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Low Vaccination Rates are Hurting Southeast Asia’s Economy: ADB
September 22, 2021

Low Vaccination Rates are Hurting Southeast Asia’s Economy: ADB

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the bank, the uneven progress of vaccinations is "contributing to the divergence of growth paths in developing Asia."

In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction
September 20, 2021

In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction

By Simon Tran Hudes and Estey Chen
Governments struggling with under-capacity have turned to the private sector for assistance in distributing vaccines.
Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better
September 16, 2021

Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better

By Try Sophea
COVID-19 has imposed a particularly heavy burden on Southeast Asia's thousands of undocumented migrant workers.

Southeast Asia Nations Plan To ‘Live With Virus’ As Delta Surges
September 07, 2021

Southeast Asia Nations Plan To ‘Live With Virus’ As Delta Surges

By Alifah Zainuddin
More developing countries in Southeast Asia are looking ahead to living with the virus. But can they afford to pay the price?

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross
August 19, 2021

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the region has seen more than twice as many deaths from the coronavirus than North America.

COVID-19 Has Resulted in Massive Southeast Asian Job Losses
August 13, 2021

COVID-19 Has Resulted in Massive Southeast Asian Job Losses

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the International Labor Organization, pandemic-induced job losses will continue to drag down the region's economies until well into 2022.

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine
July 16, 2021

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Will mounting evidence about the limited efficacy of Chinese-made vaccines spell the end for Beijing's vaccine diplomacy?
The Regional Absence in Mainland Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Strategy
July 12, 2021

The Regional Absence in Mainland Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Strategy

By David Hutt
Despite their local vaccination efforts, the nations of the region won't be safe until the entire region achieves herd immunity.

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
At least half of the region's 11 nations have seen record daily infection counts over the past week.

COVID-19’s Toll on Youth in Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19’s Toll on Youth in Southeast Asia

By Karen Lee
With infections spiking across the region, young people are likely to be disproportionately affected over the long term.

Japan Steps Up Its ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ in Southeast Asia
June 17, 2021

Japan Steps Up Its ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’ in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
A donation of 1 million jabs to Vietnam could be followed by shipments to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Amid COVID-19, Fake News Crackdowns Do Damage Across Southeast Asia
June 16, 2021

Amid COVID-19, Fake News Crackdowns Do Damage Across Southeast Asia

By Karen Lee and Andreyka Natalegawa
Multiple governments in the region have used misinformation laws to suppress critical reporting on COVID-19.

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