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.
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.
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.
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.
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.