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Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how

Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how

PARIS – 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. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity.It is one of three factories that The Associated Press found on three continents whose

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

WASHINGTON – Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S.Now, county officials say testing has nearly collapsed. More than 180 government-supported sites are operating at only

CDC director 'really worried' about states rolling back Covid measures as cases appear to plateau

CDC director ‘really worried’ about states rolling back Covid measures as cases appear to plateau

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Chip Somodevilla | Getty ImagesThe head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that she is “really worried” about some states rolling back public health measures intended to contain the coronavirus pandemic as U.S. cases appear to be leveling off at

Amid COVID-19 vaccine rollout, White House vows to ‘intervene, correct’ any inequities

Amid COVID-19 vaccine rollout, White House vows to ‘intervene, correct’ any inequities

Federal officials overseeing the country’s vaccination effort are placing a strong emphasis on an equitable and even distribution of jabs across all communities. During a White House briefing Monday, officials warned of intervening amid any inequities in the rollout.”Should certain vaccines go consistently to certain communities, we will be able to intervene, we’re here to provide

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