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How a Tiny South Indian State Is Using Transmedia Storytelling to Fight COVID-19 
April 04, 2020

How a Tiny South Indian State Is Using Transmedia Storytelling to Fight COVID-19 

By Mufsin Puthan Purayil and Sayani Malakar
Creating relevant content, available through multiple platforms, is helping Kerala combat the coronavirus.

Mosques Stay Open in Pakistan Even as Virus Death Toll Rises
April 03, 2020

Mosques Stay Open in Pakistan Even as Virus Death Toll Rises

By Associated Press
Mosques remain open in Pakistan, even as they have been shut down across much of the Middle East and elsewhere. 
Rohingya Refugees in India Fear Dying of Hunger Before Being Killed By Coronavirus 
April 03, 2020

Rohingya Refugees in India Fear Dying of Hunger Before Being Killed By Coronavirus 

By Tasnim Nazeer
“Our people will die of hunger before they are killed by the coronavirus if we don’t get enough help."

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?
April 03, 2020

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?

By Catherine Putz
What should we make of the countries that have not reported cases? Are they unable to test? Are they lying? Are they that isolated? 

Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

Uzbekistan Leads Central Asian Diplomacy in the Age of COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been ringing his neighbors to coordinate and dispatching aid to Afghanistan.

An Open Letter to the People of the United States From 100 Chinese Scholars
April 02, 2020

An Open Letter to the People of the United States From 100 Chinese Scholars

“Facing the most dangerous infectious disease in a century, politicized criticisms help neither China, the U.S., nor the world to curb the spread of the virus.”

China and Eastern Europe in the COVID-19 Era
April 02, 2020

China and Eastern Europe in the COVID-19 Era

By Shin Kawashima
Another way that the pandemic could reshape the international order.
US Aircraft Carrier Captain Seeks Crew Isolation as Virus Spreads
April 01, 2020

US Aircraft Carrier Captain Seeks Crew Isolation as Virus Spreads

By Associated Press
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore.

Did Turkmenistan Really Ban the Word ‘Coronavirus’? 
April 01, 2020

Did Turkmenistan Really Ban the Word ‘Coronavirus’? 

By Catherine Putz
Not quite. But Ashgabat is certainly denying the reality of the COVID-19 threat.

South Korean Cobbler Hopes Donation Gives ‘Strength and Courage’
April 01, 2020

South Korean Cobbler Hopes Donation Gives ‘Strength and Courage’

By Associated Press
A Korean man aims to donate land, worth up to $570,000, to the local government to help support those suffering economic difficulties because of the pandemic.

Trump Adds to Asian-Americans’ Fears
April 01, 2020

Trump Adds to Asian-Americans’ Fears

By Seashia Vang
We already have an epic health crisis; we don’t need a racialized social crisis as well.
Nepal Cannot Fight Coronavirus Alone
April 01, 2020

Nepal Cannot Fight Coronavirus Alone

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Kathmandu needs the support of bigger, wealthier, and more developed countries, even as the pandemic wrecks havoc across the world.

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