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2020/10/02 | Voice of America

Trump, First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

President Trump tested positive after months of playing down the seriousness of Covid-19.

2020/08/31 | Coco Dollanganger

Serial Corruption Plagues Philippines National Health Insurance

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), a state healthcare insurer affiliated with the Department of Health, is embroiled in a Senate probe involving thousands of fraudulent claims and mismanagement of funds.

2020/08/27 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea and Coronavirus: Hide-And-Seek With the World

Coronavirus has left a trail of destruction for many neighboring countries — but in Pyongyang, leader Kim Jong Un denies that there have been any infections. Is this true?

2020/08/25 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Testing Strategy Divides Public Health Experts

A canceled press conference on Covid-19 antibody testing is the latest episode dividing Taiwan’s public health experts.

2020/08/18 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s Economy Seen as Hopeful Despite Coronavirus Surge

Though normal commerce has screeched to a near halt in Da Nang, Vietnam, residents and observers have expressed confidence in the government's response.

2020/08/18 | Michael Beltran

Philippines Lockdown Lifted, No Relief for Frontline Workers

The lockdown in Metro Manila may have been lifted, but neither Covid-19 nor the crisis in the healthcare system shows signs of relenting.

2020/08/10 | Sally Jensen

Covid-19 Casts New Light on Taiwan’s Pangolin Conservation

Pangolin conservation is all the more important during Covid-19 as the endangered species may offer researchers insights into new treatment strategies for the virus.

2020/07/27 | The Conversation

What Do We Know So Far About the Long-Term Symptoms of Covid-19?

Many people are reporting persistent symptoms like headaches and shortness of breath after two months or more since being infected.

2020/07/24 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Is India About to Achieve 'Herd Immunity'?

An official serological study reveals that nearly one-fifth of Delhi's population has possibly been infected by Covid-19. But officials are not alarmed — instead they are optimistic about the overall situation.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/07/17 | New Mandala

Vietnam’s Public Loudspeaker System: A Means of Communication to Combat Covid-19

War era loudspeakers in Vietnam have taken on a new public health role during Covid-19.

2020/07/02 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Is Accelerating China’s Economic Self-Reliance

Reliance on domestic consumption is just one of the shifts accelerated by the coronavirus and the increasing rivalry with the United States.

2020/06/23 | Deutsche Welle

Is the US-China Rivalry Tangling a Coronavirus Vaccine With Geopolitics?

In China, getting to a vaccine first would be a shot in the arm for its global image as a technology leader. In the U.S., an America-first vaccine could boost President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

2020/06/22 | Voice of America

How Did Vietnam Become Biggest Nation Without Coronavirus Deaths?

Vietnam's drastic and early action allowed it to head off a full-blown calamity, becoming the biggest nation by population to report no deaths from Covid-19.

2020/04/22 | Patrick Ng

OPINION: Taiwan’s Future Depends on Using the Covid-19 Spotlight Wisely

Taiwan shouldn't just focus on the WHO. A greater opportunity presented by Taiwan's response to Covid-19 lies in drawing and retaining competitive talent.

2020/04/20 | Voice of America

Could Virus See Rohingya 'Floating Coffins' Crisis Return to ASEAN?

Human rights groups are urging Malaysia and Thailand to accept the Rohingya refugees who are floating between the shores.

2020/04/20 | Coco Dollanganger

How Is the Philippines Plotting Its Tourism Recovery?

The Philippine government, resort chains, and travel influencers are each trying to keep the country's tourism industry afloat while planning its post-pandemic recovery.

2020/04/17 | Syrena Lin

Domestic Violence Rises in Isolation. Taiwan Has Yet to Act.

Statistics from New Taipei City show recent growth in domestic violence cases, but Taiwan has not enacted any additional policies or adjusted services.