Novavax and Takeda Announce Collaboration for Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in Japan

Novavax will license COVID-19 vaccine technology to Takeda for local production and commercialization in Japan Matrix-M adjuvant to be supplied from Novavax Government of Japan will provide funding to Takeda for technology transfer, establishment of infrastructure and scale-up of manufacturing Adds to Takeda’s ongoing support of influenza pandemic preparedness in Japan GAITHERSBURG, Md. and OSAKA,

Novavax and Serum Institute of India Announce Development and Commercial Collaboration

Expected to support minimum of 1 billion doses of NVX-CoV2373 for India and low- and middle-income countries Leverages Serum Institute’s existing reach and infrastructure Builds on and complements Novavax-CEPI collaboration to develop and distribute NVX-CoV2373 for low- and middle-income countries through the COVAX Facility Serum Institute gains exclusive rights to commercialize in India and non-exclusive

Thai Protesters Demand Drastic Changes in Political System

Protesters in Thailand are pressing on with their demands for the dissolution of parliament, new elections and changing the constitution. Leaders said Friday they would step up pressure on the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha if it failed to act on changes. “(Our demands) are clear enough for the government to hear and follow,”

How Philippines Got Runaway COVID-19 Caseload, an Outlier in Asia

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The Philippines has become a COVID-19 outlier in East Asia with a runaway caseload because initial stay-home orders ended early and people struggle to practice social distancing despite strict rules, local observers say. New reported cases spiked during the past month, leaving the archipelago with a cumulative total of about 120,000. Daily

TikTok Threatens to Sue after US Moves to Ban App  

TikTok reacted to President Donald Trump’s executive order barring U.S. companies and individuals from doing business with its parent company, ByteDance, by threatening to take legal action and urging its U.S. users to lobby on its behalf. Trump ordered sweeping bans late Thursday prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with ByteDance and Tencent, the owner of the messenger

Indonesia’s consumer confidence index improves as businesses reopen

The consumer confidence index in Indonesia improved in July along with the resumption of business activities and relaxation of restrictions applied to rein the COVID-19 spread. A survey carried out by the central bank, Bank Indonesia, showed on Thursday that the consumer confidence index edged up 86.2 in July from 83.8 in the presiding month.

Cambodia hoists ASEAN flag to celebrate 53rd founding anniversary of ASEAN

Cambodia on Friday hoisted the ASEAN flag adjacent to its national flag at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in order to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn, also minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, who presided over