Vaccine technology transfer center to open in South Africa
The head of the World Health Organization says the U.N. organization is in talks to create the first-ever technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa, a move to boost supply to the continent desperately in need of COVID-19 jabs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US hitting encouraging milestones on virus deaths and shots
The U.S. is reaching a pair of encouraging milestones as the COVID-19 pandemic’s grip on the nation continues to loosen (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Turkey eases virus restrictions as cases decline
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a further easing of coronavirus restrictions, as the number of infections continue to decline and the country’s vaccination program gains momentum (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal
President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK infected blood probe focuses on school where dozens died
A public inquiry into Britain’s contaminated blood scandal, which led to the deaths of more than 2,000 people in the 1970s and ’80s, began hearing evidence Monday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Indonesia records its largest 1-day jump in COVID infections
Indonesian health authorities have announced the country’s largest one-day jump in new coronavirus infections, as the country’s number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began crosses 2 million (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk
India's vaccination efforts are being undermined by widespread hesitancy and fear of the jabs, fueled by misinformation and mistrust (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout
Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive that aims to rev up the nation’s slow vaccine rollout (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay
Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Delta variant behind spike of cases in Portugal
Portuguese authorities have confirmed suspicions that the new delta variant of the coronavirus is driving a spike in new cases in the Lisbon region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge
A plane with 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Taiwan from the U.S. in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in a score of cities. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens
Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12
The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea that emerged in February and killed 12 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win
The Affordable Care Act is now secure in the framework of the nation’s health care programs, and Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Tokyo mass livestreaming of Olympics canceled
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says plans to hold mass public viewings of the Olympics at six sites have been canceled, as worries grow about the coronavirus pandemic amid one of the slowest vaccine rollouts in the developed world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Virus surge claims brightest minds at Indian universities
India's coronavirus surge that left 180,000 dead over two months has devastated its universities, with the loss of professors leaving many students feeling anxious without their knowledge, guidance and often, friendship (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge
Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US-Canada border restrictions extended until July 21
Canada’s public safety minister says border restrictions on nonessential travel with the United States will be extended until July 21 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Germany, France leaders urge variant vigilance
The leaders of Germany and France have called for vigilance to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant that this week prompted Britain to delay a planned relaxation of pandemic restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Israel to send 1M coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians
The Palestinian Authority is calling off an agreement whereby Israel would transfer 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to it in exchange for a similar number later this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Virginia marijuana legalization timetable has many confused
The date for legalizing marijuana possession is drawing near in Virginia, and people have questions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Father gives daughter life-saving gift as living organ donor
Mississippi dad Rhett Shaffette says he’s already had the best Father’s Day gift: His daughter is thriving, eight months after getting part of his liver (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil still debating dubious virus drug amid 500,000 deaths
The official COVID-19 death toll in Brazil is about to hit 500,000, the second-highest in the world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP Interview: India says it hopes to resume vaccine exports
An Indian health official says the country, the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines, wants to resume exports of coronavirus doses but can’t do so until its domestic needs are met (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Indian COVID-19 official says the country wants to resume coronavirus vaccine exports but can't until its needs are met.
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Germany hits vaccination milestone but wary of delta variant
Germany has now given at least one coronavirus vaccine shot to more than half of its population, a milestone in what is now a fast-moving vaccination campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Italy to require 5-day quarantines for travelers from UK
Italy is requiring persons who arrive from Britain to do five days of quarantine as well as take a COVID-19 swab test (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: How India is changing vaccine plan amid shortages
Starting Monday, every adult in India will be eligible for a free vaccine paid for by the federal government (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Many Americans resuming pre-virus activities: AP-NORC poll
Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again
The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” is another sign that the GOP must look beyond repealing that law if it wants to hone the nation’s health care problems into a winning political issue (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort
Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US locks down embassy in Afghanistan amid COVID-19 surge
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is locking down because of a massive spike in coronavirus cases among employees (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US to spend $3.2B on treatments for COVID-19, other viruses
The United States is devoting more than $3 billion to speed development of treatments for COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge
The Supreme Court has dismissed a third major challenge to “Obamacare," preserving health insurance coverage for millions of Americans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some seeking 9/11-style commission
A push is underway on Capitol Hill and beyond for a full-blown investigation. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK records over 10,000 virus cases for first time since Feb
The U.K.’s latest surge in coronavirus infections is gathering pace (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lisbon ringed off at weekends as Portugal fights virus surge
Travel in and out of the Lisbon metropolitan area is to be banned over coming weekends as Portuguese authorities respond to a spike in new COVID-19 cases in the region around the capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Official: US to invest more than $3 billion in COVID-19 antiviral pill, could arrive by year’s end
Official: US to invest more than $3 billion in COVID-19 antiviral pill, could arrive by year’s end (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law
The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: CureVac CEO: Vaccine data 'sobering' at 47%
The chief executive of CureVac says interim results from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot are “sobering.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP Interview: Official says Nepal desperately needs vaccines
Nepal's health minister says the country has significantly reduced coronavirus infections after its worst outbreak but is in desperate need of vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In poorest countries, surges worsen shortages of vaccines
Some of the most desperately poor countries in the world are seeing a two-headed crisis: a surge in COVID-19 cases and a critical shortage of vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Russian regions make vaccines mandatory for many workers
Authorities in four Russian regions have made coronavirus vaccines mandatory for people working in retail, education and other service sectors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nepal's health minister tells AP the country has significantly reduced virus cases but is in desperate need of vaccines.
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CureVac: Vaccine data are 'sobering,' full results in weeks
The chief executive of CureVac says interim results from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot are “sobering.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Black community has new option for health care: The church
Members of Black communities across the U.S. have disproportionately fallen sick or died from the virus, so some church leaders are using their influence and trusted reputations to fight back (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants
Indonesia’s president has ordered authorities to speed up the country’s vaccination campaign, while World Health Organization is warning of the need to increase social restrictions in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news