For starters, we need to start thinking of fully vaccinated as three doses, not two. But vaccines alone won’t be enough.
The Philippines has reported 34,000 deaths in the pandemic. It’s now in its fourth wave and with vaccination levels at just 14%, case numbers continue to soar.
As well as spreading the virus, the event eroded public confidence in the government’s handling of the crisis, undermining future containment efforts.
Another wave of COVID-19 in Russia is undermining public health and threatens economic recovery. But widespread mistrust of institutions will stymie the country’s efforts to move past the pandemic.
After enduring a devastating wave of infections, deaths and lockdowns at the start of the pandemic, Italy is putting in place tougher anti-COVID measures, including a vaccine passport.
A public health scholar based in New Delhi explains how India has emerged from the massive spike in COVID-19 cases, even as the country braces for a new wave.
COVID-19 cases in Mexico are approaching the highest levels seen during the second wave in late January 2021, with about 22,000 new infections a day. A slow vaccine rollout is stunting progress.
Since late July, China has faced its biggest challenge since the first wave in Wuhan.
Vaccine coverage is among the world’s best and cases have come down from their peak – but the pandemic isn’t over yet.
Nigeria must increase its testing capacity and do more genomic studies to deal effectively with the Delta variant of COVID-19.
The new Delta variant presents a considerable threat due to its significantly increased transmissibility rather than severity.
COVID is running rampant in Myanmar, where the military junta has been accused of arresting doctors and weaponising the pandemic. The result could be catastrophic for the entire region.
COVID-19 cases in Indonesia are rising and are expected to keep doing so for another two weeks until the effects of restrictions and mask mandates are seen.