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Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days
April 13, 2021

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days

By Associated Press
In just over two weeks, Bhutan has vaccinated more of its population than any country in the world but the Seychelles.

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
April 05, 2021

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital

By Joshua Mcdonald
Skies cleared in time for the country’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, but the lasting devastation may complicate distribution.
Taiwan Begins Slow Early Rollout of AstraZeneca Vaccines
April 02, 2021

Taiwan Begins Slow Early Rollout of AstraZeneca Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
The country, which has been a model in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, has turned its focus to getting its population vaccinated.

The COVID-19 Endgame: Does Southeast Asia Need More Than Resilience?
March 31, 2021

The COVID-19 Endgame: Does Southeast Asia Need More Than Resilience?

By Manoj Harjani and Tan Ming Hui
Ideally, the pandemic should prompt a long-term mindset shift toward anticipating – and growing from – future crises.

Manila Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines
March 29, 2021

Manila Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
Millions of Filipinos will spend their second straight Easter Sunday under lockdown in an effort to stop a record surge of COVID-19 infections.

Why Is Australia’s Vaccine Campaign Moving So Slowly?
March 22, 2021

Why Is Australia’s Vaccine Campaign Moving So Slowly?

By Joshua Mcdonald
More than 6 million Australians are currently eligible to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A mere fraction have received it.

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands
March 19, 2021

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands

By Andreyka Natalegawa and Camille Bismonte
Vaccine rollout in the Pacific has been anything but uniform.
Thai PM Gets AstraZeneca Vaccine, 1 Asian Country Suspends Shots
March 17, 2021

Thai PM Gets AstraZeneca Vaccine, 1 Asian Country Suspends Shots

By Patrick Quinn
Amid concerns over blood clots, some suspend their vaccine campaigns while others continue ahead.

UN Calls on Asian Nations to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against COVID-19
March 11, 2021

UN Calls on Asian Nations to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
In many places, migrants have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19.

Winning the Fight Against COVID-19 in Conflict Zones
March 11, 2021

Winning the Fight Against COVID-19 in Conflict Zones

By Dotan Haim, Nico Ravanilla and Renard Sexton
New research from the Philippines suggests that with hard work, it is possible to overcome ingrained mistrust.

The Trouble With Indonesia’s Dual‑Track Vaccination Scheme
March 08, 2021

The Trouble With Indonesia’s Dual‑Track Vaccination Scheme

By Kevin O'Rourke
The Gotong Royong plan for corporate employees will likely give rise to vivid perceptions among the public that the rich enjoy preferential access to coveted vaccines.
From Dengvaxia to Sinovac: Vaccine Hesitancy in the Philippines
March 08, 2021

From Dengvaxia to Sinovac: Vaccine Hesitancy in the Philippines

By Cenon Alfonso, Manolet Dayrit, Ronald Mendoza, and Madeline Ong
The recent controversy over a dengue vaccine has complicated the Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccination program.

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