COVID-19

Is the pandemic ending?

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Two years since COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, the landscape has changed considerably. The world today is seeing a drastic improvement in managing the pandemic since the first...

The pandemic is (still) on

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As anticipated and quietly discussed on the risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases post New Year’s festivities, a sudden spike in positive cases  has reached 2,609, which is almost...

The COVID wonder-pill

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COVID-19 is here to stay. Eradicating diseases like polio, measles, and even tuberculosis through vaccination was a comparably easier task, given the fact that the Novel Coronavirus is one that...

Omicron; the new twist in a long saga

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COVID-19 has been the nightmare that keeps on repeating, a bad dream the world has been unable to wake up from. There have been more than 91,000 infections and 250 coronavirus-related deaths...

"Vaxxed" but vexed

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Counting down to another 101 days until the Maldives is to be 70 percent vaccinated (according to international resources' calculations of the vaccination rate against the population numbers), international travel...

Asia this week: 2 – 8 September 2021

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The Taliban on Tuesday announced the formation of a hardline interim government for Afghanistan, filling top posts with veterans of the militant group who oversaw the 20-year fight against the...

Get vaccinated

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There is broad agreement within the global scientific community that the most effective way to defeat the COVID‑19 pandemic is through the mass vaccination of populations around the world. While...

Asia this week: 19 – 25 August 2021

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Members from both sides of Congress criticised a Republican senator and a Democratic counterpart on Wednesday for making an undisclosed trip to Afghanistan to observe the U.S. military’s frenzied evacuation...