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Oxygen Shortage in Nepal Hospitals

According to CNN reporting, six private hospitals in Kathmandu were closing doors to new patients due to an oxygen shortages. “We’ll resume our services as usual once the regular supply of oxygen is ensured,” said a statement from Om hospital. A Hopeless Situation In The Guardian, Rajneesh Bhandari and Hannah Ellis-Petersen write (from Delhi) that […]

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The Lancet: India’s Covid Response Inexcusable

In CNN, Julia Hollingsworth and Manveena Suri (from Delhi) write “India is currently in the midst of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. It reported 403,738 additional cases Sunday, marking the fourth consecutive day it has recorded more than 400,000 cases and bringing the country’s total reported infections to more than 22 million”. The Lancet editorial […]

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India Neighbor See Skyrocketing Cases

In CNN, reporter Nector Gan writes that coronavirus cases are skyrocketing beyond India’s border in many countries in South and Southeast Asian countries. According to World Health Organization (WHO) ‘India had accounted for nearly half of all global infections and a quarter of deaths reported in the past week’. “The Southeast Asia region reported over […]

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Covid Cases Skyrocketing in Nepal

CNN World’s Julia Hollingsworth, Sophie Jeong and Asha Thapa write ” In Nepal, a situation is unfolding that looks chillingly familiar. Covid-19 cases are skyrocketing, hospitals are overwhelmed, and the country’s Prime Minister is pleading for help from other nations.” CNN reports that at present Nepal’s daily case reporting is 20 per 100,000 people and […]

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US Has a Moral Obligation to Help India

In The Hill OpEd piece, Amita Gupta, David Peters and Brian Wahl write: “There is a wretched inequality playing out in the world. As the U.S. and other high-income countries have dramatically reduced the burden of COVID-19, the daily number of confirmed cases and deaths globally is now greater than ever before. This increase is […]

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US Sets 70% Vaccination Goal by July 4

In the CNN Health, Kate Sullivan, Betsy Klein and Maegan Vazquez, write “Biden sets goal of administering at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot to 70% of US adult population by July 4”. Two months from today … families across the country are going to celebrate the Fourth of July. Our goal, by July Fourth, is […]

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Vaccine Hesitancy and Covid Denialism

In The Atlantic, staff writer David A. Graham writes “It’s Not Vaccine Hesitancy. It’s COVID-19 Denialism. Reluctance to get vaccinated is concentrated among young conservatives, who are skeptical of the pandemic’s harms.” Graham citing a sociological research from almost a decade ago, writes that almost two-thirds of Americans were hesitant to receive H1N1 swine-flu shots. […]

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COVID Daily Cases Surge in Nepal

The Kathmandu Posts reports that on Sunday May 2, Nepal reported 7,137 new cases, the highest-single day surge of coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic in January last year. Current death toll from COVID has reached 3,325, The Post reported. “With the degree of contagiousness of the new variants of the virus like […]

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More Younger Adults Hospitalized in MN

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeremy Olson writes in Star Tribune “Younger not necessarily healthier in Minnesota’s COVID-19 hospital surge. Trend in younger hospitalizations fueled by vaccination of senior citizens, viral variants spreading among children and their parents.” He writes that most hospitalized patients in Twin Cities were in their 40’s unlike during the first Covid surge […]

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COVID-19 Infections Surge in Nepal

According to The Kathmandu Post, Nepalese authorities are grappling to contain the rapid rise of Covid-19 cases fueled by the more infectious mutant strains emerging out of India. On April 26, Nepal recorded 3,442 new coronavirus infections in one day, a highest daily record in this year, writes the Post. “It took the total caseload […]