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A free e-book compiled by New York Times on Coronavirus


This book addresses what to do if you feel sick and are worried it may be the corona virus, what scientists have learned about how the virus infects and attacks cells, how to talk to children and teens about the outbreak, what to do if you’re worried about the stock market and much more....

New York state Coronavirus update


NY Corona Hotline number: 1-888-364-3065   New York State on PAUSE: 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. (Guidance on essential services designation is at https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-guidance-essential-services-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned. The FDA approved the use of a new experimental drug in New...

Advisory for Indian Nationals in USA – COVID 19

Post Date: March 23, 2020

According to the latest Travel Advisory, no international commercial passenger aircrafts will be allowed into India from midnight of 22 March, 2020 to 29 March, 2020. In view of these travel restrictions, all Indian nationals are advised to:   Stay safe and isolated within the residential premises and follow the advisories updated on CDC...

Advice from LI doc treating COVID-19 patients


Hicksville, NY:  Dr Sunil Mehra, pulmonologist and critical care specialist, is at the front line of fighting coronavirus. He has been called in to see Covid-19 patients. Speaking to  The South Asian Times Wednesday, he said there were 10 confirmed cases and another 10 probables at the NYC hospital he works with. But none...

AAPI urges total lockdown of entire country


Chicago, IL:  “As concerned physicians witnessing the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our society, healthcare system and economy, we, members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), urge the Federal, State and Local Governments and policy makers for more immediate and severe action to prevent the crisis from becoming...

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for deploying military as COVID-19 cases surge


New York: With the number of coronavirus cases rising sharply in New York City to 3,615, Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for deploying the military to help the city face the pandemic. De Blasio said on Thursday the military must be given the orders to mobilize and take on the coronavirus crisis. "We have such...

Harvard team translating corona info in Indian languages


Boston: To help immigrants, particularly the old people in these communities, access information and advisories about COVID-19 amid a coronavirus lock-down, a first-year Indian American medical student at Harvard Medical School has come up with a bright idea. Pooja Chandrashekar is leading a team of over 150 medical students to develop COVID-19 fact sheets and...

Paradoxes pile up

Post Date: March 20, 2020

Beating virus hurts economy  No one knows how long it will last or how much it will hurt. But the U.S. economy is either sliding into a recession for the first time since 2009 or is already in one — a sudden victim of the coronavirus outbreak. The vast changes deemed necessary to defeat the virus...

No, Trump cannot hold up the November election using corona ruse


Experts are encouraging states to move towards vote-by-mail Washington: The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has already majorly disrupted the ongoing 2020 election, leaving campaigns and election officials scrambling at the last minute to adapt. As of Monday, five states and territories have postponed their upcoming Democratic presidential primaries. Early on Tuesday morning, the Ohio Supreme...