US Census 2020

New York

US student builds website to track COVID-19 in India

Post Date: May 21, 2020

New York: In the midst of the global pandemic, a computer science student from the US, has created a website to help India keep track of COVID-19 infection rates. Jeremy Philemon has applied his skills in the creation and updating of covid19india.org, a website that aggregates data from every part of the country of 1.35 billion...

HCQ

After barrage of criticism, Trump explains why he is taking HCQ


New York: President Donald Trump says he began taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) "as a frontline defense" after his valet and Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary tested positive for Covid-19. After the two of them tested positive, "I thought, you know, from my standpoint, not a bad time to take it, because we had the combination of...

Dr. Shiv Nikam

Indian American surgeon’s free app links patients, docs, hospitals


New York: A health care tech company founded by a Delaware surgeon is offering a free app that connects patients with doctors and hospitals online using telemedicine for free during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Shiv Nikam, a vascular surgeon who also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School, said Mundaii had been...

Nigerian fraud ring steals millions from US unemployment funds

Post Date: May 19, 2020

New York: A Nigerian fraud ring has reportedly swiped millions of dollars in unemployment benefits — funds meant to help out-of-work Americans. The complex and widespread theft scheme used stolen identity data from citizens, including social security numbers, to file false claims on behalf of workers who may not even have lost their jobs, according to a...

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I will be a compassionate and loving partner


By Juhee Jhalani, Ph.D Dr. Jhalani is a New York state licensed psychologist, practicing in Manhattan. In private practice, she works with adults, couples, and families. She has also been working with underserved populations including immigrants and marginalized individuals. She provides psychotherapy both in English and Hindi. Email: drjuheejhalani@gmail.com Welcome to week 3! This week we bring along our partners...

Manka Dhingra

Manka Dhingra appointed to Washington state Senate COVID-19 recovery committee


New York: Indian-American Manka Dhingra has been appointed to a newly formed bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery in the Washington state Senate to address the its long-term economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The committee will hold its first meeting in June and is tasked with making recommendations on COVID-19 recovery legislation in advance of...

Indian-Americans most likely to be Democrats of any Asian-origin group: Study

Post Date: May 14, 2020

New York: Indian-Americans are most likely to be Democrats of any Asian-origin group, with 50 per cent supporting the party and just 18 per cent identifying as Republicans, non-partisan think tank Pew Research has said in a study. But, President Donald Trump's campaign disagrees, believing this major ethnic community in America is now moving away from...

NYC Census 2020 outreach to immigrant and language-based communities via popular mobile messenger apps

Post Date: May 14, 2020

New York:  NYC Census 2020 (Mayor’s Office of the Census) has embarked on an extensive and innovative digital organizing campaign via WhatsApp, WeChat, KakaoTalk, and Viber (WhatsApp+), to reach immigrant communities across New York City in 15 languages. This type of linguistic and culturally competent outreach and communication is particularly important at a time when...

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Dr Fauci warns of ”really serious” consequences if US states rush to reopen


By Nikhila Natarajan  New York: America’s top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned on Tuesday that it would be a "bridge too far" to think that COVID19 treatment or vaccines would be ready in time for the Fall 2020 reopening of schools, and warned of "really serious" consequences if states lift stay-at-home orders too quickly,...