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India Sees New Lockdowns as Coronavirus Cases Rise Again
February 22, 2021

India Sees New Lockdowns as Coronavirus Cases Rise Again

By Associated Press
The spike has been most pronounced in the western state of Maharashtra.

As Vaccines Arrive, Australia Struggles With COVID-19 ‘Infodemic,’ Too
January 29, 2021

As Vaccines Arrive, Australia Struggles With COVID-19 ‘Infodemic,’ Too

By Joshua Mcdonald
Canberra now has a plan to begin vaccinations, but hesitancy has been on the rise among Australians.
Relative of Virus Victim Asks to Meet WHO Experts in Wuhan
January 27, 2021

Relative of Virus Victim Asks to Meet WHO Experts in Wuhan

By Associated Press
The relatives of the dead have faced immense pressure from authorities not to speak out.

If Only It Were That Easy: Tajikistan Declares Itself COVID-19 Free
January 27, 2021

If Only It Were That Easy: Tajikistan Declares Itself COVID-19 Free

By Catherine Putz
The Tajik president commented that “Tajikistan today is without COVID-19" -- close regional observers (and common sense) disagree.

The Role of Political Culture in Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success
January 25, 2021

The Role of Political Culture in Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success

By Layne Vandenberg
Taiwan’s political culture is the unexpected key to public compliance with COVID-19 digital surveillance.

Mind the Remote Learning Gap in ASEAN
January 22, 2021

Mind the Remote Learning Gap in ASEAN

By Lim Cher Ping, Geoffrey M. Ducanes, Nicola Nixon, and Pitchanuch Supavanich
As a result of COVID-19, the educational gap is expected to widen across ASEAN.

UN: Pandemic, Surging Food Prices Leave Many in Asia Hungry
January 21, 2021

UN: Pandemic, Surging Food Prices Leave Many in Asia Hungry

By Associated Press
Across Asia, high prices for fruits, vegetables, and dairy products have made it "nearly impossible" for low income families to have healthy diets.
A Crisis Waiting to Happen: Unemployment and Informality in Southeast Asia During COVID
January 19, 2021

A Crisis Waiting to Happen: Unemployment and Informality in Southeast Asia During COVID

By Deepali Khanna, Pitchanuch Supavanich, Nicola Nixon, Geoffrey Ducanes 
The pandemic has laid bare the weak foundations of Southeast Asian labor systems, particularly when it comes to informal workers.

Indonesia Starts Mass COVID Vaccinations Over Vast Territory
January 14, 2021

Indonesia Starts Mass COVID Vaccinations Over Vast Territory

By Associated Press
Indonesia's vaccination program is the first large-scale use outside of China of the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. vaccine. 

Australia Debates Vaccines, Worries About New COVID-19 Strain
January 13, 2021

Australia Debates Vaccines, Worries About New COVID-19 Strain

By Joshua Mcdonald
The emergence of a much more contagious variant of COVID-19 comes as Australia rolls out vaccines. 

India’s Quick Nod to Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Seeds Doubt
January 11, 2021

India’s Quick Nod to Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Seeds Doubt

By Associated Press
India took a regulatory shortcut to approve a vaccine by Indian drugmaker Bharat Biotech before late clinical trials finished.
A Critical Lesson for Tajikistan: The State of Migrant Workers in 2020
January 06, 2021

A Critical Lesson for Tajikistan: The State of Migrant Workers in 2020

By Khiradmand Sheraliev
2020 was not the first time Tajikistan experienced the sharp costs of being a remittance-dependent country, but the lesson is important to heed.

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