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For Chris Kay's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Even as boosters are likely to keep demand alive for COVID-19 inoculations worldwide, the desperate shortages that existed for much of last year have waned.
In early 2021, flare-ups in the Indian city of Amravati were the first visible warning that the delta variant was spreading. A devastating path across the world would soon follow.
As the Indian Council of Medical Research has acted as a key adviser to the government, it has drawn criticism from doctors and independent scientists.
The Serum Institute of India's travails have become a key illustration of how the effort to inoculate against COVID-19 has failed the developing world.
There is a growing realization that vaccine nationalism has the potential to ultimately prolong the pandemic.
Why the Latin American country has been far more devastated by the pathogen is baffling experts.
Concerns are being raised that countries are holding tight to their supplies and restricting access to materials needed to make more.
The government on Tuesday released a report on the accidents at Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. Submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the report describes 28 lessons and countermeasures. The government and the power industry should act quickly on recommendations derived from the report. ...
A storm is gathering in and around the Black Sea as Russia faces a mounting challenge from the United States, which is beefing up its military presence in former Soviet satellite countries like Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. One look at a map of the region ...