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Asia Insight

COVID purgatory: Variants and other risks complicate Asia's escape

Amid uneven vaccinations, India stirs fears as Singapore and Israel offer hope

SANDY ONG, Contributing writer | Singapore

SINGAPORE -- It was all so simple: 72-year-old Margarette Taylor received a letter from Singapore's government in March, inviting her to take a COVID-19 shot. She went to the Health Ministry's website and booked an appointment in minutes.

Two days later, Taylor hitched a ride with a neighbor to a community center 15 minutes away to get her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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