An elderly man receives a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at a local hospital in Ipoh, Malaysia, on June 1. The country has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the world. Photo: dpa
An elderly man receives a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at a local hospital in Ipoh, Malaysia, on June 1. The country has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the world. Photo: dpa
Alexander Matheou
Opinion

Opinion

Alexander Matheou

Asia needs the world to share its surplus vaccine doses, as quickly as possible

  • In the rich world, mass vaccination has been shown to help save lives. In the race against new waves and new tragedies, we need good news at a global level
  • Yet many Asian countries are down to their last doses and being forced to scale back or suspend their vaccine roll-outs

An elderly man receives a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at a local hospital in Ipoh, Malaysia, on June 1. The country has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the world. Photo: dpa
An elderly man receives a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at a local hospital in Ipoh, Malaysia, on June 1. The country has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the world. Photo: dpa
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