Global Efforts to Discover Covid-19 Vaccine

The efforts of developing the vaccine for COVID-19 has become the top priority for countries around the world to be able to solve this unprecedented global health crisis. Who is involved in the endeavor so far? How much is the cost to develop the vaccine and what are the challenges posing the discovery?

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European Union (EU)’s ways in Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pandemics have plagued civilizations throughout human history, the coronavirus outbreak is having a profoundly negative impact on people’s livelihoods and on economic growth. The European Union is working on all fronts to provide for immediate cash relief to those sectors affected, to make sure they retain productive capacity and to meet emergency needs.

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COVID-19 and the Asia Pacific Growth Forecast

Asia Pacific has been one of the fastest-growing region in the world. Yet as the COVID-19 pandemic requires for a restricted direct human interaction hence disrupting economic activities globally, Asia Pacific as a region is not immune to the economic threats it posed. Experts predicted that the downturn may be more severe than past economic crisis.

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COVID-19 and Its Impact on Religion

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted religious practices across the globe in significant ways, reaching a degree that we have never really seen before. Through the social and behavior change communication (SBCC), the changes mainly come from restrictions to gather, worship at a religious site, and conduct religious practices such as pilgrimage and burial ceremonies.

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The United States – World Health Organization Tension during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The United States has been a long-standing friend and is the single largest contributor to the World Health Organization (WHO) with assessed contribution is 22% of its total members. Unfortunately, the tension between them has arisen since the outbreak concerning how WHO handled the pandemic. Following the decision to withdraw the funding made by the US, how did WHO respond and what is likely to be the impact?

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How are ASEAN Member States Dealing with COVID-19?

COVID-19 is truly a global problem, touching every corner of the world. The pandemic’s impact has been tremendous, with the potential to reshape all countries – including the countries of ASEAN. Though while their problems are similar, the impacts of the virus on each country and their responses are all unique.

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