Power Play

New fronts in Covid-19 narratives battle

From the virus’ origins to vaccine efficacy to pandemic management, the contest continues

Cambodian workers transporting Covid-19 vaccines after they were donated from China, in Phnom Penh on Feb 7, 2021.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

Struggling to breathe, the elderly woman grips the hand of her nurse and refuses to let go, as a respirator beeps and whirrs in the background.

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