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Herd immunity is closer than you think

Commentary / World Jun 16, 2021

Herd immunity is closer than you think

When will the world have vaccinated 80% of all adults, the level presumed by scientists to produce herd immunity against COVID-19? Most people’s answer is 2023 or 2024, which suggests deep pessimism about the progress of vaccinations outside the rich world. That is also ...

Whose post-pandemic century?

Commentary / World Jan 4, 2021

Whose post-pandemic century?

Asia’s worst performers (in public-health terms) — such as the Philippines and Indonesia — have controlled the pandemic more effectively than Europe’s biggest and wealthiest countries.

The Japan that Shinzo Abe has left behind

Commentary / Japan Aug 29, 2020

The Japan that Shinzo Abe has left behind

Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation (on health grounds) ends the tenure of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. The country’s most internationally recognized statesman since 1945, Abe has been, among other things, the world leader most keen on playing golf with U.S. President Donald Trump. Although he leaves ...

Xi's strong hand against Trump

Commentary / World Apr 12, 2018

Xi's strong hand against Trump

Donald Trump's recently announced trade tariffs and upcoming summit with North Korea give China an unprecedented opportunity to prove its strength before the eyes of the world.