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Kyrgyz President’s Promotion of Poison to Treat COVID-19 Taken Down by Facebook
April 20, 2021

Kyrgyz President’s Promotion of Poison to Treat COVID-19 Taken Down by Facebook

By Catherine Putz
Japarov's press secretary claims the president took the posts down himself, but Facebook says they were removed for being harmful "misinformation."

Kyrgyzstan Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign With Free Chinese Doses
March 31, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign With Free Chinese Doses

By Catherine Putz
The gifted 150,000 doses will be enough for 75,000 people to be vaccinated. While it’s a start, Kyrgyzstan’s population exceeds 6.4 million.
Vaccine Diplomacy in Central Asia: Russia vs. China?
March 05, 2021

Vaccine Diplomacy in Central Asia: Russia vs. China?

By Catherine Putz
Can “vaccine diplomacy” change any minds in Central Asia when it comes to the Russia vs. China equation?

Volunteers to the Rescue as Virus Rages in Kyrgyzstan
July 28, 2020

Volunteers to the Rescue as Virus Rages in Kyrgyzstan

By Daria Litvinova
As Kyrgyzstan’s health system collapsed, ordinary people stepped up to help.

How Data Doomed Central Asia’s COVID-19 Responses
July 22, 2020

How Data Doomed Central Asia’s COVID-19 Responses

By Catherine Putz
As the saying goes, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan: National Unity and Frustration 
July 21, 2020

COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan: National Unity and Frustration 

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Amid the pandemic, Kyrgyz are finding grassroots unity but also sharing widespread frustration with the government. 

Date Set for Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election: October 4
July 07, 2020

Date Set for Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election: October 4

By Catherine Putz
Amid the mire of politics and a pandemic, Kyrgyzstan is headed for a pivotal parliamentary election this fall.
Inside COVID-19 Quarantine in Kyrgyzstan
April 06, 2020

Inside COVID-19 Quarantine in Kyrgyzstan

By Stephen Lioy
Returning to Bishkek, photographer Stephen Lioy was placed in quarantine at a site he’s always wanted to explore: the old U.S. military base.

How Is Central Asia Handling COVID-19?
March 31, 2020

How Is Central Asia Handling COVID-19?

By Colleen Wood
A broader comparative frame is more productive for understanding how Central Asian governments are handling the coronavirus pandemic.

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