Abhishek Rimal

Abhishek Rimal

Dr Abhishek Rimal is Asia Pacific emergency health coordinator with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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Opinion | Covid-19’s impact on Asian children should give countries hoarding vaccines pause

Asia is waking up to the pandemic’s silent and massive impact on children and young people as the Delta variant smashes the myth of children’s immunity. Lengthy lockdowns, closed schools and deaths in the family are also straining young people’s mental health even as wealthy countries corner the lion’s share of vaccines.

Asia is waking up to the pandemic’s silent and massive impact on children and young people as the Delta variant smashes the myth of children’s immunity. Lengthy lockdowns, closed schools and deaths in the family are also straining young people’s mental health even as wealthy countries corner the lion’s share of vaccines.

Covid-19’s impact on Asian children should give countries hoarding vaccines pause
12 Oct 2021 - 8:30AM