Category: Nepastery

  • Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation

    Pew Research Center – “A majority of Buddhists in India (89%) identify as members of Scheduled Castes (SC), also known as Dalits.”  

  • Covid-19 Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

      FDA authorizes additional batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccine from troubled Baltimore plant Baltimore Sun – “Emergent spokesman Matt Hartwig said the single-shot J&J vaccine produced in Baltimore is an important tool in the continued fight against COVID-19.” Pfizer Covid booster shots will likely be ready Sept. 20, but Moderna may be delayed, Fauci […]

  • Biden administration announces plan to share 55 million Covid-19 doses abroad

    Biden administration announces plan to share 55 million Covid-19 doses abroad CNN – “The Biden administration on Monday announced its plan to distribute the remaining 55 million of the 80 million Covid-19 vaccine doses that President Joe Biden has pledged to allocate by the end of this month…Approximately 7 million doses will be distributed in […]

  • On a Per-Person Basis, Nepal’s Covid Surge Exceeds India’s

    Direct Relief – “Nepal is reporting roughly 296 daily cases per million people, compared to India’s 231 daily cases per million.” “Like India, Nepal is experiencing a devastating outbreak of Covid-19 as the virus crosses the porous border between the two nations. While Nepal has fewer cases than its larger southern neighbor, it reports more […]

  • Biden to Send U.S.-Authorized Vaccines Abroad for First Time

    Bloomberg News — “Biden will announce Monday that he’ll export 20 million doses of vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, on top of 60 million AstraZeneca doses he’d already planned to give to other countries, according to a senior administration official …” UPDATES: U.S. to detail global distribution plan for 80 mln vaccine […]

  • There’s No Hidden U.S. Vaccine Stockpile Ready to Send Abroad

    via Bloomberg News – “America’s millions of unused doses aren’t an easy-to-ship surplus…Why isn’t the U.S. sharing its extra vaccine doses with the rest of the world?…America led the world in buying up the messenger RNA vaccines that have proven most effective against Covid-19. It’s now starting to lead the world in not using them.”

  • Growing Nepalese community in NYC finding a home in Jackson Heights

    KGO-TV – “The number of Nepalese in New York City nearly tripled between 2010 and 2019. … VIDEO: Watch the trailer for ‘Our America: Asian Voices’. EMBED…”

  • Repairing Generations of Trauma, One Lotus Flower at a Time

    via @NYTimes — “The lotus flower, blooming out of muddy waters, has long been a symbol of rising above suffering. In the wake of Anti-Asian attacks, spiritual leaders hope it can help heal the trauma of racial violence in the U.S.”