August 31, 2021
Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Success Is an Opportunity for Global Leadership
By James Gannon and Kazuyo Kato
Tokyo is battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, but its initially slow vaccination campaign has surged ahead too.
August 18, 2021
Bangladesh’s ‘Fake News’ Law Is Used to Stifle Dissent
By Saad Hammadi
Bangladesh’s crackdown on dissent tests the human rights commitment of all states.
August 17, 2021
How Australia’s COVID Policy Backfired
By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s initial successes against the virus may have rendered it complacent, impacting its vaccination campaign.
August 12, 2021
A COVID-19 Loan for COVID-Denying Turkmenistan
By Lorena Cotza
The World Bank approved a COVID-19 loan for Turkmenistan, despite journalists reporting on the pandemic there being thrown in jail.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.