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Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track
December 01, 2021

Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track

By David Rising and Annabelle Liang
Singapore was able to succeed in getting most of its population vaccinated by ensuring there were few barriers to getting the shot and increasing difficulties for the unvaccinated.

World Stands by as a COVID Crisis Unfolds in Papua New Guinea 
October 26, 2021

World Stands by as a COVID Crisis Unfolds in Papua New Guinea 

By John Fleming
With countries like Papua New Guinea on the edge of crisis, richer countries can do more to help supply vaccines and mitigate hesitancy. 
Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted
October 20, 2021

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows queries about the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, the world’s most widely used COVID-19 jab.

Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19
October 14, 2021

Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19

By Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go and Ronald U. Mendoza
Though at opposite ends of the spectrum in their COVID-19 performances, both countries are feeling pressure to find a way to live with the virus.

COVID-19 Is Reshaping Global Pharmaceutical Competition – to Asia’s Benefit
October 08, 2021

COVID-19 Is Reshaping Global Pharmaceutical Competition – to Asia’s Benefit

By Hannah Elyse Sworn
The valuable experience gained by Asian companies during the pandemic could upset the West’s monopoly in high-value drugs more generally, with implications for global access to medicines.

Ramping up Inoculation Drive, Indonesia Approves Fourth Chinese Vaccine
October 08, 2021

Ramping up Inoculation Drive, Indonesia Approves Fourth Chinese Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
The approval of the Zifivax jab is set to add further momentum to the country's vaccine rollout, but serious obstacles remain

From Delay to Desperation: The Story of Sinophobia and COVID-19 Vaccines in Vietnam
October 06, 2021

From Delay to Desperation: The Story of Sinophobia and COVID-19 Vaccines in Vietnam

By Travis Vincent
During its recent COVID-19 outbreaks, the Vietnamese government has found itself trapped between the virus and a Sinophobic public.
China Is Manufacturing Vaccines in Africa. The Quad Should Too.
October 05, 2021

China Is Manufacturing Vaccines in Africa. The Quad Should Too.

By Veda Vaidyanathan
The implications of Beijing’s progression from donating vials of the vaccine to setting up production in the continent are hard to ignore, especially for the leaders of the Quad.

China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains
September 24, 2021

China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains

By Hai Hong Nguyen
China’s actual donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam has already been outmatched by the United States.

Laos Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions as Infections Reach New Peak
September 22, 2021

Laos Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions as Infections Reach New Peak

By Sebastian Strangio
Like many of its neighbors, the nation has struggled to contain recent outbreaks of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal
September 21, 2021

Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
The deal will see Vietnam purchase 10 million doses of the communist state's homegrown Abdala vaccine.
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.

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