• By The Financial District

COUNTRIES DESPERATE FOR VACCINES

Updated: Jun 20

Sri Lanka is tapping Japan. Nepal has asked Denmark. Bangladesh has appealed to its diaspora in the U.S.

South Asian countries are turning to the rest of the world to jump-start inoculation campaigns that have stalled since India halted vaccine exports in March, according to the Friday Briefing of The New York Times.


Wealthier countries have recently offered to step up vaccine donations to the developing world — such as the Group of 7’s promise of one billion shots — but health officials say the pledges are vague and far off and do not address immediate needs.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

A first batch of seven million doses was earmarked by the U.S. for Nepal, Sri Lanka and other countries in Asia this month, but the details of their arrival are still unclear.

The situation is desperate: Older people in Nepal have been waiting for months for a second shot.


India’s neighbors began vaccinations this year with a combination of doses donated by India and purchased from the Serum Institute of India. But as cases rose in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government blocked exports.



WEEKLY FEATURE : PAL READY TO SOAR WITH PANDEMIC

Happyornot makes feedback terminals measuring customer satisfaction sing smiley-face buttons.