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South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19
May 16, 2022

South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19

By Troy Stangarone
For all its success at home, South Korea has been less forthcoming with donations during the pandemic.

Lithuania Should Not Have Cancelled Its Vaccine Donation to Bangladesh
March 09, 2022

Lithuania Should Not Have Cancelled Its Vaccine Donation to Bangladesh

By Atif Choudhury
Using COVID-19 vaccines as a tool of coercion is counterproductive and dangerous.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Logistics Performance in Asia
March 02, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination and Logistics Performance in Asia

By Jonathan Munemo and Eugene Bempong Nyantakyi
Logistics performance is a good indicator of a country's vaccination success, but some intriguing exceptions also offer lessons for countries hampered by poor logistics.

As COVID-19 Crashes Across Solomon Islands, Vaccines Must Be Available to All
February 12, 2022

As COVID-19 Crashes Across Solomon Islands, Vaccines Must Be Available to All

By Clement Manuri
If we want Solomon Islanders to have a safe future, our people must embrace vaccinations everywhere, on all islands, from the coast to the mountains and the valleys.

North Korea’s Ticking COVID-19 Time Bomb
February 05, 2022

North Korea’s Ticking COVID-19 Time Bomb

By Justin Fendos
Like many nations, North Korea’s initial calculation may have been that there would be an eventual end to the pandemic.

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.

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