

Philippines receives the COVID-19 vaccine after delays.
February 28
A health worker wearing a face mask and shield holds a slogan as they call on the government to give them a vaccine with the safest, highest efficacy and effectivity during a protest outside the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. The group is opposing a plan by the government to have health workers vaccinated with China's Sinovac which is expected to arrive this weekend. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 27

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19
February 27
FILE - This July 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine in Belgium. The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.(Johnson & Johnson via AP, File)
February 27

The Latest: U.S. FDA approves J&J single-shot vaccine

The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19
February 27
Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Scariolo is filling in for head coach Nick Nurse, who is missing the game due to coronavirus protocol. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 27

US clears Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 shot, adding a third vaccine option to the race against the virus

US clears Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 shot, adding a third vaccine option to the race against the virus
February 27
February 27

Pandemic leaves tribes without US recognition at higher risk

Tribe leaders say pandemic poses more risk to tribes without federal recognition
February 27
February 27

Experts notice pandemic's mental health toll on German youth

Psychiatrists, psychologists and pediatricians in Germany have voiced growing alarm that school closings and social distancing are magnifying the fear, disruption and stress of the coronavirus pandemic for the country's 13.7 million children and teenagers
February 27
Nine-year-old girl Pollina Dinner poses for a photo at the Arche, or Ark, an organization that supports children, youth and families, in the Hellersdorf neighbourhood, on the eastern outskirts of Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. After two months of lockdown, Pollina Dinner went back to school for the first time on Monday, Feb. 22. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Arche has had to reduce their real face-to-face assistance or traditional classroom schooling as an offer for children, mainly from underprivileged families, drastically. Some kids are still allowed to come over in person, but only once every two weeks. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 27

Ukraine sees 2nd fatal oxygen blast at hospital this month

Explosion occurred in a Ukraine hospital ward treating COVID-19 patients.
February 27
February 27

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

Communities across the U.S. are seeing plummeting demand for coronavirus testing
February 27
Sgt. Richard Grant of the Air National Guard helps point a patient in the right direction at a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Augusta Civic Center, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Augusta, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills said Mainers ages 60 and older may get the vaccine starting Wednesday, March 3. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
February 27

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

U.S. health advisers have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic
February 27
February 27

Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress

The House is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.
February 27
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)