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94% of US Covid-19 deaths due to underlying conditions: CDC

Post Date: September 2, 2020

Washington: Ninety-four per cent of patients who died of the novel coronavirus in the US had underlying conditions, while only 6 per cent succumbed to the disease directly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a new report. "For 6 per cent of the deaths, Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned," Xinhua...

Large trials for the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine begin in the US


Washington: Phase 3 clinical trials for the much-anticipated Oxford COVID-19 vaccine have begun in the United States this week, with participants in Madison, Wisconsin rolling up their sleeves for the injection. The University of Wisconsin is one of dozens of test sites in the U.S. for the vaccine candidate, made by AstraZeneca in partnership with the U.K.'s...

Fast-tracking corona vaccine if ‘appropriate’: FDA chief


Washington: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a new interview that he is willing to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine before clinical trials are complete if it is determined to be “appropriate.” Hahn stressed politics would play no part in such a move, telling the Financial Times that “this is going to be a science, medicine,...

Are Indian Muslims victims of their ‘victim’ mindset?


By A Faizur Rahman In the recent past, Muslims in India have been demonized, abused, suspected and some even lynched with impunity. A case in point is the merciless killing of Pehlu Khan, a poor dairy farmer from Haryana who was bludgeoned to death by a mob of about 200 cow vigilantes in April 2017 while...

2020 is special for Indian Americans in US politics


By Yashwant Raj Donald Trump recently said he has “more Indians” than Kamala Harris, the Indian-descent Democratic nominee for vice-president. His campaign released a video of him with Narendra Modi at the “Howdy Modi” and “Namaste Trump” events, cheered by stadiums packed with Indians (and those of Indian descent). The Biden-Harris campaign was already on it,...

Town of Oyster Bay must remove roadblocks for homeless families

Post Date: August 28, 2020

OpEd by Arnold W. Drucker Nassau County Legislator  The Jericho Family Support Center is a laudable concept that deserves our support. The plan involves conversion of the former Hampton Inn on Jericho Turnpike into a transitional housing facility equipped to provide approximately 80 families with case management, childcare, workforce readiness training, health referrals, and 24-7 security. Currently,...

GOP convention makes case for Trump’s re-election


Washington: President Donald Trump was scheduled to top the Republican National Convention Thursday with an acceptance speech to run for the White House for a second term. The speakers, including many of his family members, preceding him made a case why Americans should give him four more years. Vice President Mike Pence, in his own renomination...

Last chance to be counted in the 2020 Census!


By South Asian Times Team New York: The census deadline is looming, and the Asian-Indian community is in danger of not getting their fair share of resources over the next decade. There is only one month left to make an impact. Nationally, four out of 10 U.S. households have not filled out the census. In other words, the response...

US Fed to focus on jobs, keep interest rates low, accepting inflation


Washington: The Federal Reserve on Thursday rolled out an aggressive new strategy to restore the United States to full employment and lift inflation back to healthier levels in a world where it now believes that “downward risks to employment and inflation have increased.” Under the new approach, laid out in a fresh statement on the Fed’s...