COVID-19 Vaccine

South Africa Reaches a Breaking Point

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A week of violence and looting poses a serious threat to South Africa’s long-term stability.

Vaccine Shortages in Focus as COVID-19 Surges in Southeast Asia

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Tried and tested containment methods are failing against new COVID variants in Southeast Asia. It’s time for ASEAN to step in and overhaul the regional response.

India Shows COVID-19 Pandemic Far from Over

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Variants have altered the COVID risk dynamic, and emerging economies are uniquely vulnerable to severe outbreaks. This article highlights some of the most at-risk countries.

India: New Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Variants, complacency, and policy missteps have transformed one of the developing world’s COVID-19 exemplars into a cautionary tale.

COVID-19: A ‘Hot Potato’ for Nationalist-Populist Parties in Europe

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Europe’s populist parties haven’t thrived amid COVID-19 – but their ideas have.

Global Forecast (3-7-2021)

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Examining the issues and hotspots that will be making headlines in the week ahead.

FLASH: COVID-19 Vaccine Global Update (2-23-2021)

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Tracking the latest news surrounding the global COVID-19 vaccination effort.

England’s COVID-19 Variant Struggle: A Preview of Things to Come?

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Despite its locking down harder and longer than ever before, England has met with diminishing returns on controlling daily case counts.

FLASH: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Updates

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Tracking the latest news surrounding the global COVID-19 vaccination effort.

ECB Tests the Limits of ‘Unconventional’ Monetary Policy

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Can the ECB’s policy bazooka pull the euro zone out of its COVID-induced economic doldrums?

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