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  • 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.”

  • Flight Alert from Nepal May 14, 2021

    US Embassy in Nepal – “To facilitate the departures of stranded foreign citizens and allow for timely and efficient delivery of COVID-19 emergency relief supplies, we join our …”

  • 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…”

  • Coronavirus Cases in Nepal

    Sunday, October 31, 2021 | COVID-19 Nepal Update | 376 New Cases | 8 New Deaths | [source] | Total Coronavirus Cases in Nepal https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/nepal/ Daily New Cases in Nepal John Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Center Where are COVID-19 cases increasing? See animated maps. COVISHIELD FAQs   US provides additional support for urgent COVID-19 assistance […]

  • Nepal Struggles With 2nd COVID Wave as India’s Outbreak Spills Across Border

    via Voice of America “MUMBAI, INDIA – Thousands of Nepalese migrants working in India rushed home in recent weeks seeking safe haven from a brutal second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as it battered the country with sickness and death. Now, the small Himalayan country is confronting a crisis like India’s as its health care […]

  • Maker of latest experimental vaccine not expected to seek authorization until June at the earliest

    via @Wasingtonpost — “The Novavax coronavirus shot, which relies on a more traditional technology, could be a key tool in the global effort to fight the pandemic”    

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