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US reaffirms support for easing WTO rules on COVID vaccines

A top U.S. trade official says the Biden administration remains committed to an easing of rules that protect the technology behind coronavirus vaccines so that they can be produced more widelyBy JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressOctober 14, 2021, 5:52 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleGENEVA -- A top U.S. trade official…
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UK minister: Regulator concern sank deal for Valneva shot

LONDON -- The U.K. government canceled an agreement with French vaccine maker Valneva partly because it was clear the company’s COVID-19 shot wouldn’t be approved by British regulators, the health secretary said Tuesday.Sajid Javid’s comments came a day after Valneva said the government had terminated an agreement to buy at least 100 million doses…
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Packed with virus patients, Louisiana hospitals await Ida

Louisiana hospitals brimming with patients from the latest coronavirus surge are bracing for the added woe of a powerful, oncoming hurricaneBy REBECCA SANTANA Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 5:00 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana hospitals already packed with patients from the latest…
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Russia OKs testing combination of Sputnik, AstraZeneca shots

Russia’s health officials have given a go-ahead to testing a combination of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot and the single-dose version of the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccineByThe Associated PressJuly 27, 2021, 1:54 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOSCOW -- Russia's health officials have given a go-ahead…
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Review praised vaccine director’s leadership before firing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before a top Tennessee health official recommended firing the state's former vaccine director over claims that include shortcomings in her leadership, her supervisor had praised her “strong leadership” as recently as last month while her program faced “very intense scrutiny and performance expectations,” according to a state job…
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