Vietnam Tries to Fight Off the Delta Variant

After early success against Covid-19, the country now finds itself locked in a tense struggle

Until May of this year, Vietnam kept Covid-19 at bay. From the first reports of the virus's escape from Wuhan, its government was on alert. Rigorous screening, contact tracing, lockdowns, intensive propaganda – it was a textbook case of how to stay safe while neighboring countries fail.

The Health Ministry had a protocol for such events, developed after …

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