coronavirus

US wants UN to call out Chinese origins of coronavirus, Beijing resists

Post Date: March 27, 2020

Washington: The Trump administration is pushing the UN Security Council to call attention to the Chinese origins of the coronavirus, triggering a stalemate as the global body seeks to cobble together a response to the pandemic, NBC reports. Talks among UNSC nations over a joint declaration or resolution on the coronavirus have stalled over US...

G20 leaders pledge to do ‘whatever it takes’ on coronavirus


 G20 leaders have committed to do “whatever it takes” to minimize the social and economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic, in a largely unspecific and uncontroversial joint communique issued after a video conference call. In a two-hour meeting the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies agreed to assess gaps in pandemic preparedness and increase...

Senate OKs $2T corona stimulus package; House to vote Friday


The package would provide one-time direct payments to Americans of $1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year, and $2,400 to married couples making up to $150,000, with $500 payments per child.  Washington DC: By a unanimous vote of 96-0, the Senate passed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus compromise package just before midnight...

US Sikh Coalition publishes COVID-19 guidelines in Punjabi

Post Date: March 26, 2020

Washington, DC:  The California-based Sikh Coalition has prepared COVID-19 guidelines in Punjabi to enable the about 500,000 Sikhs living in America to better understand the pandemic, a media report said. The guidelines published in the website of the Coalition, a Sikh-American advocacy group, cover all important aspects of the ongoing pandemic beginning with social distancing...

Rapper M.I.A. slams vaccines amid coronavirus pandemic


New York: Sri Lankan origin Rapper M.I.A. is advocating against vaccines amid coronavirus, despite health experts and scientists worldwide scrambling to develop one and end the pandemic. “If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death — YALA," the singer, born Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, tweeted Wednesday morning, referencing her 2013 song...

Indian-American hoteliers come to aid of stranded Indian students

Post Date: March 26, 2020

The free accommodation would be allocated in coordination with Indian Embassy and its consulates New York: Indian-American hoteliers have come forward to rescue the stranded Indian students in the U.S. following implementation of lockdown measures in the country in response to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic, offering them free accommodation and free meals. With the students scrambling...

Feeling sick and worried about the coronavirus? Call your doctor, don’t rush to ER.


What we know about the coronavirus: Symptoms, transmission and response. Information shared by Washignton Post for wider circulation. Uh, oh. You wake up feeling crummy. Your throat hurts; maybe you have a cough. You are definitely anxious. What should you do? Can you get tested to rule out the novel coronavirus? First, what's wrong with me? There's...

NYC doctor details harrowing day in ER: ‘I survived Ebola. I fear COVID-19’


By Dr. Craig Spencer Dr. Craig Spencer, is the director of global health in emergency medicine at Columbia University's Irving Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He contracted Ebola in 2014 while volunteering with the Doctors Without Borders in Guinea in Africa. He was quarantined on returning to New York. Dr Spencer posted a harrowing...

Leadership in the time of Coronavirus


Op Ed by Shivaji Sengupta How well are Governor Cuomo and President Trump dealing with the crisis They say leaders are not made but born. I disagree. Especially in this 21st century, when society has been the most complex ever, and consequently, facing social problems, leadership requires skills that people are not just born with. They...