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Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High
August 04, 2021

Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High

By Mari Yamaguchi
The home isolation policy is meant to ensure that hospital care is available for seriously ill patients.

Refugees Pushed to Back of the Line Amid Vaccine Shortages
August 02, 2021

Refugees Pushed to Back of the Line Amid Vaccine Shortages

By Victoria Milko and Aniruddha Ghosal
"The virus doesn't distinguish between a national and a refugee.”
Thai AstraZeneca Vaccine Production Falls Short of Target
July 15, 2021

Thai AstraZeneca Vaccine Production Falls Short of Target

By Tassanee Vejpongsa
Siam Bioscience was awarded a license by AstraZeneca last year to be a regional production hub supplying eight other countries despite having no experience in manufacturing vaccines.

Desperate Indonesians Search for Oxygen as Virus Cases Soar
July 08, 2021

Desperate Indonesians Search for Oxygen as Virus Cases Soar

By Niniek Karmini
Hospitals are bursting beyond capacity and oxygen supplies are running out, leaving people desperate.

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community
June 07, 2021

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community

By Grant Wyeth
Australia’s Sikh community has been providing thousands of free meals a day to those whose incomes have been restricted by lockdown measures. 

Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19
June 04, 2021

Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19

By Lihini Ratwatte
A quarter of households in Sri Lanka are headed by women, yet there is no comprehensive national strategy to address their needs, particularly during times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden Asks US Intel Officials to Investigate COVID-19 Origin
May 27, 2021

Biden Asks US Intel Officials to Investigate COVID-19 Origin

By Zeke Miller and Aamer Madhani
Biden in a statement said the majority of the intelligence community had "coalesced" around two possible scenarios.
Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste
May 11, 2021

Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste

By Fidelis Magalhães
In April, after a devastating cyclone and spike in COVID-19 cases, Timor-Leste made a formal appeal to international partners for support. The significance of such aid extends far beyond the amount pledged. 

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India
May 07, 2021

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India

By Grant Wyeth
Although the ban is set to be lifted on May 15, flying home for Australians in India will still be a difficult, and expensive, prospect.

Russia Turns to China to Make Sputnik Shots to Meet Demand
May 05, 2021

Russia Turns to China to Make Sputnik Shots to Meet Demand

By Huizhong Wu and Daria Litvinova
While pledging hundreds of millions of doses, Russia has only delivered a fraction. It’s turning to Chinese companies to help pick up the pace.

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise
May 03, 2021

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Joshua Mcdonald
Health authorities believe the virus found its way back into the community after a soldier providing security at a quarantine facility became infected.
Afghanistan Fears Impending COVID-19 Crisis  
May 03, 2021

Afghanistan Fears Impending COVID-19 Crisis  

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The rise of COVID-19 cases coupled with health missteps in the war-torn country spread fear of a tragedy amid a raging war.

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