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First dose is not full protection

Bhutan’s national vaccination campaign is going well with large numbers of people getting vaccinated within a week to the extent that Bhutan is number two in the world when it comes to the share of people getting the first dose. Our health workers and the public must be congratulated for …

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All Eyes on Digital Payments

CHICAGO – Digital payments are attracting growing interest, and eye-popping numbers abound, as demonstrated by the US payment processor Stripe’s recent $95 billion valuation. Why all the excitement, and why now? At one level, the reason is straightforward: digital payments allow buyers to pay sellers without physical currency changing hands. Though the …

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Vaccine for health and economy

When Bhutan had the first case followed by imported cases in quarantine and the first local transmission outbreak in Phuentsholing we all desperately prayed for a vaccine. The situation became even more dire during our second outbreak in December 2020 as we saw how quickly the virus could come in …

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Vaccine or destruction

The world including neighboring India are witnessing a rising second wave of COVID-19 infections. This second wave is led by new strains and mutations of the virus that are spreading faster and stronger. If there is one thing that the pandemic has shown, it is that societies that have trust …

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COVAX is Our Best Chance to Beat COVID

LONDON – The first vaccine deliveries by the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility to Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast brought a glimmer of hope to African countries keen to start immunizing their populations against the disease. But while COVAX is ramping up deliveries, its mission to provide rapid, fair, and equitable access to …

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Get Vaccinated

A good reason that many of us are hale and hearty today and are not afflicted by anything from polio to small pox is due to the many successful vaccination programs. If one looks at the infant mortality rate of children in Bhutan before vaccinations and modern medicine, it was …

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Losing the billions

In 2011, based on investigative reports by the Editor of this paper a special RAA report said that in 2007 the actual legal Bhutan Lottery turnover in India was Nu 263.6 bn but Bhutan was only getting a fractional Nu 210 mn of this. Bhutan being taken for such a …

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CPMS has helped in contact tracing

The Check-Post Management System (CPMS) is found to be handy, effective and useful, especially in contact tracing during the outbreak of COVID-19 in the community due to access to instantaneous information on the movement of people. Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) along with the Department of Information Technology & Telecom (DITT) …

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