Pacific Leaders Agree on Vaccines But Not on US Hosting APEC
By Nick Perry and Jim Gomez
Russia reportedly refused to support the U.S. hosting the gathering in 2023, derailing the matter for now in the consensus-driven grouping.
Malaysia Aims to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
By Alexandra Radu
With cases soaring, Malaysia hopes to quicken the pace of vaccinations and head off further deaths from the virus.
Vaccinations Progress Slowly in Central Asia
By Catherine Putz
For myriad reasons, vaccination programs in Central Asia are proceeding slowly. Hesitancy is one factor.
Indonesian Muslim Body Clears AstraZeneca Use in Emergency
By Niniek Karmini
Indonesia aims to inoculate more than 181 million of its 270 million people by March 2022.
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.
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
By Joshua Mcdonald
The emergence of a much more contagious variant of COVID-19 comes as Australia rolls out vaccines.
Uzbekistan Hedging Vaccine Bets with Russian Purchase
By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan launches trials of a Chinese vaccine, but purchases Russian vaccine.
Can Australia and India Effectively Partner for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out?
By Grant Wyeth
Australia is well-positioned to help roll-out a COVID-19 vaccine across the Pacific and Southeast Asia; India’s vaccine manufacturing capability would be a huge boost to that effort.
Can the International Solar Alliance Truly Be India’s ‘Gift to the World’?
By Zerin Osho
Solar-powered vaccine logistics may present an important opportunity for the ISA amid the global pandemic.