Global trade is accelerating, but poorer countries need vaccines.

Global trade is recovering faster-than-expected from pandemic lows in the first half of 2021 and will grow faster-than-expected next year, raising global growth forecasts, the World Trade Organization said on Monday. The WTO now forecasts that global trade in goods will increase by 10.8 percent in 2021, up from the 8 percent it forecast in …

How Asia, Once Delaying Vaccines, Is Accelerating Vaccines

Then came the Delta variant. Despite keeping their country largely closed, the virus has found its way. And when it entered, it quickly spread. In the summer, South Korea battled the worst wave of infections; Hospitals in Indonesia run out of oxygen and beds; and in Thailand, healthcare workers had to turn patients away. With …