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South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term
January 14, 2021

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term

By Troy Stangarone
President Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Address reveals the focus for his last full year in office. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 recovery tops the list.

India’s Quick Nod to Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Seeds Doubt
January 11, 2021

India’s Quick Nod to Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Seeds Doubt

By Associated Press
India took a regulatory shortcut to approve a vaccine by Indian drugmaker Bharat Biotech before late clinical trials finished.
Duterte’s Security Detail Received a ‘Gift’ of Unauthorized Chinese Vaccines
January 08, 2021

Duterte’s Security Detail Received a ‘Gift’ of Unauthorized Chinese Vaccines

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine president has ordered his security unit not to cooperate with those probing their use of an unapproved China-made vaccine.

India Rolls Out New COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Rampant Skepticism
January 06, 2021

India Rolls Out New COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Rampant Skepticism

By Sudha Ramachandran
The country’s approval of two vaccines whose efficacies are not completely known has prompted many to accuse the Modi government of vaccine nationalism.

India OKs AstraZeneca and Locally Made COVID-19 Vaccines
January 04, 2021

India OKs AstraZeneca and Locally Made COVID-19 Vaccines

By Associated Press
The country's initial immunization plan aims to vaccinate 300 million people by August.

Manila Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, but Leaves Many Filipinos Out
November 26, 2020

Manila Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, but Leaves Many Filipinos Out

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippines aims vaccinate 60 to 70 million people over the next few years, falling short of an earlier promise made by President Duterte.

Indonesia Passes Grim COVID-19 Milestone
November 24, 2020

Indonesia Passes Grim COVID-19 Milestone

By Sebastian Strangio
The country exceeded 500,000 cases right as international researchers were moving closer to an effective vaccine.
South Korea’s Flu Vaccine Deaths Preview COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Challenges
November 04, 2020

South Korea’s Flu Vaccine Deaths Preview COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Challenges

By Justin Fendos
The public panic over flu vaccine safety highlights the potential problems facing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Indonesia Secures Access to Promising British COVID-19 Vaccine
October 16, 2020

Indonesia Secures Access to Promising British COVID-19 Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Having struggled to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the country has put all its chips on securing access to an effective vaccine.

Southeast Asia’s Coming COVID-19 Vaccine Windfall
September 04, 2020

Southeast Asia’s Coming COVID-19 Vaccine Windfall

By Sebastian Strangio
There are risks, but the region has a lot to gain from the international race to find an effective vaccine.

South Korea’s Search for a COVD-19 Vaccine
August 26, 2020

South Korea’s Search for a COVD-19 Vaccine

By Kyle Ferrier
The threat of a second wave seems to have renewed the sense of urgency for producing a vaccine.
Papua New Guinea Demands China Explain COVID-19 Vaccine Trial on Miners
August 21, 2020

Papua New Guinea Demands China Explain COVID-19 Vaccine Trial on Miners

By Associated Press
PNG blocked the arrival of Chinese workers, saying it had not given approval for a vaccine trial.

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