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India

INDIA: Government lifts restrictions on vaccine imports as pandemic spreads

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has lifted all restrictions on imports of vaccines from anywhere in the world so long as they have been declared safe for use by the drug regulators of that country. In doing so the government is throwing to the wind notions of self-dependence as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads like wildfire across the country, reversing the gains of the past weeks.Read the rest

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EU: The external and internal politics of vaccination challenges

  • The strengthening of the EU export restrictions framework does not mean member states will back an extensive use of these powers.
  • Supply issues aside, most member states have been able to deliver the available jabs effectively, but trust issues around the AstraZeneca vaccine might still create rollout challenges.
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WEEKLY POLITICAL COMPASS

A summit of top US and Chinese diplomats produced modest progress. In Turkey, a cabinet reshuffle is expected. EUleaders will meet for a digital European Council. Another general election is taking place in Israel. Meanwhile, the pace of vaccinations is accelerating in China, Slovakia’s government crisis continues, Argentina’s finance minister will meet the IMF leadership, and in Tanzania, a new president has been sworn in.… Read the rest

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SOUTHEAST ASIA: Vaccination outlook for H1 2021

Indonesia leads the larger countries in confirmed vaccine supplies, both on absolute terms and as a percentage of its vaccination targets, for the next few months.The rest of the region promises a catch-up but vaccine deliveries in March and April will be the key.Political
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