Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?
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Tran Nhat Minh, VIB deputy CEO and head of Banking Technology Services What do you think about the growing momentum of cloud computing among enterprises in the world and in Vietnam? Cloud computing has been around for 20 years, but has only become a big buzz in the last five. AI technology is a perfect match for cloud, giving businesses superior competitive advantages. Netflix has moved to the cloud more than five years ago. The Bank of America has migrated its data centre to the cloud two years ago; JP Morgan Chase teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for data analysis. CBA Bank (Australia) announced that 25 per cent of its applications will be running on the cloud within the next five years. Moving to the cloud is the new global trend, and it is essential that Vietnamese enterprises keep up with it. The collaborations of the three biggest tech companies and the biggest names in Vietnam – including two banks – in late September are proof of how impactful this trend is … [Read more...] about Multi-cloud is the new trend
Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product import-export hits over $82bil Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product exports and imports were estimated at nearly 82.67 billion USD in the first 11 months of this year, up 24.7 percent annually. Of the figure, around 43.48 billion USD was worth of exports, up 14.2 percent while nearly 39.18 billion USD was from imports, up 39 percent, resulting in a trade surplus of roughly 4.3 billion USD, down 56.5 percent year-on-year. The US was the biggest export market of Vietnam with over 11.9 billion USD, or 27.5 percent of the market share. It was followed by China with around 8.4 billion USD, accounting for 19.2 percent, and Japan with nearly 3 billion USD, or 6.9 percent. Share plunge as Omicron worries local investors Vietnamese shares plunged on Friday as the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant dampened investor sentiment, triggering worries about hits to a nascent economic recovery. The market benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 4
Vietnam said all development decisions must be nature-based and centered around people to ensure sustainable development in which no one would be left behind. Vietnam, a developing country, has stressed the importance of an all-people approach in coping with a global issue – climate change – and its roadmap to achieve a net-zero target by 2050 it has declared. Overview of the workshop in Hanoi on Dec 7 chaired by Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. Photo: Huong Giang/ UNDP The idea has been included in Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s speech at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held in Glasgow, the UK, in early November, as part of efforts to promote the engagement of all people in Vietnam in realizing its commitment at the global event, according to Pham Van Tan, Deputy Head of Vietnam’s Climate Negotiation Delegation. It’s interesting that Vietnam has stipulated the role of its people in the common drive, … [Read more...] about People-centered approach: Vietnam’s weapon to realize COP26 commitment
Vietnam Economic Forum scheduled for December 5 The event will take place at the International Convention Centre in Hanoi on December 5 to review Vietnam’s economic development in 2020-2021, and policies adopted to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it will give insight into the trend of economic restructuring and changes in production and business models due to pandemic impacts, along with policies that have been rolled out in the world to tackle COVID-19, thus withdrawing lessons for Vietnam in this regard. The organisers launched the official website of the forum, at diendankinhte.quochoi.vn, in Vietnamese and English languages. Reference exchange rate stays stable on Dec. 3 The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,117 VND/USD on December 3, unchanged from the previous day. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applicable to commercial banks during the day is 23,812 VND/USD and the floor … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 3
The University Medical Center under the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City has launched a clinic dedicated to providing sub-specialized care to COVID-19 patients with lingering symptoms. The clinic was officially put into operation on Monday, according to the center’s verified Facebook page. The symptoms, often referred to as COVID-19 long-haulers, post-COVID or long-COVID conditions, can vary widely in patients who have had the coronavirus, so the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proposed a unifying name for the condition, which is post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, or PASC. The new clinic provides a team of multidisciplinary specialists and subspecialists to help patients who have been diagnosed with PASC. The associated symptoms can be as varied as persistent shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, impaired stamina, chest pain, palpitations, dizzy spells, exercise intolerance, wide-swings in blood pressure or impaired … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City university medical center opens post-COVID-19 treatment clinic