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F.D.A. to Release Stricter Guidelines for Emergency Vaccine Authorization

The Food and Drug Administration plans to soon issue stricter guidelines for the emergency authorization of any new coronavirus vaccine, adding a new layer of caution to the vetting process even as President Trump continues to contradict his own scientific experts and promise that a vaccine will be available as early as next month. The… Read More »

Hong Kong leader declares citywide virus emergency over coronavirus, first cases appear in Australia

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared a virus emergency in the city of 7.3 million, extending school cancellations until Feb. 17 and canceling all official visits to mainland China. Lam announced a package of measures aimed at limiting the Asian financial hub’s connections to mainland China. Flights and high speed train journeys between… Read More »

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$ 1 million ($ 640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific. Samoa said a state of emergency will be extended to… Read More »