Some fear territories that prioritized safety early in the pandemic may be left behind by rivals with higher caseloads that have boosted vaccine uptake.
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The reported spread in these handful of nations has been far more rapid, and signals the dangers of allowing the novel coronavirus to go uncontrolled.
Confidence in both the Sinovac shot and the government’s vaccine drive has plummeted.
The nations quickest to enact social distancing and contact-tracing systems have mostly kept COVID-19 in check, but their citizens now find themselves lagging in receiving vaccinations.
The confusion, which comes as several governments commit to inoculating their citizens with Sinovac’s shot, is fueling skepticism over Chinese vaccines.
Once a coronavirus success story, Hong Kong is facing its worst outbreak yet, and policymakers are realizing how little they can do without making a bad situation worse.
Hong Kong’s central bar district returned to relative normalcy over the weekend, with crowds of revelers taking advantage of eased social distancing rules even as fresh pro-democracy protests flared across the city. While police largely left the packed bars alone, when it came to activists, ...