Once dismissed by most government officials, the hypothesis that COVID-19 leaked accidentally from a Chinese lab is now receiving scrutiny under a new U.S. investigation.
Asia-Pacific is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 infections, with India, Malaysia and Japan among countries that have reported record increases in daily cases.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials and experts in Asia have welcomed U.S. plans to share 500 million more doses of the Pfizer vaccine with the developing world, but some say it would take more than donations alone to address huge vaccination gaps that threaten to prolong the pandemic.
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Chinese lawmakers are meeting this week to discuss their own bill to respond to U.S. penalties.
The draft statement from the upcoming U.S.-E.U. summit includes language calling for a more thorough investigation into the virus origins.
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The U.S. government will invest $3.2 billion to develop antiviral pills for Covid-19, the Department of Health and Human Services
A new $3.2 billion program will support the development of antiviral pills, which could start arriving by the end of this year.
Did U.S. government officials help finance the creation of COVID-19? And if they did, can the American taxpayers ever hope to hold them accountable? There is still a lot we don't know about where COVID-19 came from, but what we have learned about the administrative state's apparent efforts to avoid
Given the suffering in countries like India, sharing vaccine to pandemic hot spots should be a top priority for affluent nations.
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 set a grim milestone on Tuesday when it climbed above 600,000,according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The total now stands at 600,039, the data show. The U.S. leads the world by cases, at 33.5 million, and fatalities, although the official numbers from several populous countries, including China and India, are widely held to be under-reported. U.S. cases and deaths are falling as more Americans become vaccinated....