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Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force
July 23, 2021

Myanmar Shadow Government Forms COVID-19 Task Force

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government hopes to capitalize on the junta's incompetent response to the current COVID-19 surge.

Yunnan Sees COVID-19 Spike as Myanmar Slides Toward ‘Super-Spreader’ State
July 21, 2021

Yunnan Sees COVID-19 Spike as Myanmar Slides Toward ‘Super-Spreader’ State

By Sebastian Strangio
The former head of the Myanmar's COVID-19 response says the country could be facing "up to 400,000" dead.
As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out
July 20, 2021

As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out

By Alifah Zainuddin
The pandemic has highlighted deep-rooted problems in health service. Medical workers voicing out their concerns have put governments on the defensive.

Myanmar Plunges Into Deadly Third COVID-19 Wave
July 19, 2021

Myanmar Plunges Into Deadly Third COVID-19 Wave

By Naw Theresa
COVID-19 vaccination efforts have become fatally entangled in the hostilities unleashed by the February coup.

China Tightens Border Controls as COVID-19 Surges in Myanmar
July 13, 2021

China Tightens Border Controls as COVID-19 Surges in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Measures include the effective fortification of large parts of the border between the two countries.

Amid Coup Crisis, COVID-19 Hits New Daily Highs in Myanmar
July 07, 2021

Amid Coup Crisis, COVID-19 Hits New Daily Highs in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
With health workers on strike and much of the public in open rebellion, a new wave of infections could prove devastating.

The Tatmadaw’s Assault on Healthcare Reform in Myanmar
June 17, 2021

The Tatmadaw’s Assault on Healthcare Reform in Myanmar

By Eustace Jones
“Healthcare is in an immediate crisis. If the coup continues we are heading towards becoming a failed state.”
From COVID-19 to the Coup, Myanmar’s Doctors Are Risking Their Lives
March 15, 2021

From COVID-19 to the Coup, Myanmar’s Doctors Are Risking Their Lives

By Adam Lalley
Politically active medical professionals are managing to balance their activism with their commitment to the Hippocratic Oath.

Rohingya Risk Being Forgotten in Global Vaccination Drive
March 03, 2021

Rohingya Risk Being Forgotten in Global Vaccination Drive

By Simon Tran Hudes and Kyra Jasper
The world should make extra efforts to ensure that vaccines are distributed to Rohingya refugee populations.

In Migrant Worker Hub, Thailand Sees a Rare Coronavirus Surge
December 21, 2020

In Migrant Worker Hub, Thailand Sees a Rare Coronavirus Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The COVID-19 outbreak puts a spotlight on Thailand’s large floating population of migrant workers from Myanmar.

China Building Massive Myanmar Border Wall: Reports
December 17, 2020

China Building Massive Myanmar Border Wall: Reports

By Sebastian Strangio
Western coverage has framed the wall as an attempt to keep dissidents from fleeing the country. The reality is more complex.
Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues
December 02, 2020

Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's porous and poorly regulated borders loom as potential vectors for crossborder transmission.

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