China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups – National

China has given broader approval for the domestic-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, expanding those who can receive it beyond the high-risk and priority groups already allowed under an emergency clearance. Regulators gave conditional approval for Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s shot, CoronaVac, on Friday, clearing the way for general use, The National Medical Products Administration announced in […]

Black Americans behind as racial disparity widens in U.S. COVID-19 vaccine drive: analysis – National

A racial gap has opened up in the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. An early look at the 17 states and two cities that have released racial breakdowns through Jan. 25 found that Black people in all places […]

Amid Chinese crackdown, Ottawa widens door for young Hong Kong immigrants – National

The Canadian government is rolling out three new streams of measures to help Hong Kong residents come to Canada, and stressing no one charged under the widely condemned national security law imposed by China or similar contentious laws will be barred from coming to Canada. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement on Thursday […]